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Star Slammer (1986)

Prison Ship (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1986 (USA)
Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Michael Sonye (screenplay by) (as Michael D. Sonye), Miriam L. Preissel (original story by) (as Miriam Preissel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Brooke ... Taura
Suzy Stokey ... Mike (as Susan Stokey)
Ross Hagen ... Bantor
Marya Gant ... Warden Exene
Aldo Ray ... The Inquistor
Dawn Wildsmith ... Muffin
Richard Hench ... Garth (as Richard Alan Hench)
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Krago (as Michael D. Sonye)
Lindy Skyles Lindy Skyles ... The Sovereign
Bobbie Bresee ... Marai (as Bobbi Bresee)
Danita Aljuwani Danita Aljuwani ... Ruby
Dori Renee Crofts Dori Renee Crofts ... Scratch
Liat Mathias Liat Mathias ... Stace
Mimi Monaco Mimi Monaco ... Squeeker
Vivian Schilling ... Marni (as Vivian Louise Schilling)
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Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

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Taglines:

Untamed. Uncaged. Unleashed In Space.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Ship: 2005 See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Suzy Stokey did her own harmonica playing. See more »

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In the last minutes of the film, the hairstyle of Sandy Brooke changes several times between more and less curly. See more »

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Taura: My name is Taura and you can all kiss my ass.
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The closing credits promise: "The Adventures of Taura continue in CHAIN GANG PLANET." See more »

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References The Deadly Spawn (1983) See more »

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Entertaining, if Silly, Low-Budget Picture
6 July 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Star Slammer (1986)

** (out of 4)

Taura (Sandy Brooke) is sentenced to serve some time on a prison ship that floats around in outer space. As soon as she arrives she has to deal with not only a nasty warden but also the other women including one who plans on making Taura's life a living Hell.

STAR SLAMMER, also known as PRISON SHIP, is an ultra low-budget movie from director Fred Olen Ray, which might not be the most original thing you'll ever watch but it's at least slightly entertaining as long as you're not expecting something like Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

The film is basically just a lot of silly action scenes as the film wants to not only cash in on the sci-fi genre but also the women-in-prison one. The two work quite well with one another but as I said, there's certainly nothing original going on here. You've got the lesbian and mean warden, you've got outsiders causing trouble, there are the ladies fighting one another and you get the idea.

I will say that Brooke was a lot of fun in the lead role and she certainly helps push the film along. Suzy Stokey, Marya Gant and Dawn Wildsmith are all entertaining as well. You've also got Aldo Ray in a small role and one of the final apperances by John Carradine whose total screentime is around a minute. In fact, Carradine shot a bunch of scenes in one day several years earlier and those were scattered throughout several Ray pictures including JACK-O, which was released years after the actor's death!

STAR SLAMMER is pretty much low-budget junk but it's certainly fun enough to where fans of the genre should enjoy it.


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