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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ()


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Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body.

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Kirk
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Capt. Spock
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McCoy
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Scotty
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Chekov
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Sulu
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Uhura
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Saavik
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David
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Trainee Foster
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Mr. Adventure
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Admiral Morrow
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Spock - age 9
Vadia Potenza ...
Spock - age 13
Stephen Manley ...
Spock - age 17
Joe W. Davis ...
Spock - age 25
Paul Sorensen ...
Captain
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Valkris
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Commander Kruge
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Torg
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Maltz
David Cadiente ...
Klingon Sargeant (as Dave Cadiente)
Bob K. Cummings ...
Klingon Gunner #1 (as Bob Cummings)
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Klingon Gunner #2
Phillip R. Allen ...
Captain Esteban (as Phillip Richard Allen)
Jeanne Mori ...
Helm
Mario Marcelino ...
Communications
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Alien
Sharon Thomas Cain ...
Waitress (as Sharon Thomas)
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Civilian Agent
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Captain Styles (as James B. Sikking)
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First Officer
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Sarek
Katherine Blum ...
Vulcan Child
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Vulcan High Priestess (as Dame Judith Anderson)
Gary Faga ...
Prison Guard #1
Doug Shanklin ...
Prison Guard #2 (as Douglas Alan Shanklin)
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Woman in Cafeteria
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Spock - screams (voice)
Teresa E. Victor ...
Enterprise Computer (voice)
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Flight Recorder (voice)
Judi M. Durand ...
Space Dock Controller (voice) (as Judi Durand)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjie Bancroft ...
Vulcan Priest (uncredited)
Jessica Biscardi ...
Vulcan Maiden (uncredited)
Steve Blalock ...
Trainee Crewmember (uncredited)
Charles Correll ...
Space Dock Worker (uncredited)
Al Jones ...
Klingon Crewman (uncredited)
Claudia Lowndes ...
Officers' Lounge Patron (uncredited)
Eric Mansker ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Starfleet bar patron / Klingon (uncredited)
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Vulcan Guard (uncredited)
Dennis Ott ...
Klingon (uncredited)
Nanci Rogers ...
Bar Waitress (uncredited)
Kimberly L. Ryusaki ...
Bar Alien (uncredited)
Rebecca Soladay ...
Vulcan Maiden (uncredited)
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Starfleet Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Leonard Nimoy

Written by

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Gene Roddenberry ... (based on "Star Trek" created by)
 
Harve Bennett ... (written by)

Produced by

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Harve Bennett ... producer
Gary Nardino ... executive producer
Ralph Winter ... associate producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Charles Correll

Film Editing by

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Robert F. Shugrue

Editorial Department

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Martin Chielens ... assistant film editor (as Martin X. Chielens)
Daniel F. Finnerty ... assistant editor
Bruce Fortune ... assistant editor (as Bruce D. Fortune)
John Haggar ... assistant film editor (as John A. Haggar)
Terry Haggar ... color timer (as Terry P. Haggar)
Bob Noland ... color timer

Casting By

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Mary Ann Barton
Elza Bergeron
Stuart Jensen

Art Direction by

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John E. Chilberg II

Set Decoration by

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Tom Pedigo

Costume Design by

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Robert Fletcher

Makeup Department

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Paul Abascal ... additional hair stylist
Silvia Abascal ... hair stylist
Barney Burman ... makeup effects lab technician
Wes Dawn ... makeup artist
Jim Kail ... makeup artist (as James Kail)
James Lee McCoy ... makeup artist (as James L. McCoy)
Carol A. O'Connell ... additional hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... special makeup effects artist
Steve LaPorte ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Rick Stratton ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael P. Schoenbrun ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Hockridge ... first assistant director
Cynthia Riddle ... dga trainee
Ken Stringer ... second assistant director

Art Department

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William Apperson ... propmaker foreman
Stan Atkins ... welder gang boss
Cameron Birnie ... set designer
Ed Charnock ... paint foreman (as Ed Charnock Jr.)
Jeff Clark ... sign writer
Ron Galloway ... swing gang
Scott Goodale ... construction foreman
Ron Greenwood ... assistant property (as Ronald E. Greenwood)
Dennis Ivanjack ... stand-by painter (as Dennis C. Ivanjack)
Jerry Kobold ... lead man
Thomas W. Lay Jr. ... illustrator (as Tom Lay)
Joe Longo ... property master
Clarence Lynn Price ... construction coordinator (as Lynn Price)
Blake Russell ... set designer
Charles Peter Russo ... swing gang (as Charlie Russo)
Mark Siegel ... sculptor
Mike Villarino ... propmaker
Louis Zamora ... labor foreman

Sound Department

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Pamela Bentkowski ... foley editor
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator
Gene S. Cantamessa ... sound mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Cecelia Hall ... supervising sound editor
Sean Hanley ... adr editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley by
Ron Horwitz ... adr editor
Alan Howarth ... special sound effects
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Tom Johnson ... additional sound effects
John Leveque ... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley by
Bruce Richardson ... sound effects editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
Frank Serafine ... special sound effects
Randy Thom ... additional sound effects
George Watters II ... supervising sound editor
Ray West ... re-recording mixer
Jack Wolpa ... utility
Jack Woods ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Gary D. Bierend ... special effects technician
Bob Dawson ... special effects supervisor
Peter G. Evangelatos ... special effects
Rocky Gehr ... special effects
Bill George ... spacecraft and prop designer
Thomas R. Homsher ... special effects
John McLeod ... special effects technician
Dennis Petersen ... special effects (as Dennis K. Petersen)
Tony Vandenecker ... special effects
Tony McVey ... sculptor (uncredited)
Kirk R. Thatcher ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Craig Barron ... matte camera supervisor
William Beck ... model maker
David Berry ... optical line up
Dave Carson ... visual effects art director (as David Carson)
Sean M. Casey ... model maker (as Sean Casey)
Terry Chostner ... still photography supervisor
Donald Clark ... optical camera operator
Peter Daulton ... visual effects assistant camera
Richard Davis ... model maker
Don Dow ... visual effects cameraman (as Donald Dow)
Selwyn Eddy ... visual effects cameraman (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Christopher Evans ... matte artist (as Chris Evans)
Scott Farrar ... special visual effects cameraman
Warren Franklin ... visual effects production supervisor
Michael Fulmer ... model maker
Steve Gawley ... supervising model maker
Ray Gilberti ... visual effects assistant camera
Ralph Gordon ... optical line up
Caroleen Green ... matte artist: ILM
John Haggar ... visual effects editor
David Hanks ... visual effects assistant camera (as Dave Hanks)
Toby Heindel ... visual effects assistant camera
Robert Hill ... visual effects assistant camera
Jay Ignaszewski ... visual effects editor
Randy Jonsson ... assistant camera: ILM (as Randy Johnson)
Ira Keeler ... model maker
Bill Kimberlin ... chief visual effects editor
James Lim ... optical camera operator
Jeff Mann ... model maker
Patrick McArdle ... visual effects assistant camera
Ted Moehnke ... miniature pyrotechnics
Michael Moore ... assistant visual effects editor: ILM
Charlie Mullen ... animation supervisor (as Charles Mullen)
Phillip Norwood ... visual effects animator
Frank Ordaz ... matte artist
Michael Pangrazio ... matte painting supervisor
Ken Ralston ... visual effects supervisor (as Kenneth Ralston)
Nilo Rodis-Jamero ... visual effects art director (as Nilo Rodis)
Kenneth Smith ... optical photography supervisor (as Kenneth F. Smith)
Thomas G. Smith ... general manager: ILM (as Tom Smith)
David Sosalla ... creature supervisor
Laurie Vermont ... visual effects production coordinator
Bruce Walters ... visual effects animator
Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Ned Gorman ... visual effects (uncredited)
Alan G. Markowitz ... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Steve Blalock ... stunts
David Burton ... stunts
Phil Chong ... stunts
Eddy Donno ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
James M. Halty ... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Chuck Hicks ... stunts
Jeff Jensen ... stunts
Al Jones ... stunt double: Christopher Lloyd
Don Charles McGovern ... stunts
John Meier ... stunt double: William Shatner
Tom Morga ... stunts
Alan Oliney ... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... stunts
Danny Rogers ... stunts
R.A. Rondell ... stunt coordinator
Frank James Sparks ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunt coordinator
David Zellitti ... stunts
Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Coulter ... stunts (uncredited)
Ernest Robinson ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ed Cooper ... best boy (as 'Big' Ed Cooper)
Clarence Ebert ... second company grip
Jon Falkengren ... dolly grip
Ray Gilberti ... assistant camera
Norman Glasser ... chief lighting technician (as Norm Glasser)
Dennis Harper ... key grip
Hal Landaker ... video supervisor
David B. Nowell ... camera operator (as David Nowell)
Norman Parker ... second assistant camera: second camera (as Norman E. Parker)
Ed Reilly ... best boy
Randall Robinson ... first assistant camera
Peter Santoro ... second assistant camera
Tom Sawyer ... dolly grip
Michael Scott ... second camera operator
Alfredo Sepulveda ... second assistant camera (as Alfredo R. Sepulveda)
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Robert A. Torres ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... casting: voice-over

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dan Bronson ... wardrobe
Agnes G. Henry ... wardrobe supervisor: women
James Linn ... wardrobe supervisor: men
Joseph Markham ... wardrobe
Jean Merrick ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Lynn Harman ... transportation captain
Scott Jimerson ... driver
Robert D. Mayne ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Deborah Arakelian ... production assistant
Barbara Arms ... assistant choreographer
Steve Blalock ... stand-in
Geoffrey de Valois ... production assistant
Richard Green ... technical advisor (as Dr. Richard H. Green)
Robin Kellick ... stand-in
Lily La Cava ... script supervisor
Alan Landaker ... chief engineer
Mike MacKenzie ... equipment engineering supervisor (as Michael MacKenzie)
Joel Marston ... dialogue coach
Robert Morgan ... craft service
Marc Okrand ... creator: alien language
Ed Pine ... unit publicist
Gene Roddenberry ... executive consultant
Sylvia Rubenstein ... assistant: Mr. Bennett
Kimberly L. Ryusaki ... stand-in
Debbie Schwab ... assistant: Mr. Schoenbrun
Mark Siegel ... creature maker / puppeteer
Andre Tayir ... choreographer
Teresa E. Victor ... assistant: Mr. Nimoy
Philip Weyland ... stand-in (as Phil Weyland)
Rick Whitfield ... video coordinator
Leonard Nimoy ... additional writer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the wake of Spock's ultimate deed of sacrifice, Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise crew return to Earth for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive at Spacedock, they are shocked to discover that the Enterprise is to be decommissioned. Even worse, Dr. McCoy begins acting strangely and Scotty has been reassigned to another ship. Kirk is forced to steal back the Enterprise and head across space to the Genesis Planet to save Spock and bring him to Vulcan. Unknown to them, the Klingons are planning to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device for their own deadly purpose. Written by Colin Tinto

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Taglines The final voyage of the Starship Enterprise. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Star Trek: The Search for Spock (United States)
  • Star Trek III: Return to Genesis (United States)
  • Star Trek III: In Search of Spock (United States)
  • Star trek III - À la recherche de Spock (France)
  • Star Trek III: Auf der Suche nach Mr. Spock (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,673,229, 03 Jun 1984
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $87,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the opening credits, there is an extra long pause between William Shatner and DeForest Kelley's names, where Leonard Nimoy's name would normally be. See more »
Goofs When Kirk checks the video logs to find the keeper of Spock's katra, the timestamp reveals that Spock melded with McCoy on stardate 8128.78. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) begins on stardate 8130.3. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Theme From Star Trek (TV Series) See more »
Crazy Credits Leonard Nimoy is credited as director in the opening credits, but is not included in the cast list. There is a long gap between the names of William Shatner and DeForest Kelley, which lasts for the length of time Nimoy's name would have been displayed. See more »
Quotes Sarek: Kirk, I thank you. What you have done is...
Kirk: What I have done, I had to do.
Sarek: But at what cost? Your ship. Your son.
Kirk: If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul.
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