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Starship (1984)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 4 April 1987 (USA)
Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the ... See full summary »

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Roger Christian
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Cockburn Adam Cockburn ... School child
Tyler Coppin ... Detective Droid
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Jowitt
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Little girl
Tami James Tami James ... School child
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Danny
Michelle Linley Michelle Linley ... School child
Arky Michael Arky Michael ... Dylan
Peter Morris Peter Morris ... Soufie
Ben Philips Ben Philips ... School child
Donogh Rees ... Abbie
John Rees John Rees ... Priest
Holly Robinson Holly Robinson ... School child
Deep Roy ... Grid
Arthur Sherman Arthur Sherman ... Controller
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Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the underground resistence movement, led by Lorca, has a chance of turning around the brutal regime, but the management has hired Danny the bounty hunter to track him and his followers down. Will any of them stand a chance against the brutal hunter and his robot assistants? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2084 See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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San Jacinto
Written and performed by Peter Gabriel
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A Drinking Game
12 July 2007 | by stevemainsSee all my reviews

I've come up with a drinking game to play while you watch Starship. Here's what you do. Get a bottle of your favorite liquor and a shot glass for everyone who wants to play along. Fill up each shot glass to start off, and then slap Starship in the VCR. The rules are that everyone takes a shot whenever something interesting happens. Suitable for teetotalers. Unused liquor can be deposited back in the bottle utilizing a funnel.

This is the absolute worst kind of movie: a boring one. I watch lots of terrible movies. In the right frame of mind, an onslaught of cheese and surprise 80s dance numbers and mullets can provide a fun evening like nothing else. Battlefield Earth, for instance (and by the same director), is wonderful because it aims for real emotional impact over and over again and achieves not an ounce of it. Starship, on the other hand, might just be aiming to put me to bed early.

Action matters when we care about its outcome. Nothing we give the least little tiny crap about is ever really in jeopardy in Starship, and the one time something terrible happens to a main character it's filmed so poorly we're left for a minute wondering precisely what happened.

This movie's a mess. But not, let me stress, a hilarious mess. It's not an interesting mess. It's not something to get drunk and make fun of. It's not a crappy, crappy, crappy movie; the situation is altogether more dire than that. It's boring.


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