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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jackson ... Captain EO
Anjelica Huston ... The Supreme Leader
Dick Shawn ... Commander Bog
Tony Cox ... Hooter
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Idee (as Debbie Carrington)
Cindy Sorenson Cindy Sorenson ... Geex (as Cindy Sorensen)
Gary DePew Gary DePew ... Major Domo
Kahea Bright Kahea Bright ... Dancer
Donald Devoux Donald Devoux ... Dancer
Cameron English ... Dancer
Bruno Falcon Bruno Falcon ... Dancer (as Bruno Falcon III)
Eric D. Henderson Eric D. Henderson ... Dancer (as Eric Henderson)
Hugo Huizar Hugo Huizar ... Dancer
Evelyne Jezek Evelyne Jezek ... Dancer (as Evelyn Jezek)
Ben Lokey ... Dancer
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Captain Eo and his rugged crew set out on a mission to deliver a special gift to a wicked queen who lives on a dark, desolate world. Getting there is half the fun, especially when the good captain starts boogying and the special effects start flying. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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We are here to change the world!


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Trivia

Shelly Duvall was originally going to play the Queen. See more »

Goofs

In a couple of shots behind Captain EO as the ship is under attack, there is an animated vertical rectangle-shaped black matte box behind Captain EO as to cover up for temporary animated special effects for Commander Bog. In fact, in the wide-shot that shows his crew celebrate after they defeat the attack, a solid-white animated head is visibly blurry behind Captain EO, which is intended to represent Commander Bog before the special effects were completed, thus the reason why there is an animated black matte box behind Captain EO. See more »

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Narrator: The Cosmos, a universe of good and evil, where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of despair. A rag-tag band lead by the infamous Captain EO.
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Alternate Versions

In the behind-the-scenes the Queen knights Captain EO but this does not happen in the finished film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988) See more »

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We Are Here to Change the World
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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The attraction guaranteed to confuse 7 year olds...
8 November 2001 | by AllisonLVenezioSee all my reviews

I'll admit that the ONLY time I ever went on "Captain EO" I was 7 years old, almost 8, and nearly in second grade. I was convinced tha Michael Jackson was a girl! (I kept saying it too!)

"Captain EO" is actually a treat, with cool special FX and a fun cast. The adventurers are fun, and Micael Jackson gives a good performances, with "Boy-girl" jokes aside. As matter of fact, I became a Michael Jackson fan (although I watched MTV when I as in pre-school, and knew his music well, but always thought he was a girl-Hey, I was a kid. Kids make mistakes.)

Tragically, this is one of those 80s marvels that children today will never see, because they made way for bigger Special Effects (although I LOVE Disney World dearly) that spoil the children. Bring back the 80 gems, kids WILL appreicate it.

Oh, and by the way,the Disney TV Movie "I-Man" probably would have been a cool attraction too, even though I'm sure I never saw it. Just a thought.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain EO and the Space Knights See more »

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Budget:

$23,700,000 (estimated)
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70 mm 6-Track

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2.20 : 1
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