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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

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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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$23,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

2 years earlier, Angelica Hutston starred in the science fiction comedy spoof The Ice Pirates (1984) which parodied space operas and swashbuckling pirate flicks. See more »

Goofs

The first two zombie-like men that Captain EO " Transform " are different dancers after they're shown in close-ups then when they all form together behind Captain EO and dance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are Here to Change the World
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!
6 July 2003 | by San FranciscanSee all my reviews

It is truly some sort of horrendous cultural crime that this ultracool Michael Jackson film was yanked out of the Magic Eye theatres from Disney Parks around the world and replaced with the completely stupid "Honey, I Shrunk The Audience"!

The music is HOT! Michael Jackson is GREAT in it! The characters are fun, it has a great message AND its effects are gorgeous! Heck, MY COUSIN DEBBIE LEE CARRINGTON IS IN IT!!!

But Disney yanked it out of the parks due to the infamous and ridiculous accusations against Michael which I will not go into here (and of which I still strongly believe him to be completely innocent of) due to cowardice.

It deserves a re-release, and its fantastic theme song--one of the best things Michael ever wrote and performed--remains unreleased as well. COME ON, DISNEY!!! Have a little GUTS, RELEASE IT! (But what am I saying?! They're still too cowardly to re-release Song Of The South...!!!)


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