6.5/10
3,457
32 user 8 critic
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.

Writers:

George Lucas (screenplay), Rusty Lemorande (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ghosts I (1997)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Maestro is stalked by the Mayor of a small town. When he is forced to leave based on his potential, he puts on a show that the entire mob has to see.

Director: Stan Winston
Stars: Michael Jackson, Pat Dade, Amy Smallman
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Chased by fans and the paparazzi, Michael Jackson dances his way through trouble, while dressed as "Spike," a fictional rabbit.

Director: Jerry Kramer
Stars: Michael Jackson, Clancy Brown, Bill Dion
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dancing in a lonely desert, Michael dances with model Naomi Campbell.

Director: Herb Ritts
Stars: Michael Jackson, Naomi Campbell
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A beautiful girl walks down the street and gains the attention of Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker. They follow her and get in trouble.

Director: Paul Hunter
Stars: Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker, Marlon Brando
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Michael performs the top 20 hit on his Bad World Tour.

Director: Patrick T. Kelly
Stars: Michael Jackson
Short | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Forrest J. Ackerman
Michael Jackson: Bad (Video 1987)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Michael Jackson, Adam Nathan, Pedro Sanchez
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The video clip on "Stranger in Moscow" was filmed by director and photographer Nick Brandt, the singer already worked with him on "Earth Song". According to the plot of the colorless roller... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Brandt
Stars: Michael Jackson, Philip Watt
Moonwalker (1988)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Colin Chilvers
Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon
Short | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this video, Michael Jackson sings that if you're thinking of being his brother, it doesn't matter if you're black or white.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Michael Jackson, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Tyra Banks
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Michael Jackson's music video for the song 'Remember the Time.'

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Michael Jackson, Roman Artiste, Wylie Draper
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."

Director: Joe Pytka
Stars: Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are here to change the world!


Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain EO and the Space Knights See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$23,700,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

As Captain EO runs to tell Commander Bog that he's found the beacon, Hooter is shown hanging upside down from the roof and in the next shot, he's standing next to Major Domo. 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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are Here to Change the World
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It lived up to it's billing
1 June 2005 | by djlucasSee all my reviews

Captain EO was the greatest attraction I'd seen in my life up to that time. As a matter of fact, it's still the greatest.

I love theme parks and I've seen a lot of attractions. Spiderman at Universal comes close.

I was in my twenties when EO was released and the film made me feel like a big kid. I wasn't too concerned about the plot and the acting as much as the effects, music and dancing. I got everything I bargained for and then some. I was sad to see it go. If they ever brought it back, I'd be first in line to see it!

All I know is it was an attraction that I could feel. Captain EO was a trend setter. It ran as a 3D attraction, but it was more like a 4D. There was smoke and lasers to go with the 3D effects. I experienced Captain EO at least 20 times and every single time, there was roaring applause at the end.

Great!


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed