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Robotech: The Movie (1986)

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Re-edited version of a Japanese TV serial combined with a direct-to-video anime, released in the U.S. as a feature.


Noboru Ishiguro (as Ishiguro Noburo), Carl Macek


Carl Macek (story), Ardwight Chamberlain (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerrigan Mahan ... Mark Landry / Tech / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Iona Morris ... Becky Michaels (voice) (as Brittany Harlowe)
Diane Michelle Diane Michelle ... Eve (voice) (as Muriel Fargo)
Gregory Snegoff ... Anchor / Col. B.D. Andrews / Additional Voices (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Michael McConnohie ... Rider / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
Greg Finley ... Gen. Anatole Leonard / Additional Voices (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Tom Wyner ... Roger / Additional Voices (voice) (as Abe Lasser)
Robert V. Barron ... Prof. Embry (voice) (as Merle Pearson)
Edie Mirman ... Kelly Stevens (voice) (as Penny Sweet)
Wendee Lee ... Stacy Embry (voice) (as Wendee Swan)
Tony Clay Tony Clay ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Wayne Anthony)
Clifton Wells Clifton Wells ... Tech / Additional Voices (voice) (as Spike Niblick)
Bruce Winant ... Blue / Bud / Rider / Soldiers / Additional Voices (voice) (as Bruce Nielson)
Doug Lee Doug Lee ... Master / PA / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ike Medlick)
Dan Woren ... Lt. Todd Harris (voice) (as Ton Warner)


In 1999 an alien spaceship crashed onto the earth. Hidden on board were the secrets of a unique science known as Robotechnology. Databanks found in the ship were transferred to the Earth Robotech Computer Complex. In 2009, an alien search party arrived from hyper-space to reclaim their lost databank. The united Earth Government was forced into an Inter Galactic war. Earth forces were able to win the first battle......but at a great cost. The planet was virtually destroyed. New population centres grew out of the ashes..... It is now 2027, a second armada sent by the aliens is nearing earth, they have come to recapture the secrets of their lost technology and then destroy the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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The adventure never stops in this full length animated feature See more »


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Mark's full name is Mark Landry. See more »


During the exposition phase in the opening Star Wars style text scroll, the word "Technology" is divided and hyphenated due to the entire word not fitting at the end of the line ("Technol-" on the former line and "ogy" on the next). This is not considered proper form and in the Star Wars scrolls, the words are simply spaced apart appropriately so that each line is uniform in length, avoiding the necessity to divide any words at the margin. In typeset terminology, this is called the "Justified alignment". Also, the word "technology" is more properly divided as "Techo-logy". See more »


Eve: I need your help, Mark. The enemy's I mentioned are here to extract the data stored here in my memory matrix. Once they have it, they will destroy the Earth. The process is already under way I don't know who it is but someone with access to my higher functions has begun transmitting the information to them. Soon, they will have everything they want.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits go up the screen like the old Star Wars opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

A short 30-minute version was released on DVD in 2011 as 'Robotech: The Untold Story', omitting footage for which the license to Megazone 23 had expired. See more »


References Heavy Metal L-Gaim (1984) See more »


Call On Me
Performed by Joanne Harris
Composed by Steve Wittmack
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even the name cannot save this movie!!
29 February 2000 | by wotanetSee all my reviews

This is an hybrid creature born at Carl Macek mind. With Robotech the second generation (Robotech Masters) and Megazone 23 into one miserable movie, that have no logic! The story is very, very bad, and you cannot forgive the action of Megazone when have nothing to do with Robotech. If this movie have so high rank is for the TV series and not for itself!! I did said it, the name cannot save this!

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Release Date:

8 January 1987 (Argentina) See more »

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Robotech: The Untold Story See more »

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