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SpaceCamp (1986)

The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.

Director:

Harry Winer

Writers:

Clifford Green (screenplay) (as W.W. Wicket), Casey T. Mitchell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Capshaw ... Andie Bergstrom
Lea Thompson ... Kathryn Fairly
Kelly Preston ... Tish Ambrosei
Larry B. Scott ... Rudy Tyler
Joaquin Phoenix ... Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
Tate Donovan ... Kevin Donaldson
Tom Skerritt ... Cmdr. Zach Bergstrom (Andie's Husband)
Barry Primus ... Brennan
Terry O'Quinn ... Launch Director
Mitchell Anderson ... Banning
Scott Coffey ... Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
Daryl Keith Roach ... NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
Peter Scranton Peter Scranton ... NASA #2
Hollye Rebecca Suggs Hollye Rebecca Suggs ... Young Andie
Terry White Terry White ... NASA #3
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Storyline

American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ... Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

[Max] WOW! At SPACE CAMP they're training kids to be the astronauts of the future. But there's a real emergency, and we're heading into orbit! Come along and share the excitement of SPACE CAMP! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,918,072, 8 June 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,697,739
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Lea Thompson, because the numerous delays in filming, the cast and crew jokingly wore T-shirts saying "SpaceCramp". See more »

Goofs

After Kevin aborted the automatic re-entry to rescue Andie, they stated that there was not enough oxygen even with the refuel to make the next landing window at Edwards. In reality, the first landing available to an orbiting shuttle would have been back at Kennedy an orbit before an Edwards landing was possible, and even if they missed the first one, there would have been at least one more opportunity on the next orbit for any of the four available landing sites (Kennedy, White Sands, Edwards, and Gregg County Airport in Longview, Texas [is deemed an emergency landing location for the shuttle]), about 90 minutes later, well within the 12 hours' air they had left. See more »

Quotes

Andie: I can't believe it; I'm not going up. They chose Andy Miller instead of me... he gets airsick in cars...
Commander Zach Burkstroom: That's why I married you, and not Andy Miller.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Don't Look Back
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Light, Simple and Fun
7 July 2011 | by rafael-calmonSee all my reviews

If you want some fun for a couple of hours, you will get it. No violence, no moral lessons and nice scenes specially for those who are interested in space stuff.

This movie also feeds the curiosity of many people about a space shuttle trip, but the problem is that it was released a few months after the Challenger disaster, a sad coincidence. Of course, this episode contributed for a bad performance on the theaters even being pushed back months.

Don't expect too much in terms of plot, although i really think this is not the more important thing in movies like this one.


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