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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>

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It Started As A Dream... It Became A Fantastic Adventure. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The interior of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was filmed in the Atlantis simulator at the real Space Camp. See more »

Goofs

The current Space Camp is located in Huntsville, Alabama. There was a Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as depicted in the movie, but closed its doors in 2002 due to low attendance leading to financial difficulties. The site now houses the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Astronaut Hall of Fame. See more »

Quotes

Tish: What're you doing...?
Kathryn: Trying to figure out how to work this thing...
Tish: What, the multi-access trainer?
Kathryn: Yeah... you know anything about it?
Tish: [closes her eyes, reciting from memory] Three concentric circles spinning in opposite directions; object to stabilize utilizing hand controls.
[Kathryn is amazed; Tish offers her a piece of gum]
Tish: You wanna piece...?
Kathryn: [taking it] ... How'd you know all that?
Tish: I remember everything I read. It's a real drag, sometimes; my mind gets totally cluttered.
Kathryn: What'd you get on ...
[...]
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Referenced in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

American Girl
by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc./WB Music Corp.
Performed by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
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Doesn't Quite Hit As High As It Would Have Liked.
4 August 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Four teenagers (Lea Thompson, Larry B. Scott, Kelly Preston and Tate Donovan) and one pre-teen (Joaquin Phoenix) get launched into outer space by a small robot in this above-average adventure movie. Kate Capshaw is along for the ride as the instructor and Tom Skerritt is solid as the one in charge of mission control when the crisis occurs. With the exception of Scott, the other four young stars have all had recognizable careers. Joaquin Phoenix, in particular, steals every scene as the youngest of the five. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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