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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:

Space Camp is supposed to be a summer of training and fun. But for them it became a frightening journey into space. And a challenge to get back alive. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

When Andie leads the Blue Team inside the building, The Shuttle Simulator is named The Right Stuff (1983), a reference to the book and film by Tom Wolfe. "The Right Stuff" is also an award given to space campers who demonstrate "leadership, sound decision making, and the seeking and sharing of knowledge" See more »

Goofs

This is either an anachronism or just a very insensitive lack of editing. When Jinx is reviewing the list of astronauts, the name Ronald McNair is clearly visible and listed as an active astronaut. McNair was one of the astronauts killed in the Challenger accident a few months before the movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Andie: [after saving Max from drifting away from the Daedalus space station] ... You think you're scared now? Wait till your parents get the bill for breaking Daedalus.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look Back
by Joseph Williams and Amy Sue Reichardt (as Amy La Television)
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music/Unicity Music, Inc./amyzoomusic
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc.
Performed by Joseph Williams
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A good romp
14 November 1999 | by agulledgSee all my reviews

I just rented it again. I just ignore the plot porcupines and enjoy the adolescent romp. Perfect family viewing; some action and suspense, no violence, and just one kiss. For those of us that will be forever planet bound, it is sometimes nice to dream.


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