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SpaceCamp (1986)

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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
Lea Thompson ... Kathryn
Kelly Preston ... Tish
Larry B. Scott ... Rudy
Joaquin Phoenix ... Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
Tate Donovan ... Kevin
Tom Skerritt ... Zack
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The only message in Morse code that Atlantis sends prior to contact with Mission Control is "SOS". But when Jinx notices that Atlantis is sending Morse code, he starts speaking the letters out loud, which spell, "Come in Control". Then Mission Control starts translating the code which has now changed to "Request Alternate Landing". Not only is the message no longer "SOS", but there is no way that much information could be conveyed that quickly with Morse code sent at the speed Atlantis is seen using. See more »

Quotes

Jinx: Max and Jinx... Friends... For-e-ver.
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Connections

Featured in Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Reach the Oxygen (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk of Life
by Mark Knopfler
Chariscourt Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp. in USA and Canada
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros.
Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A callback to a more optimistic age
21 May 2014 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

Impossible? Of course it is, but 'Space Camp' is a good 'ol piece of wide-eyed, optimistic 80s feel-goodery. God, I miss it. But revisiting it turned out to be more than a mere nostalgia trip. 'Space Camp' is a well made, well acted, adventure film that deftly mixes comedy, drama and thrills.

Featuring a cast of talented and likable actors that you will recognize from better known films, top notch special effects and a rousing score by the great John Williams, 'Space Camp' is the type of film that today's kids need to see. Its message? Work hard, dream big and reach for the stars. It's a lesson they're not getting from our popular culture today, and it's one they desperately need to hear.


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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,918,072, 8 June 1986

Gross USA:

$9,697,739

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,697,739
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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