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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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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

Jinx's general shape (round-ish, white colored side panels, tripod legs, light-up eyes) resembles the turrets in Portal (2007) and Portal 2 (2011). This is especially evident in the long shots when Jinx is talking to the NASA computer about booster ignition. See more »

Goofs

Almost immediately after reaching orbit, the Space Shuttle has to open its cargo bay doors in order to vent heat from the craft through radiators built on the inside of the doors. These doors aren't closed again until just before re-entry in order to prevent over-heating. For much of their time in orbit in this movie, the bay doors remain closed. In addition, the doors on Atlantis don't even have the radiators. See more »

Quotes

NASA #1: How the hell am I supposed to keep a lid on this? People for 500 miles know the shuttle went up.
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Tell them the truth. You sent my wife and five kids up from Spacecamp. They'll never believe it.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Space Cadet (2013) 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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Low IQ required
12 May 2001 | by sarcasmo21See all my reviews

Ok, I first saw this little gem when I was around 9 years old. Back then I thought this film was cool. The other day, they played this movie on the SciFi Channel. I sat there thinking to myself, "This is a lot more stupid than I remember." And It is. I read a review on here that claimed that Kate Capshaw's character is annoying. Is that it? They're all annoying, especially Joaquin Phoenix's character, Max. They're all just a bunch of whiny individuals in the need of a serious beating. So maybe It's cause I'm older now, and more things annoy me, or this film is strictly for kids. On a lighter note, it was good to see Larry B. Scott (Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds).


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