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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 »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The space shuttle set was put on top of a gimbal in order to effectively simulate weightlessness in space. See more »

Goofs

With the crew facing low oxygen reserves, recommendations to refrain from speaking are made on more than one occasion. In actual fact, talking uses no more oxygen than breathing normally, only significant aerobic exertion would result in a significantly higher oxygen consumption. See more »

Quotes

Max: Somebody get me down from here, or I'm going to be SICK!
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Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Smother's Day (2016) 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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Brought Back Great Childhood Memories
27 August 2009 | by JFarrar697See all my reviews

Watching this movie again really brought back some great childhood memories . I'm 34 now, have not seen it since I was 12-14. I had almost forgotten about this movie, but when I watched it again recently, some scenes literally brought a tear to my eye! That little robot "Jinx"(friends forever!). It was just like revisiting my childhood. It was an absolutely amazing experience for me. I will always cherish this movie for that reason. I can't believe that was Joaquim Phoenix as a kid. I'm addicted to 80's movies now. I can't get enough of them. Thanks a lot Space Camp. Friends forever. Jinx is still the best "80s movie robot" ever. I named my cat Jinx.


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