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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director:

Leonard Nimoy

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based on "Star Trek" created by), Leonard Nimoy (story) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
DeForest Kelley ... McCoy
James Doohan ... Scotty
George Takei ... Sulu
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Jane Wyatt ... Amanda
Catherine Hicks ... Gillian
Mark Lenard ... Sarek
Robin Curtis ... Lt. Saavik
Robert Ellenstein ... Federation Council President
John Schuck ... Klingon Ambassador
Brock Peters ... Admiral Cartwright
Michael Snyder Michael Snyder ... Starfleet Communications Officer
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Storyline

The most acclaimed Star Trek adventure of all time with an important message. It is the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien probe is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In their frantic attempt to save mankind, Admiral Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien to them as anything they have ever encountered in the far-off reaches of the galaxy. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy return as Kirk and Spock, along with the entire Star Trek crew. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They travelled back where 23rd century man had never gone before. To a mad, crazy, outrageous time. 1986. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy came up with the idea of using humpback whales after reading a book about extinct animals. Nimoy realized that their song added mystery and their size added a challenge for the crew to overcome. Nimoy previously considered a story about a disease that could only be cured by the rain forests but decided that he wanted to keep the film's tone light-hearted. See more »

Goofs

When the Bird of Prey is seem warping towards the Sun, the Sun is shown to glow with a pale yellow light, but in space, it would glow with a bright white light, since the Sun only appears yellow from Earth's perspective due to the atmosphere.scattering blue light. See more »

Quotes

Gillian: You're not from the military are you? Trying to teach whales to retrieve torpedoes or some dipshit stuff like that?
Kirk: No, ma'am. No dipshit.
Gillian: Well, good. That was one thing, I would have dropped you off right here.
Spock: Gracie is pregnant.
[Gillian brakes to a sudden stop]
Gillian: All right, who are you? And don't jerk me around anymore, I want to know how you know that!
Kirk: We can't tell you.
Gillian: But...
Kirk: Please, just let me finish. I can tell you that we're not in the military and that we intend no harm to the whales. In fact...
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits play on top of photos and clips from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian and Germany release summaries mentioned above (they are the same) also included music unique to the prologue. This prologue has not been included on any North American DVD release of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)
by Alexander Courage
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User Reviews

 
My Favorite Star Trek Film!
19 February 2017 | by mz-37866See all my reviews

10/10 This is very much a personal rating and not a critical rating. I love this film! It's fun and silly, and it's my favorite Star Trek film. The whole premise of going back in time to save the world by saving the whales, ridiculously fun!! :) It may not be the most serious Star Trek or be the one that makes you look into yourself and challenges you, but not all movies have to do that. I grew up watching this film with my family and I guess my dads love for the film rubbed off on me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

26 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek IV: The Adventure Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,881,888, 30 November 1986

Gross USA:

$109,713,132

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,713,132
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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