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A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

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President Skroob / Yogurt
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Barf
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Dark Helmet
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Lone Starr
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Princess Vespa
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King Roland
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Colonel Sandurz
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Radar Technician
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Dot Matrix (voice)
Lorene Yarnell Jansson ...
Dot Matrix (as Lorene Yarnell)
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John Hurt
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Radio Operator
Ronny Graham ...
Minister
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Prince Valium (as JM J. Bullock)
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Commanderette Zircon
Jim Jackman ...
Major Asshole
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Laser Gunner (as Michael Pniewski)
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Dr. Schlotkin
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Captain of the Guard
Jeff MacGregor ...
Snotty
Henry Kaiser ...
Magnetic Beam Operator
Denise Gallup ...
Charlene
Dian Gallup ...
Marlene
Gail Barle ...
Waitress
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Waitress
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Woman in Diner
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Sand Cruiser Driver
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TV Newsman
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Megamaid Guard
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Vinnie (as Rudy DeLuca)
Tony Griffin ...
Prison Guard
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Prison Guard
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Head Usher
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Organist
Wayne Wilson ...
Trucker in Cap
Ira Miller ...
Short Order Cook
Earl Finn ...
Guard with Captain
Mitchell Bock ...
Video Operator
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Troop Leader
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Trooper
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Dink
Antonio Hoyos ...
Dink
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Dink
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Dink
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Dink
John Kennedy Hayden ...
Dink
Dee Booher ...
Bearded Lady (as Deanna Booher)
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Caddy
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Nurse
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Pizza the Hutt (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Dink (uncredited) (voice)
Camille Hagen ...
Woman in Diner (uncredited)
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Dink (uncredited) (voice)
Rick Lazzarini ...
Pizza the Hutt / Ape #2 (uncredited)
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Dink (uncredited) (voice)
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Spaceball Drum Beater (uncredited)
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King Roland's Aide (uncredited)
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Spaceball with Comb / Dink (voice) (uncredited)
John Perrigan ...
Dink (uncredited) (voice)
Julie Pitkanen ...
Self-Destruct Voice (uncredited) (voice)
Reynaldo Silva ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Cary Stratton ...
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Vulcan Pinch Guard (uncredited)
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Ape #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mel Brooks

Written by

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Mel Brooks ... (written by) &
Thomas Meehan ... (written by) &
Ronny Graham ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mel Brooks ... producer
Ezra Swerdlow ... co-producer

Music by

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John Morris

Cinematography by

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Nick McLean ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Conrad Buff IV

Editorial Department

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Debra Goldfield ... assistant editor
Jay Ignaszewski ... associate editor
Nicholas C. Smith ... additional editor
Clarinda Wong ... assistant editor
Brian Borne ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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David Rubin
Bill Shepard

Production Design by

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Terence Marsh

Art Direction by

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Harold Michelson

Set Decoration by

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John Franco Jr.

Costume Design by

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Donfeld

Makeup Department

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Ken Diaz ... makeup artist
Melanie Levitt ... makeup artist (as Melanie Elaine Levitt)
Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup designer
Dione Taylor ... hair stylist
Max Alvarez ... makeup special effects (uncredited)
Joe English ... makeup special effects (uncredited)
John Goodwin ... makeup special effects (uncredited)
Steve LaPorte ... makeup artist (uncredited)
David Rau ... makeup special effects (uncredited)
Elaina P. Schulman ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joji Tani ... makeup special effects (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robert Latham Brown ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mitchell Bock ... second assistant director
Carol D. Bonnefil ... additional second assistant director
Dan Kolsrud ... assistant director

Art Department

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Camille Abbott ... illustrator
Jerry Gadette ... stand-by painter
Arthur Gelb ... property illustrator
Peter J. Kelly ... set designer (as Peter Kelly)
Bill King ... assistant property master
Guy A. MacLaury ... general foreman (as Guy Allan MacLaury)
William S. Maxwell III ... leadman (as William Maxwell III)
Richard McKenzie ... set designer
Dennis J. Parrish ... property master (as Dennis Parrish)
James J. Pickering ... drapery man
Ken Reed ... construction foreman
Jacques Valin ... set designer
Dianne Wager ... assistant art director (as Diane Wager)
Steve Willis ... propmaker foreman
S. Bruce Wineinger ... construction coordinator
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Steve Havrilla ... labor foreman (uncredited)
William Hutchinson ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Greg Nestor ... swing gang (uncredited)
Joseph Perugini ... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic effects supervisor (uncredited)
Earl W. Shubin ... swing gang (uncredited)
Christopher Windisch ... carpenter (uncredited)
José Ignacio Álvarez ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Sandina Bailo-Lape ... sound effects editor
Michael John Bateman ... supervising dialogue editor
Richard Beggs ... rerecording mixer
David Franklin Bergad ... assistant sound editor (as David Bergad)
Bob Bowman ... assistant sound editor (as Robert Bowman)
Sue Breitrose ... assistant sound editor
Scott Chandler ... assistant sound editor
Don Coufal ... production sound mixer
Ken Fischer ... sound effects editor
Ernie Fosselius ... sound effects editor
Laja Holland ... assistant sound editor
Ronald Jacobs ... sound effects editor
Tom Johnson ... foley recordist
Glad Pickering ... dialogue editor
Gary Rydstrom ... sound designer
Paige Sartorius ... assistant sound editor
George Simpson ... dialogue editor
Ronald Sinclair ... dialogue editor
David Slusser ... assistant sound editor
Jim Stuebe ... production sound mixer (as Jim Steube)
Gary Summers ... rerecording mixer
Randy Thom ... rerecording mixer / sound designer
Dennie Thorpe ... foley artist
Jeff Wexler ... production sound mixer
Pamela Jule Yuen ... assistant sound editor (as Pamela J. Yuen)
Jim Borgardt ... adr editor (uncredited)
Bill Rojas ... 70mm magnetic sound (uncredited)
Gary Rydstrom ... rerecording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Peter Albiez ... special effects supervisor
Trevor Cripps ... special effects technician
Rick Lazzarini ... Barf ear animatronics
Mark Lesser ... Available Light
Richard Ratliff ... special effects
Damon Allison ... special effects (uncredited)
Raymond C. Boyle ... special effects (uncredited)
William Burdette Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Albert Delgado ... special effects (uncredited)
Cy Guerrier ... special effects (uncredited)
Paul Haines ... special effects (uncredited)
John J. Hawkins ... special effects (uncredited)
Gary L. Karas ... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Knechtges ... special effects (uncredited)
Thomas Lantz ... special effects (uncredited)
Russell McElhannon ... special effects (uncredited)
Raymond Oberg ... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Olexiewicz ... special effects (uncredited)
Lambert Powell ... special effects (uncredited)
Tom Prossner ... special effects sculptor (uncredited)
Raymond Robinson ... special effects (uncredited)
Monty Shook ... special effects (uncredited)
Michael Wilmot ... special effects (uncredited)
Roger Winiger ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Richard Alexander ... effects technician: Apogee, Inc.
Percy Angress ... special visual effects producer: Apogee, Inc.
David Beasley ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Mat Beck ... motion control camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... optical camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Craig Boyajian ... visual effects coordinator
Stephen David Brooks ... motion control camera assistant: Apogee, Inc. (as Stephen Brooks)
Rae Burkland ... model department special design: Apogee, Inc.
Glenn Campbell ... motion control camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Clint Colver ... effects animation supervisor: Apogee, Inc.
Stephen Dane ... visual effects art director: Apogee, Inc. (as Steven Dane)
Peter Donen ... visual effects supervisor
Dennis Dorney ... optical camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Roger Dorney ... optical supervisor: Apogee, Inc.
Syd Dutton ... matte painting effects (as Sid Dutton)
John Eaves ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Jonathan Erland ... visual effects matte technician: Apogee, Inc.
Cory Faucher ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Rick Gilligan ... optical camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Ron Goldstein ... effects technician: Apogee, Inc.
Mark Gredell ... motion control camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Peter Gruskoff ... visual effects production assistant
Rhonda C. Gunner ... video and graphic displays: Video Image
David R. Hardberger ... motion control camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as David Hardberger)
Richard E. Hollander ... video and graphic displays: Video Image
Robert Jason ... chief set lighting technician: Apogee, Inc. (as Bob Jason)
Paul D. Johnson ... motion control programmer: Apogee, Inc. (as Paul Johnson)
Grant McCune ... chief model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Susan McGuire ... effects production publicist: Apogee, Inc.
Gregory L. McMurry ... video and graphic displays: Video Image (as Gregory L. McMurray)
Alvah J. Miller ... motion control electronics engineer: Apogee, Inc.
Debbi Nikkel ... chief production auditor: Apogee, Inc.
Tom Pahk ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Jerry Pooler ... optical camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Ron Robinson ... motion control camera assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Christopher S. Ross ... model maker: Apogee, Inc. (as Chris Ross)
Jay Roth ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Suzie Schneider ... model maker: Apogee, Inc. (as Suzy Schneider)
Robert Shepherd ... executive in charge of production: Apogee, Inc.
John R. Shourt ... animation illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as John Shourt)
William Shourt ... effects technician: Apogee, Inc. (as Bill Shourt)
Douglas Smith ... motion control camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Doug Smith)
David Sosalla ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Smokey Stover ... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
John E. Sullivan ... motion control camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as John Sullivan)
Bill Taylor ... matte painting effects
Ron Thornton ... model department special design: Apogee, Inc.
Don Trumbull ... visual effects engineer: Apogee, Inc.
Michael Van Himbergen ... production coordinator: Apogee, Inc.
John C. Wash ... video and graphic displays: Video Image
Harry Weinmann ... animation illustrator: Apogee, Inc.
Albert Whitlock ... matte painting supervisor
Joseph Yanuzzi ... assistant editor: Apogee, Inc. (as Joe Yanuzzi)
Charles Bailey ... creature shop manager: ILM (uncredited)
David Cornelius ... motion control technician (uncredited)
David Johnson ... dancing alien puppeteer: ILM (uncredited)
Sam Longoria ... visual effects machinist: Apogee Inc. (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton ... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
Mark Setrakian ... dancing alien animatronics: ILM (uncredited)
Eben Stromquist ... dancing alien supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Joseph Thomas ... animation cameraman (uncredited)
Lauren Vogt ... dancing alien sculptor: ILM (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dick Warlock ... stunt coordinator (as Richard Warlock)
Michael Washlake ... stunts (as Mike Washlake)
Jack West ... stunts
Bob K. Cummings ... stunts (uncredited)
Dane Farwell ... stunt double: Bill Pullman (uncredited)
Denney Pierce ... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunt double: for Mel Brooks (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stephen E. Bridge ... camera operator (as Steve Bridge)
Michael A. Chavez ... first assistant camera
Lindsay P. Hill ... video playback operator
Gerald A. King ... second grip (as Jerry King)
George Llerena ... second assistant camera
Steve McLean ... first assistant camera
Michael D. O'Shea ... camera operator
Thomas P. Powell ... rigging electrician
Víctor Pérez ... assistant lighting technician (as Victor Perez)
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Bruce D. Spellman ... second grip (as Bruce Spellman)
Tom Stern ... chief lighting technician
Bill Young ... key grip (as William C. Young)
Paul Amorelli ... electrician (uncredited)
Frank Detone Jr. ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Jim Dunford ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Patrick James Grosswendt ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Laws ... electrician (uncredited)
Mitchell Lookabaugh ... grip (uncredited)
Jack E. McLean Jr. ... electrician (uncredited)
David L. Merrill ... second dolly grip (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton ... still photographer: special art (uncredited)
Jim Porter ... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Rustic ... grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Spehar ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mickie McGowan ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bruce Ericksen ... wardrobe supervisor: men
Charmaine Nash Simmons ... wardrobe supervisor: women (as Charmaine N. Simmons)
Ed Burza ... costumer: wedding sequence (uncredited)
Armand Coutu ... costumer: wedding sequence (uncredited)
Sharon Iris Crall ... costumer: wedding sequence (uncredited)
Lorraine Dawson ... costumer: wedding sequence (uncredited)
Guilbert Dulfer ... tailor (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Perri Kimono ... costume key person (uncredited)
Don Pike ... costume key person (uncredited)
Steven Zimbelman ... costume key person (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael John Meehan ... location manager (as Michael J. Meehan)

Music Department

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Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Eugene Marks ... music editor
Norman B. Schwartz ... vocal effects supervisor
Armin Steiner ... scoring mixer
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Michael Lloyd ... music arranger (uncredited) / song producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chet Brooks ... transportation captain
Jim Chesney ... transportation coordinator
Frank Ancone ... driver (uncredited)
Rodney Lee Bennett ... driver (uncredited)
Donald P. Desmond ... driver (uncredited)
David Diaz ... driver (uncredited)
Craig Fehrman ... driver (uncredited)
David Freeman ... driver (uncredited)
Frank Hernandez ... driver (uncredited)
William Hogue ... driver (uncredited)
Ray Osburn ... driver (uncredited)
Richard Reedy ... driver (uncredited)
Christopher Rigby ... driver (uncredited)
Richard Tashjian ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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James Caverly ... production assistant
Joanne Wetzel Caverly ... production assistant (as JoAnne Wetzel Caverly)
Mary Courtney ... production coordinator
Nyna Cravens ... assistant: Mr. Candy
Karen D'Arc ... assistant: Mr. Meehan & Mr. Graham
Ann Fisher ... assistant: Mr. Meehan & Mr. Graham
Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer
Alison Harstedt ... accountant
Daren Hicks ... assistant: Ezra Swerdlow
Saul Kahan ... publicist
K. Lenna Katich ... production controller (as K. Lenna Kunkel)
Ramon Pahoyo ... craft service
Julie Pitkanen ... script supervisor
Louis Sapin ... french adaptation: dubbed version
Charles J.D. Schlissel ... production assistant (as Charles Schlissel)
Laurie Stuebe ... accountant (as Laurie Steube)
Leah Zappy ... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Dale Ashman ... craft service: special effects (uncredited)
Robert W. Ramage ... craft service: special effects (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bob Greenberg ... the producer wishes to give special thanks to
Gerald B. Greenberg ... the producer wishes to give special thanks to (as Jerry Greenberg)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After squandering the fresh air in the distant planet Spaceball, the good-for-nothing President Skroob orders the arch-villain henchman, Dark Helmet, to abduct the adjacent planet Druidia's Princess Vespa to strong-arm her father, King Roland, to provide them with the code to the planet's atmosphere. Under those circumstances, the seasoned mercenary, Lone Starr, and his trusty half-human, half canine sidekick, Barf, will attempt to save the princess in distress, while at the same time, the ruthless loan shark, Pizza the Hut is after them. But in the end, only he who can harness the mystical and mighty force known only as "The Schwartz", will be able to save the day. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines May The Farce Be With You. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Planet Moron (United States)
  • Spaceballs: The Video (United States)
  • La folle histoire de l'espace (France)
  • Spaceballs - Mel Brooks' verrückte Raumfahrt (Germany)
  • La loca historia de las galaxias (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $22,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,600,000, 28 Jun 1987

Did You Know?

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Trivia The Millennium Falcon, from the Star Wars saga, makes a cameo appearance in this movie. Given a close look at the exterior shot of the Space Diner, and it can be spotted parked there among the other space vehicles. George Lucas got a chance to read the script before production began, and loved it so much, that he decided to have his special effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, help make the film. See more »
Goofs In the cave, when Yogurt first appears, a door opens in the base of his statue, he walks out, and the door closes behind him. In the very next shot, the door is open again, Yogurt walks out again, and the door closes behind him again. (DVD version) See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spaceballs: The Documentary (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Raise Your Hands See more »
Crazy Credits In the style of the "Star Wars" movies, there are no opening credits, only the title followed by a crawl. See more »
Quotes Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
Dark Helmet: How soon?
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