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Space Mutiny (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Romance | August 1988 (USA)
A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

Directors:

David Winters, Neal Sundstrom (co-director)

Writer:

David Winters (as Maria Danté)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Dave Ryder
John Phillip Law ... Elijah Kalgan
James Ryan ... MacPhearson
Cameron Mitchell ... Alex Jansen
Cisse Cameron ... Lea Jansen
Graham Clarke Graham Clarke ... Scott Devers (as Graham Clark)
Billy Second Billy Second ... Lt. Lemont
Rufus Swart Rufus Swart ... Steve Codell
Arthur Hall Arthur Hall ... Mortuary Keeper
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Joseph Enforcer
Rick Skidmore Rick Skidmore ... Chief Engineer
Guy Pringle Guy Pringle ... Kalgan's Bodyguard
Claudia Jacobs Claudia Jacobs ... Female Lieutenant
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Mohawk (as Even Klisser)
Cameron Mitchell Jr. ... Blake (as Chip Mitchell)
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One of the funniest films featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Emmy® Award nominated show's 11-year run, Space Mutiny is a hilariously bad sci-fi epic that's guaranteed to have you in stitches. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil; a set boasting AstroTurf® and spray-painted floor buffers; and special effects that, well, aren't so special, and you've got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the '80s. Grab your friends and have a riot with this underground cult hit! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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There is nowhere to hide from the enemy within!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mutiny in Space See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$397,887

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,887
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Winters had to drop out early in filming, after a close relative died. Neal Sundstrom directed most of the film. However, Sundstrom was not pleased with the end result, blaming a lack of care and attention in pre-production, and refused to be credited as anything more than co-director. Winters was equally unhappy with the film, and attempted to have his name replaced with Alan Smithee, but his contract would not allow it. See more »

Goofs

When Lea is being "tortured" by the laser, she appears not to be suffering whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Kalgan: It was cruel fate to be born in space, but I have vowed we will not die here. It is my destiny to set my feet upon a real world to accumulate wealth and power beyond our wildest dreams. I have offered the people of the Southern Sun a rich, new life, and now they have no alternative but to accept my generosity and alter course for Corona Borealis.
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Crazy Credits

Cisse Cameron receives an 'Introducing' credit during the opening credits (as Cissy Cameron) despite having appeared in numerous films and TV productions since 1971. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 4s for a '15' rating. See more »


Soundtracks

The Edge of a Dream
Written by Steve McClintock & Tim James
Vocals by Steve McClintock
Courtesy of McJames Music
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"You know a lot of people have compared this scene to the climatic chariot scene in Ben Hur. Yeah, you know they usually say, 'Ben Hur was really good. This movie totally sucked.'"
20 February 2001 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

I must agree with that quote. This movie royally sucked. The plot and acting are terrible. The special effects are somewhat good, but they are ripped off from Battle star Galactica. The MST version of course rocked. That's where I got that quote which was just hilarious. I will say one good thing about this movie: It was awfully nice of them to give that dead woman a second chance.

Anyway, this movie was terrible and deserves to be on the bottom 100. Never watch it without Mike, Tom Servo and Crow.


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