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Moontrap (1989)

The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Dyke

Writer:

Tex Ragsdale (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Koenig ... Col. Jason Grant
Bruce Campbell ... Ray Tanner
Leigh Lombardi ... Mera
Robert Kurcz Robert Kurcz ... Koreman
John J. Saunders John J. Saunders ... Barnes
Reavis Graham Reavis Graham ... Haskell
Tom Case ... Beck
Judy Levitt Judy Levitt ... Intrepid Commander
Reuben Yabuku Reuben Yabuku ... Intrepid Pilot
Doug Childs Doug Childs ... Grant's Son
Mariafae Mytnyk Mariafae Mytnyk ... Research Assistant
James A. Courtney James A. Courtney ... Lieutenant (as James Courtney)
Tony Abruzzo Tony Abruzzo ... Soldier #1
Tom Whalen Tom Whalen ... Soldier #2
Pat Carozzo Pat Carozzo ... Waitress
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Storyline

The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For fourteen thousand years... It waited. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ksiezycowa pulapka See more »

Filming Locations:

West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel, Moontrap II: The Pyramids of Mars, was planned but remained unmade until 2014 when it was announced that a sequel would, in fact, get made, under the name "Moontrap: Target Earth." See more »

Goofs

After the push-up contest between "Jason" and his son in, the boom mic is visible floating above them as they talk in the kitchen. See more »

Quotes

Col. Jason Grant: Oh, Christ. That's what we are - spare parts.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, audio is heard of Jason speaking to a NASA official about any possible debris of the spacecraft possibly falling to Earth. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS runs a little bit longer than the North American version, but mostly features extended dialogue between Jason and his son. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Get Next to You
Music by Joseph LoDuca (as Joe Lo Duca)
Lyrics by Rita Cox
Performed by Michael Nehra
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Space Slasher Film
22 October 2000 | by degraciaSee all my reviews

Wacky, gory, and strangely humorous, "Moontrap" is one of those low budget films that forces its way into your heart. You just can't help but watch all of "Moontrap" once you accidentally run into it when channel surfing. Cheesy, and almost parodoxial of contemporary space action movies, "Moontrap" plays out into a required viewing B-movie for any one remotely interested in sci-fi. The plot is simple and standard issue: Walter Koenig is Col. Jason Grant (a.k.a., Pavel Chekov), a single-parent, astronaut burn-out who brings home an alien artifact. When NASA's computers find out that hostile alien life originated in the Moon's Prometheus Crater, Col. Grant is sent with a special team to eliminate an army of football-shaped alien eggs in stasis. One can pretty much guess what happens, and this basically makes "Moontrap" a space slasher film. All in all an incredibly stupid film, but well worth viewing. Very similar to "Virus" in some respects.


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