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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

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Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kirk
... Spock
... McCoy
... Scotty
... Chekov
... Uhura
... Sulu
... St. John Talbot
... Sybok
... Korrd
Cynthia Gouw ... Caithlin Dar
... Captain Klaa
... Vixis (as Spice Williams)
... J'onn
... God
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Storyline

When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put her into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three ambassadors hostage on Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace. This event also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself and sets out to pursue the Enterprise. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes her on a journey to the center of the galaxy in search of the Supreme Being. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Startrek.com

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Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje a las estrellas V: La última frontera  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,210,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,210,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before the beginning of location shooting, Hollywood union truck drivers or teamsters went on strike to protest pay cuts and overtime changes. With deadlines looming, the production searched for non-union drivers, aware that the Teamsters might retaliate by sabotaging equipment or flying airplanes above the filming to ruin audio recordings. After one of the production's camera trucks exploded in the studio parking lot, the non-union drivers headed to Yosemite National Park under cover of darkness with a police escort. See more »

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The part of the descender where it is attached to the stunt man's harness in the El Capitan scene can clearly be seen. See more »

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[first lines]
Sybok: I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet. Besides, I can't believe you'd kill me for a field of empty holes.
J'Onn: It's all I have.
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Highest descender fall recorded in the United States: Ken Bates. See more »

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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Extremely Underrated
2 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I cannot understand how is it possible for people who call themselves Star Trek fans, not to like this film. Even more I can't understand how is it possible for the previous movie to have better ratings.

The voyage home could have been any other light movie for people who don't like to think what they've just seen... Not for Star Trek fans. The final frontier movie was about all the stuff that made TOS so special. I know it's not Free Willy but if it was I would rate it with a 7 not a 9. As I did with Star Trek IV which was just an enjoyable movie.

Star Trek was always about the story. A story that would give you a glimpse to a possible future and make you think about philosophical matters such as life, friendship, god, racism and others.

If this is why you watch Star Trek I believe you will enjoy this film.


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