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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.

Director:

William Shatner

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (creator: based on "Star Trek"), William Shatner (story) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 3 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
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
David Warner ... St. John Talbot
Laurence Luckinbill ... Sybok
Charles Cooper ... Korrd
Cynthia Gouw Cynthia Gouw ... Caithlin Dar
Todd Bryant ... Captain Klaa
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Vixis (as Spice Williams)
Rex Holman ... J'onn
George Murdock ... 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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Taglines:

Adventure and Imagination Will Meet At the Final Frontier See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Close-ups of the El Capitan climbing scenes were filmed on a fake wall made of fiberglass. The real mountain can be seen in the distance. See more »

Goofs

While imprisoned on the Enterprise, Spock tells Kirk that the brig is escape proof. Moments later, Scotty blasts a hole in the wall, allowing them to escape. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

"Highest descender fall recorded in the United States: Ken Bates." (I.e., Kenny Bates.) See more »

Alternate Versions

The CBS broadcast premiere removed a number of scenes from the movie. 1) All scenes featuring the dancing triple-breasted catwoman were removed. 2) The campfire scene was trimmed, ending with Spock producing the 'marshmellon' - effectively removing the much criticized 'Row Row Row Your Boat' sing along between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. 3) The scene between Uhura and Scotty on the bridge as they receive new orders from Starfleet Command. 4) The "I could use a shower" scene between Kirk and Spock in the turbolift. See more »


Soundtracks

The Moon's a Window to Heaven
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by John Bettis
Performed by Hiroshima
Produced by Dan Kuramoto
Hiroshima courtesy of Epic Records
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This film is not as bad as they say.
26 October 2004 | by posspringtimeSee all my reviews

I've never figured out why ST V gets so much criticism. It's really not that bad, if you're a true trekkie. First off, sure the effects are a little low-fi...but so were the TOS episodes. I don't know about you, but I care more about story than effects. The main reason that I like this film because it's very episodic in nature. If you are a fan of the original Star Trek series, sit down and watch this movie as if you were watching one of the original episodes and it will be much more enjoyable. For one, it starts out like an episode with a prologue before the opening credits start. Secondly, the theme music for the movie is similar to that of the original series. Third, there are some lines from the film that sound like they would be right out of one of the older episodes. Lastly, this movie is loosely based on the storyline of an original episode. Ironically, the episode that it's based on is one of the TOS worst episodes: The Way the Eden. If you've seen The Way to Eden, the actual plot of the episode is not bad, it's just the hippie stuff that makes it so awful. This film kildly leaves out the awful hippie music of the original episode and focuses solely on the plot instead. I often wonder if Shatner wrote this film to make up for how bad The Way to Eden was. So, to sum up, watch this movie as you would watch an old episode and you'll enjoy it much more.


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Official Sites:

Startrek.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,375,648, 11 June 1989

Gross USA:

$52,210,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,210,049
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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