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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 21 June 1996 (Brazil)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

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Jim Mallon
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Complete credited cast:
Trace Beaulieu ... Dr. Clayton Forrester / Crow T. Robot
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
John Brady John Brady ... Benkitnorf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faith Domergue
Lance Fuller
Russell Johnson
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols
Regis Parton
Rex Reason
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Storyline

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Finally a movie that's okay to talk through! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point, Crow quips, "Oh, PLEASE, let us get the Sci-Fi Channel, oh please, oh please, oh please!" At the time, the production company Best Brains was negotiating a deal to air on the Sci-Fi Channel. See more »

Goofs

Before Dr. Forrester breaks his abacus apart, the sticks in it start to shake noticeably as he "calculates" on it. See more »

Quotes

Tom Servo: See, all rights are reserved, Callahan.
Mike: [in a Clint Eastwood voice] Yeah, but what about the rights of that little girl?
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Crazy Credits

When "Puppet handlers" comes up crow says "There were no puppets in this movie." See more »

Alternate Versions

Also cut was another host segment in which, during a meteor shower, the robots and Mike go back to the storm shelter (Crow tried to tunnel through space with it at the beginning), and when the air is cut off, the 'Bots run around heroically (and hysterically) to save Mike from asphyxiation. See more »

Connections

Features This Island Earth (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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User Reviews

Excellent Example of How Studio Interference Severely Tarnishes a Brilliant Idea
29 May 2004 | by JKazooSee all my reviews

Let's get things straight right off the bat: I LOVE Mystery Science Theater 3000! It was, is, and forever will be my favorite television show of all time, in all its incarnations. And the movie is very funny and good and you should see it.

That said...

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (hereafter called MST3K:TM for time-saving purposes) could of been a LOT better than it was, and it's NOT the fault of the folks at Best Brains, Inc. (The production company that made the TV show, hereafter called BBI). I place the blame entirely on the fine (HA!) folks at Universal, who forced several changes to the movie and it's wonderful riffing, forcing the folks at BBI to "dumb down" their product, mess with their tried-and-true break format, and shoot an entirely different (and stupid, compared to the original) ending, as well as trimming it down to 74 minutes (because at 88, it was TOO LONG! As Servo would say "...the HELL?) When you come right down to it, BBI makes MST3K one way, and the studio told them to do it a different way. And ANY other way is the WRONG way! I really wish that BBI had held out for an offer with more creative control, but if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, etc. I don't blame BBI for taking the offer, but the selfish part of me would of rather the film never got made than compromised so radically. Then the realist in me tells me to be grateful that it DID get made, and succeeds (somewhat) in spite of (and believe me, not BECAUSE of) the restrictions placed on it. 4 stars to the fine folks at BBI, -1,000 stars to Universal, 2 1/2 stars to the movie itself. It hurts me to say that about the movie, but it's true.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$206,328, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$1,007,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,007,306
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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