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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).

Director:

Jim Mallon
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Cast

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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Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

MST 3000: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$206,328, 19 April 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,007,306
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of Gypsy's puppeteering was done by Patrick Brantseg, who would later take over both the puppeteering and voice in the TV series. Jim Mallon's voice was dubbed in later so Mallon could focus on directing the scene. 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

Mike Nelson: [as a Postman delivers a letter] Sort this, deliver that, I'll make 'em all pay.
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Crazy Credits

Julie Walker's name is in the credits and a comment is made: "Julie Walker: Texas Ranger". See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original version, the ending was different. Mike and the 'bots made an elaborate practical joke in which they used the interociter to transmogrify a regular ant into a MutAnt (affectionately known as Scrotor), who promptly throttles Dr. Forrester. Meanwhile, Crow uses the chainsaw he found in Tom Servo's room to once again try to "dig" his way back to Earth. This was the version shipped to some film critics before the studio demanded they re-shoot the ending (too "scary".) It was finally shown to a public audience at the second MST3K convention, along with another deleted scene involving air being sucked in space a la Apollo 13. See more »

Connections

References Mork & Mindy (1978) 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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One of the hundreds of movies released in 1996!
27 September 1999 | by ApearloSee all my reviews

Mike and the bots finally get their own movie, and it's a scream! They tackle 'This Island Earth', wreck the Hubble, and use an interociter to talk with some guy in the shower! Some people were upset that they used what is considered a 'classic' sci-fi movie, but fans of the film should give it a try. Fans of the show need no encouragement, and will recognise several elements from the show thrown into the movie (like the Torgo theme in one scene).


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