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Space Truckers (1996)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | April 1997 (USA)
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A space trucker and his cute fiancee are on their way from a space station to Earth with an unknown cargo. When space pirates hijack them, 5000 disintegrator robots are found in the cargo.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Ted Mann (screenplay), Stuart Gordon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Loane ... Trooper Officer
Ian Beattie ... Trooper
Olwen Fouéré ... Building Commander (as Olwen Fouere)
Shane Rimmer ... E. J. Saggs
Charles Dance ... Nabel / Macanudo
Roger Gregg Roger Gregg ... Tank Patrol
Denis Akiyama ... Tech Leader
Seamus Flavin Seamus Flavin ... Chopper 4
Jason O'Mara ... Chopper 3
Dennis Hopper ... John Canyon
Sandra Dickinson Sandra Dickinson ... Bitchin' Betty
George Wendt ... Keller
Graeme Wilkinson Graeme Wilkinson ... Jackie
Sean Lawlor ... Mel
Debi Mazar ... Cindy
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John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer robots. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, sensuality and drug content, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Truckers See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff's agent didn't like the title "Space Truckers", so throughout shooting, the title was "Untitled Irish Space Movie". When filming wrapped, Stuart Gordon asked Stephen Dorff what the title of this movie should be. Dorff suggested "Space Trucker". So the film was re-titled "Space Truckers" again. See more »

Goofs

An object in motion will stay in motion until acted upon by another force or object. Pay close attention to the mustard bottle. It is delightfully spinning in a gravity free environment, after the vehicle is stopped, the free floating bottle is in the same space, it should have shot forward until it hit the windscreen. If you pay close attention they place other obvious errors for the viewer to discover. My query, are they intentional or accidental? Regardless they add to the silliness of the film.Makes for fun watching. See more »

Quotes

John Canyon: You know, for a son-of-a-bitch, gimp rapist murderer... he died ok!
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Just Another Purty Face
Performed by Billy Swan
Written by Billy Swan & J. Steven Soles
Published by Specific Gravity & Trellis Music (BMI)
Administrated by Bug Music
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11 June 1999 | by DoctorCSee all my reviews

Space Truckers is a perfect B-Movie. It has a title which makes anyone cringe, and a lightweight plot with no originality, except perhaps the concept of a square pig. That said, as long as you watch it with no expectations you will be pleasantly surprised. The quality of acting is generally good, with a competent cast (particularly Charles Dance) managing to avoid laughing their way through the script. The ending however is almost unwatchable, yet I can't escape from the feeling that this film is entertaining, which is all that any movie should aim to do.


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