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Space Truckers (1996)

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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... See full summary »

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Stuart Gordon

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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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They've shipped everything from square pigs to anti-gravity beer... But now they've got a load of real trouble. See more »


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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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The biomechanical warriors were all played by female (and one male) stunts. See more »

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Weapons fire in space is silent. See more »

Quotes

Macanudo: [to Cindy] Were you not chained to a major support beam of my ship I wouldn't stand a chance of having sex with someone so alluring as you.
Mike Pucci: Leave her alone, you half-electric asshole.
John Canyon: He didn't mean that. He respects the brave way you confront your disability.
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Martian Moons
Performed by Colin Towns (as Colins Towns)
Written by Colin Towns (as Colins Towns)
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Stupidly awesome
30 December 2012 | by krachtmSee all my reviews

The plot: Space truckers run into problems with space pirates, space politicians, and killer robots (who, technically, are not space robots).

Space Truckers is essentially a low budget, B movie space opera that's a parody of low budget, B movie space operas. It's full of cheesy lines, cheesy set design, and cheesy special effects. In fact, it's such a cheesy movie that it sometimes makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show look like The Godfather. At its heart, this movie is stupid, pointless, mindless, and has nothing to say about the human condition, except that it's funny to laugh at bad movies. If you're a Stuart Gordon fan, that's probably enough for you to enjoy this. As an added bonus, it's got a great cast, including many B movie veterans.

It can be enjoyed as either a so-bad-it's-good B movie or a clever parody. Like most Stuart Gordon films, it has rather narrow demographic appeal, and people who are not genre fans (or Stuart Gordon fans) are likely to hate it. I love Stanley Kubrick as much as the next film snob, but the world also needs ridiculous movies like Space Truckers and The Toxic Avenger. In fact, this movie is something of a marriage between Troma and New World Pictures. If you're unfamiliar with those studios -- or you dislike their copious output -- I'd strongly warn you away from this film. Space Truckers was reviled by the critics, rejected by audiences, and thought to be unintentionally funny by B movie fans. Well, for the true believers, this is an awesome movie, and nothing will ever convince us otherwise. Such is the cult of Stuart Gordon!


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