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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1998 (USA)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. John Robinson
... Dr. Maureen Robinson
... Dr. Judy Robinson
... Penny Robinson
... Will Robinson
... Dr. Zachary Smith / Spider Smith
... Maj. Don West
... Older Will Robinson
... General
... Jeb Walker
... Reporter #1
... Principal Cartwright
... Businessman
Adam Sims ... Lab Technician
... Reporter #2
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In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Lost. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,154,919, 5 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,159,423
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Ib Melchior was given screen credit and worked as special advisor to Mark W. Koch in Lost in Space (1998) because he was the creator of the original "Space Family Robinson" (1960) - a screenplay, which became Irwin Allen's Lost in Space (1965) TV series. Melchior was never credited for the creation, until the details were exposed in Ed Shifres' "Space Family Robinson: The True Story" (Windsor House - 1996) and re-published as "Lost in Space: The True Story" (Windsor House - 1998). The book was extremely controversial and earned Melchior a monetary settlement and recognition as the creator of what became Lost in Space. The book was critically acclaimed with excellent reviews from Hollywood notable writers. See more »

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After Penny opens the package containing the ladder she escapes with, she stands up. The package is in her left hand by her knees, and her right hand is down at her side. In the next shot, she's cradling the package in her right hand up at her waist. See more »

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Dr. Zachary Smith: You can't do it can you? You can't kill the man without becoming the monster.
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Everybody Needs a 303
Written by Fatboy Slim and Edwin Starr
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Astralwerks/Caroline Records Inc.
Contains a sample of "Everybody Needs Love"
Written and Performed by Edwin Starr
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A Space Adventure!
12 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I don't think Lost in Space was a bad movie. Is it a movie to be honored the all-time best? No, it's not. There are flaws in this movie, but I don't care too much. The movie is about a family, the Robinsons trying to go to the other habitable planet in the galaxy. They do all right until the villain, Spider Smith tries to kill the family and he ruins the navigational system. Now the Robinsons are lost. The acting is OK. Some of the actors did a great job such as Matt LeBlanc and Gary Oldman. The rest did OK. The special effects are not as good as movies from the time period such as Armageddon or Godzilla. The effects are good, though. I was disappointed in the writing. Akiva Goldsman is a respected writer with talent. For a bad script, all the actors did a good job. The music is pretty good. I liked the electronic soundtrack. I give this movie a 7/10 because I liked the space scenery, the gadgets, and the action.


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