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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.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Prof. John Robinson
Mimi Rogers ... Dr. Maureen Robinson
Heather Graham ... Dr. Judy Robinson
Lacey Chabert ... Penny Robinson
Jack Johnson ... Will Robinson
Gary Oldman ... Dr. Zachary Smith / Spider Smith
Matt LeBlanc ... Maj. Don West
Jared Harris ... Older Will Robinson
Mark Goddard ... General
Lennie James ... Jeb Walker
Marta Kristen ... Reporter #1
June Lockhart ... Principal Cartwright
Edward Fox ... Businessman
Adam Sims Adam Sims ... Lab Technician
Angela Cartwright ... Reporter #2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LS See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

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The Jupiter 2 control room has computer displays by Silicon Graphics. See more »

Goofs

When the robot is removing the restraining bolt, a close-up shot shows him using his left arm. The long shot of the robot removing the bolt shows all his arms (including the left one) waving about in the air. See more »

Quotes

Maureen Robinson: [after will alters holographic projection of his principal, making her look like a gorilla] No more monkey business!
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Alternate Versions

More dialogue between John and Don before they get attacked by "future robot". See more »

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Soundtracks

Lost In Space (Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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The best thing about this movie is the Close Captioning.
20 April 1999 | by AnimusSee all my reviews

This movie is a monument to its own inanity. The Earth is dying, we have 20 years until the world cannot support human life. Resources are dangerously low, so what do the big brains do? Build a HUGE ship on earth to launch a little ship into space in the most inefficient manner possible. They should have built the little Jupiter 2 on that big space station. They send 1 family and a robot to build a hyperspace gate at the new world (keep in mind it is taking a LOT of resources and manpower to build the earth-based gate, there is no mention as to HOW the Robinsons are supposed to build the second gate. Upon arriving at Alpha prime they will need to build electronic factories, farms, mining operations and a space program to launch all the stuff they will need from Alpha prime into orbit around alpha prime so the family can build a gate to match the one back on earth. That should only take ... oh 150 years or so... HELLOOOOOOOOO? From this poorly planned last ditch effort we move along to getting "lost in space" and pretty much abandoning the human race to die, which the human race deserves if the people in charge actually expected this plan to work...


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