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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

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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3 April 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Matt LeBlanc filmed his role while Friends (1994) was still shooting, and had to fly back and forth between sets several times per week in order to do both projects at the same time. Gary Oldman guest-starred in a couple of episodes with LeBlanc, but director Stephen Hopkins had never seen an episode up to that point. See more »

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As the Jupiter I is lifting off from Houston, the pyrotechnics used to simulate the rocket motor blast actually causes the entire top half of the ship model to jump up and separate from the lower half briefly. See more »

Quotes

Monster Smith: Haven't you made the doorway... too small?
Older Will: Not for me. But then, I'm not going, am I? The spiders didn't kill the girls. It was you. I just didn't let myself see it. You kept me alive because you needed me. Because I could build this for you.
Monster Smith: Poor, poor boy. Did you think that I would let you go? After all that I have become? Look at me. I am no mere man.
[He takes off the clothes covering him to reveal a spider/human figure]
Monster Smith: I am a god. Within these eggsacks lives a monster race of spiders. We ...
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Crazy Credits

When the closing credits are ending you hear Penny's infamous line once more, 'This mission sucks!'. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) See more »

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Will & Penny's Theme
Written by Noko, Trevor Gray, and Howard Gray
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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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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