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Lost in Space (1998)

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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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Danger Will Robinson! 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:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Blarp was originally going to be an animatronic puppet in the film, except the puppet didn't look real enough so it was replaced with a CG puppet. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Zachary Smith: Black was always my colour.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

More dialogue between Smith, Don, John, and Judy in the "Hydroponics" garden on the "Proteus" after finding Blawp. See more »

Connections

References RoboCop (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Lost In Space (Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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So Bad I Couldn't Sleep
28 November 1998 | by CiaoSee all my reviews

William Hurt and Mimi Rogers are two of the most wooden actors, as is only too apparent in this film. The script, plot, dialogue were all awful -- silly and contrived. The effects were okay, except for that amazingly phony monkey thing. Worst of all, there was no sense that anyone was enjoying themselves in making this movie. They could have gone over the top, had some fun with the idea of re-making what was a pretty cheesy show in its original form, but they were all stone-faced and serious. I can't believe 80 million was spent on this tripe. I bemoan the current trend of movies that use expensive, intricate special effects with no good writing to back it up. The whole industry is cheapened. There are too many technicians and too few artists working in (mainstream) Hollywood, it seems...please, save those two hours of your life and do something worthwhile! Time is spinning away even while you read this! Get off the web! Go outside! Breathe the air! Bite the ass of life! And don't watch this movie!


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