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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.


Stephen Hopkins


Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman
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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


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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Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original script and movie adaptation, it wasn't Silicon Graphics who co-sponsored the Jupiter mission, it was Coca-Cola. See more »


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 »


Major West: [West assembles his gun as the spiders are attacking] A million bucks worth of weaponry, and I'd trade it all back for a lousy can of Raid.
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Crazy Credits

First segment of end credits intermixed with quick-flashed images from the movie, accompanied by Apollo 440's electronica version of John Williams' third season Lost in Space (1965) TV theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

The inside of the "time bubble" was originally sunny and orange, but was changed to cold and blue in final version. See more »


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Just another Hollywood rehash
22 June 2003 | by mlamphierSee all my reviews

The problem with this film is the script. The producers used the same old re-cycled hollywood cliches at every opportunity, almost like they are feverishly trying out every formula that has worked for each blockbuster move of the past. So the movie just ends up a mish-mash of retread dialogue and "conflicts" that kind of get pulled out of a hat in one scene and then either forgotten or pulled out again for something that masquerades as plot development. The son Will Robinson, whose genius for gadgetry is forever overshadowed by the fact that .. (sob, whine) his Dad doesn't pay enough attention to him ends up as an evil genius as an adult, who is willing to risk blowing up the world so that he can be (sob, whine) back together with his family and maybe his dad will love him finally: "You said you would come back.... and you didn't!" Heather Graham as the female nerd scientist, gorgeous as they come, but (you knew it...) unable to connect with her emotional side, until won over by the hunk pilot. etc. etc., And my goodness, how many times can you go actually through the center of a planet and miraculously survive? The answer, if you haven't seen the film, is more than once. I could go through the list, but you all know these themes already. I felt bad for such great actors like William Hurt and Gary Oldman (although maybe it is their own fault for choosing this film). They both did a decent job, but I don't think any actor could have made up for the shallow and directionless script. Oldman added a little spice to his character, and his haunting refrain of "I feel something evil here" actually felt chilling in spots.

2 out of 10. Sorry, every now and then I see a movie that I later wished I hadn't, just because I am forced to remember the dumb scenes in it. This was one of them.

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