Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe.

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Chris Roberts

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Chris Roberts (characters), Chris Roberts (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Lt. Christopher Blair
Saffron Burrows ... Lt. Cdr. 'Angel' Deveraux
Matthew Lillard ... Lt. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall
Tchéky Karyo ... Commodore James 'Paladin' Taggart
Jürgen Prochnow ... Cdr. Paul Gerald
David Suchet ... Capt. Jason Sansky
David Warner ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
Ginny Holder ... Lt. Rosie Forbes
Hugh Quarshie ... Lt. Obutu
Ken Bones ... Admiral Bill Wilson
John McGlynn ... Richard Bellegarde
Richard Dillane ... Lt. Hunter
Mark Powley ... Lt. Polanski
David Fahm David Fahm ... Lt. Knight
Simon MacCorkindale ... Flight Boss (as Simon McCorkindale)
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Storyline

In the mid-27th century, the Terran Confederation is at war with the felinoid Kilrathi Empire. After destroying a Terran base, the Kilrathi have seized a NAVCOM unit with the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth. With Terran reinforcements scheduled to arrive two hours after the Kilrathi hit Earth, it falls upon the starfighter carrier TCS Tiger Claw to keep the Kilrathi busy. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Gear up. Lock on. Strike back. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ben Kingsley was offered the role of Admiral Tolwyn. See more »

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Machine guns would make no sound in outer space. See more »

Quotes

Blair: My whole life, I've taken crap because I'm part Pilgrim. And I don't know why.
Taggart: Sit down. You're one of the last descendants of a dying race. Pilgrims were the first space explorers and sailors. For five centuries they defied the odds. They embraced space, and for that, they were rewarded with a flawless sense of direction. They could feel magnetic fields created by quasars and black holes, negotiate singularities, navigate not just the stars, but space-time itself.
Blair: Like a Navcom AI?
Taggart: No no, you've ...
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Alternate Versions

Adding to the traitor subplot, Captain Sansky was also supposed to be the traitor aboard the Tiger Claw. In the end he was to have committed suicide rather then be caught. But when the entire subplot was cut, the film was re-edited so that it looked as if Sansky died from the head injury recieved earlier See more »

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The Sleeper Car
Written by Rob Garza and Eric Hilton
Performed by Thievery Corporation
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WW2 in space
4 June 2011 | by nmanoleSee all my reviews

I love SF

I own just about every SF movie made and have read upwards of 5000 SF titles. Wing Commander is a brilliant work of pulp war fiction based on WW2. Star ships with carrier decks. fighters with wings. torpedoes. Depth charging. Fighter cannons shooting bullets 'in space'. Hand loaded gun mounts.

And the science/.. how cheesy can you get.

The acting is above par for this type of flick. Prochnow is good and David Suchet outdoes all as captain.. what a great actor.

It all works.. And brilliantly. great music.. real nice graphics for the day -still stands up well today-

Star wars and the An*l Anti-SF BS Galactica bend over Wing Commander is here

MY all time favorites boys own SF romp

Nic


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Country:

USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wing Commander See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,114,365, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$11,578,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,578,059
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2.39 : 1
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