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Space Fury (1999)

4 astronauts are left stranded onboard a joint US-Russian satellite after a shuttle crash damages the station. What they don't know is, the crash was no accident and one of them is a depraved killer.

Director:

Eli Necakov

Writer:

Vincent Monton
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Michael Paré ... Konrad
Lisa Bingley Lisa Bingley ... Rene
Tony Curtis Blondell ... Max
Nenad Petrovic Nenad Petrovic ... Yuri
Christian Vidosa Christian Vidosa ... Igor
Victor Altomare Victor Altomare ... Det. Rostov
George Chuvalo ... Marshall Popov
Stacie Fox Stacie Fox ... Maddie
Boris Linzender Boris Linzender ... Vasili
Martina Pernova Martina Pernova ... Natasha
Boris Buhot Boris Buhot ... Det. Nevski
Tanya Doyle Tanya Doyle ... Communication Technician
Albert Gavrilin Albert Gavrilin ... Technician #1
Emilia Antonescu Emilia Antonescu ... Streetwalker
Sandy Kaizer Sandy Kaizer ... Marilyn
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4 astronauts are left stranded onboard a joint US-Russian satellite after a shuttle crash damages the station. What they don't know is, the crash was no accident and one of them is a depraved killer.

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Fear can take your breath away


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Rated R for some sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Excuse me for this ...
2 August 2006 | by ruffriderSee all my reviews

I usually only critique favorite films, so I'll have something good to say, but I was up all night and couldn't find anything else to watch, so there went my night and consequently I offer this review. The film starts with a space shuttle crashing into an orbiting space station while "docking" and nobody on said station says anything about it, like that's normal! In fact, the space station occupants give smiles and "How ya doin'!" waves through the windows to the shuttle crew before they board the now-crippled station. That's about as much sense as this movie makes, but a few scenes were so comically inept I'd be remiss if I didn't mention them. For one, Michael Pare's character seems to be psychotic simply because the script needs him to be, no other reason; he's not in the least believable and in fact plain silly. The first "fight scene" with Tony Curtis Blondell is one of the most comically inept pieces of film-making I've ever seen, even taking into account the fact that this film was probably made for kids. Pare's character just blurts out ridiculously stupid things, first to provoke pointless fights then later to show his "passion" for fellow space station occupier Lisa Bingley, who's clearly the best thing about this movie, visually and dramatically. I kept asking myself "WHO WROTE (if that is the word) THIS SCRIPT?" Most of the film consists of Pare's psychotic antics, the mostly not-so-good effects and about the worst screenplay I've ever seen. Strangely, former boxer George Chuvalo and his Russian cohorts on the ground control station come off the best and most believable.

I don't like to criticize acting, per se, and a perfect reason why is a film like this. I've seen Michael Pare in many other places and have enjoyed his work, so when he looks inept I don't blame him but rather the screen writer, who's supposed to provide a decent story and believable characters, the director, who's supposed to film the script intelligibly and the post-production people, whose job it is to edit the hours of film into a coherent, watchable whole. These 3 "units" failed miserably, leaving the actors and the movie to flounder. Now "Plan Nine From Outer Space" has long enjoyed a reputation as "arguably the worst movie ever made," but after viewing "Space Fury" all I can say is "move over, 'Plan Nine,' you've got serious competition."

After sitting through 90 minutes of this awful mess I must admit I was rewarded for my patience with a finale consisting of the space station turned into a flaming, spinning cartwheel as it entered the earth's atmosphere and began to burn up, accompanied by a last-second escape into a shuttle craft by Blondell and Bingley. This ending was so much better than the rest of the film I felt it belonged in a different - and far better - movie. As for the rest of the film, unless you like your sci-fi silly, incoherent and inept, I'd avoid it like a space station that's afire and plunging toward earth.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1999 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Dead of Space See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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