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Star Runners (2009)

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Given a undercover government mission to retrieve a "crate" from a distant planet, TY JOHNS and LEI CHEN find that they must smuggle not a crate, but a woman off world -- and when their ... See full summary »

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Mat King

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Rafael Jordan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Trinneer ... Tycho 'Ty' Johns
James Kyson ... Lei Chen (as James Kyson Lee)
Toni Trucks ... Asta
Aja Evans Aja Evans ... Jenessa
Michael Culkin ... Bishop
Atanas Srebrev ... Santen
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Hicks
Shelly Varod ... Lyekka
Todd Jensen ... Hudson
Mike Johnson Mike Johnson ... Kai
Velizar Binev ... Bilal
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Nikopol
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Yuri Koralev
Yana Marinova ... Stark
Nikolai Sotirov Nikolai Sotirov ... Uncle (as Nicky Sotirov)
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Given a undercover government mission to retrieve a "crate" from a distant planet, TY JOHNS and LEI CHEN find that they must smuggle not a crate, but a woman off world -- and when their rocket-ship crash-lands on a planet packed with vicious giant alien bugs, they'll need all the cunning and ferocity they possess to stay alive... Written by Svetlio Svilenov

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Termination Shock See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Connor Trinneer's character calls the a ship's computer "Daffy Bastard" during a ship damage scene. That is the exact name Bruce Willis' character Korben Dallas says to his flying taxi cab's computer after Leelo crashes through the roof of the cab in The Fifth Element (1997). See more »

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Speaking of ripoffs
15 November 2009 | by danindenverSee all my reviews

Along with all the other ripoffs mentioned, I'd like to add Red October and Firefly to the list.

I know that there are valid reasons to copy a working formula, but to simply rip off random elements of several different creative works and blend them together into a single composite work, and do it successfully, requires true genius. Here, in a single movie, a new generation of TV viewers can be brought up to speed on all that Sci-Fi-dom has to offer! Of course, there is a fine line between genius and insanity....

Honestly, the movie is not the worst I've ever seen. It's just so sad that no one, today can come up with original material.


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