Welcome to the Max (1993)

Whimsical space explorer journeys to Earth to learn about 'OMNIMAX', and along the way discovers the sights, sounds and spectacle of New York City and the Tri-state region, learns the meaning of freedom, and makes a novel friend for life.


Dugan Rosalini


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Credited cast:
Joseph F. Carpenter Joseph F. Carpenter ... Clypton Elder #2
Jane Galloway Heitz Jane Galloway Heitz ... Clypton Matriarch
Ross Gottstein Ross Gottstein ... Marto
Lauro Lopez Lauro Lopez ... Clypton Elder #4
Salvatore Pusateri Salvatore Pusateri ... Muscleman at Jones Beach
Dugan Rosalini Dugan Rosalini ... Max
Everett F. Smith Everett F. Smith ... Clypton Elder #1
Setrling Watson Setrling Watson ... Clypton Elder #3


In a whimsical sci-fi parody, the Matriarch queen regnant of the Clypton galaxy sends one of her rookie space explorers, Marto, on a mission to earn his stripes: he must journey to the far reaches of the universe to learn all he can about "...this mysterious thing, this device called, 'Omnimax,'" which is rumored to exist only on the planet Earth. Along the way, and with the help of an unlikely tour guide - a living, breathing Omnimax theater named Max - the intrepid Marto not only discovers the iconic sights, sounds, and bigger-than-life spectacle of New York City and the Tri-state region, but also learns the meaning of freedom while making a novel friend for life. As a destination signature film, 'Welcome to the Max' was used primarily to lead off a twin-bill show in the world's largest, 400-seat Imax Dome® cinema, and served to attract family visitors to a new, $50-million science and technology museum, Liberty Science Center, adjacent the Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island. ... Written by mg

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Release Date:

21 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

Imax Dome/Omnimax
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Did You Know?


Again, because of the CGI limitations that existed at the time of production, Max the talking, giant OMNIMAX® screen is a live-action miniature, accomplished with special-effects makeup: an inverted human chin and mouth, with glass eyes and an inverted teeth prosthetic-creating a 'chin face'-that is then welded to a latex sheet that surrounds the face. See more »

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