A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.
Vince Edwards ... Hawk
David Mendenhall ... Peter
Drew Snyder ... Aldebarian
Patsy Pease ... Amanda
Thom Christopher ... Flightplan
Luca Bercovici ... Ace
Ray Stewart ... Zariatin
George Dickerson ... Tracton
Michael Miller ... Lou
Virginia Kiser ... Janeris
Don Washburn ... Jessup
William Boyett ... Taggert
Howard Dayton ... Elmer
Dick Miller ... Crazy Mel
Elizabeth Charlton ... Cookie
This movie is a classic. I own it and still watch it. Any Sci-Fi fan will love the cheesy fight scenes and graphics.
The characters are timeless, with the tough but vulnerable chick, bad but soft middle aged man and the token alien that help comprise the crew of the ship. People who have done nothing but steal and cheat then find themselves running around to get a kid home, fighting "The Company" and other "bad" guy's along the way. "Run Peter!"
And if you are a true fanatic you will notice that some of the spaceships and scenes are direct from "Battle Beyond the Stars", which just adds to the movie.
For real fans I highly recommend it!!!! If you don't like classic Sci-Fi don't watch it, but don't knock it!
This one hardly compares to the space adventures of its time. Those being Star Wars and Star Trek. And while I am no fan of Star Trek, I recognize that this film pales in comparison to the series Trekkies ooze over. In fact, I would place Back to the Future in better light in terms of space and travel.
The story is of a boy who is captured by space raiders (pirates). In a obviously fake and unentertaining battle, the captured boy befriends the pirates and even helps them. And slowly, one by one, those raiders die off. In the end, the boy gets to return home and the last remaining pirates escapes gravely wounded.
The acting wasn't that great. But what really is obvious is the total lack of interesting dialogue, effects, and storyline. How they even got 80 minutes of this is beyond me.
If you want to take a shot at it because it involves space, go ahead. But be warned. "D"
Truly awful. Obviously an attempt to cash in on the Star Wars craze, but there's no excuse for this insipid piece of garbage. The storyline gets lost before the middle, the characters are forgettable and the kid is such a non-talent that all he does is pose for the camera. An alien planet they land on is actually the Naval stockyards in Long Beach, California.
This movie actually made me physically ill watching it.
Roger Corman has made some good, some bad movies in his career, but there's no excuse for this one.