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Space Mutiny (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Romance | August 1988 (USA)
A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

Directors:

David Winters, Neal Sundstrom (co-director)

Writer:

David Winters (as Maria Danté)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Dave Ryder
John Phillip Law ... Elijah Kalgan
James Ryan ... MacPhearson
Cameron Mitchell ... Alex Jansen
Cisse Cameron ... Lea Jansen
Graham Clarke ... Scott Devers (as Graham Clark)
Billy Second Billy Second ... Lt. Lemont
Rufus Swart Rufus Swart ... Steve Codell
Arthur Hall Arthur Hall ... Mortuary Keeper
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Joseph Enforcer
Rick Skidmore Rick Skidmore ... Chief Engineer
Guy Pringle Guy Pringle ... Kalgan's Bodyguard
Claudia Jacobs Claudia Jacobs ... Female Lieutenant
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Mohawk (as Even Klisser)
Cameron Mitchell Jr. Cameron Mitchell Jr. ... Blake (as Chip Mitchell)
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One of the funniest films featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Emmy® Award nominated show's 11-year run, Space Mutiny is a hilariously bad sci-fi epic that's guaranteed to have you in stitches. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil; a set boasting AstroTurf® and spray-painted floor buffers; and special effects that, well, aren't so special, and you've got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the '80s. Grab your friends and have a riot with this underground cult hit! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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There is nowhere to hide from the enemy within!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The movie was filmed mostly in a factory warehouse. Aware that the numerous large windows with daylight pouring through would spoil the illusion of the Southern Sun actually being in space, cinematographer Vincent G. Cox used color filters to give the sunlight an orange-red look, and asked David Winters to insert a line explaining that the windows were actually part of the Southern Sun's engines and/or reactor system. Unfortunately, the film processing lab mistakenly corrected the sunlight back to its original color, and Winters' replacement, Neal Sundstrom, never added any explanation for why the windows were there. See more »

Goofs

At the first party scene, Jansen, Devers, and Ryder are served red drinks. The drinks are clear by the end of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Lea Jansen: [Lea and Ryder quarrel after surviving a shootout in the Southern Sun's engine room] ... I thought you'd be happy to see me.
Ryder: Of course I am. But that's not the issue. Your father should have stopped you.
Lea Jansen: My father stopped interfering with my life when I was fifteen years old.
Ryder: I have every respect for your father. He's a good man. I just wish he could control you as well as he does this ship.
Lea Jansen: Control me? If I hadn't saved you in that engine room...
Ryder: Oh come on, I could have gotten out of that ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the UK rental release (at least), when the credit for 'Post Production Supervisor' scrolls onto the screen in the end credits the camera seems to zoom in, and then when the credit is leaving the screen it zooms out again. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 4s for a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Edge of a Dream
Written by Steve McClintock & Tim James
Vocals by Steve McClintock
Courtesy of McJames Music
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The "Plan 9" of the '80's.
21 January 2004 | by ossifragusSee all my reviews

Yeah, the film industry is not what is was when Ed Wood was directing, and B-movies don't get released in theaters anymore; but they do get released on video. And we should be glad that they do, at least in the case of Space Mutiny, 'cause it may be the single most unintentionally hilarious movie ever made. Don't believe me? Just take a look at these numbers:

# of times our ostensible "hero" screams in panic: 17

# of jumpsuited extras flung into the air with pneumatic catapults: 14

# of insertions of "Battlestar Galactica" footage: lost count around 40

# of previously seen shots edited in:15

# of times the Enforcers refer to each other as "idiots": 7

# of off-the-shelf glowing balls in the Bellarian scenes: 8

# of times Ryder or Kalgon yells at someone to "MOVE!" or "GO!": 26

# of occasions Kalgon starts laughing for no apparent reason: 18

# of minutes you get to watch grown men trying to kill each other with golf carts: 5

# of railing kills: 24 (may have missed a couple)

Don't pass up a chance to see this; one of these days, someone involved with it is going to get embarrassed enough about it to try and have all the copies destroyed.


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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mutiny in Space See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$397,887

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,887
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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