Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)
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In yet another film patterned on _The Seven Samurai_, a band of diverse heroes in outer space are assembled to defend a planet of peaceful colonists from an armada of aggressors. If the special effects look familiar, it is because you've the same space sequences recycled in other low budget SF films.
A battle beyond time, beyond space.
Title: Battle Beyond The Stars
Release Date: September 08, 1980
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Buried.com Rating: 6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: PG
Jimmy T. Murakami
Richard Thomas ...Shad
Robert Vaughn ...Gelt
John Saxon ...Sador
George Peppard ...Cowboy
Darlanne Fluegel ...Nanelia
Sybil Danning ...Saint-Exmin
Sam Jaffe ...Dr. Hephaestus
Jeff Corey ...Zed
Morgan Woodward ...Cayman
Marta Kristen ...Lux
Earl Boen ...Nestor 1
John D. Gowans ...Nestor 2 (as John Gowens)
Steve Davis ...Quopeg
Lawrence Steven Meyers ...Kelvin 1 (as Larry Meyers)
Lara Cody ...Kelvin 2
Lynn Carlin ...Nell (voice)
Julia Duffy ...Mol
Eric Morris ...Fen
Doug Carleson ...Pok
Ron Ross ...Dab
Terrence E. McNally ...Gar (as Terrence McNally)
Galen Thompson ...Min
Whitney Rydbeck ...Saunders
Tom Henschel ...Talking Android
Richard Davalos ...yago (as Dick Davalos)
Nate Esformes ...Dako
Lanny Broyles ...Tembo
Rob Reece ...Kalo (as Robert Reece)
Ansley Carlin ...Wok
Daniel Carlin ...Pez
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Mary Ann Fisher
More Movie Taglines:
- A battle beyond time, beyond space.
- Rebels. Outlaws. Mercenaries. Seven magnificent warriors join to fight the... Battle Beyond The Stars.
- [to Nestor] Cowboy: I'm from Earth. Ever hear of it?
[to Gelt] Cowboy: I'm from Earth. Know where that is?
Cowboy: [upon seeing Gelt] Well, Shad, who's this? Shad: Do you want your name used? Gelt: My name is Gelt. Cowboy: Howdy, Gelt. I'm from Earth. Know where that is? Gelt: I was born in space. Cowboy: Okay, well, just know that I've always got your back. Gelt: Nobody goes behind me! Cowboy: Oh, you keep a tail light on, huh?
Cowboy: [after seeing Gelt blast a ship] Ha, ha! I love watching a pro work!
Nell: 30 seconds and counting, Zed. 29, 28, 27, 24, 15, 22... did I... did I say 15?
- Robert Vaughn plays essentially the same character he played in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
The main character, Shad, hails from the planet Akir. The natives of Akir are known as the Akira. This is no doubt a tribute to legendary director Akira Kurosawa (whose film Shichinin no samurai (1954) served as the inspiration for this film).
Gelt is modeled closely after the character Lee from The Magnificent Seven (1960) (both of whom were played by Robert Vaughn) and some of Gelt's dialogue is lifted almost verbatim from "The Magnificent Seven".
Most of the model shots were reused Space Raiders (1983).
Screenwriter John Sayles had originally envisioned the character of Cayman as a brooding dark humanoid, not the lizard alien seen in the final product.
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