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Flash Gordon (1980)
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Flash Gordon (1980) Flash Gordon is an American football player who along with Dale Arden are returning to New york City after a long vacation, until the plane they are passengers on crashes into the laboratory of Russian scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov. Both Flash and Dale become unwilling passengers on-board Zarkov's rocket-ship as Zarkov sets a course for the planet Mongo. Arriving on Mongo, Flash and his companions find the planet is under the ruler-ship of the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless and Ming is attacking Earth with natural disasters as he bids to destroy Earth. Realising that Earth and the human race is in mortal danger, Flash decides to unite the kingdoms of Mongo and combine the forces of rivals Prince Baron and Prince Vultan to rescue Dale, who is to become Ming's wife and defeat Ming and save Earth from annihilation.

Movie Tagline:
He'll save every one of us!

Title: Flash Gordon
Release Date: December 05, 1980
Runtime: 111 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, UK
Colors: Color
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: PG

Mike Hodges

Sam J. Jones ...Flash Gordon
Melody Anderson ...Dale Arden
Max von Sydow ...The Emperor Ming / Ming's Floating Servant (as...
Topol ...Dr. Hans Zarkov
Ornella Muti ...Princess Aura
Timothy Dalton ...Prince Barin
Brian Blessed ...Prince Vultan
Peter Wyngarde ...Klytus
Mariangela Melato ...Kala
John Osborne ...Arborian Priest
Richard O'Brien ...Fico
John Hallam ...Luro
Philip Stone ...Zogi, the High Priest
Suzanne Danielle ...Serving Girl
William Hootkins ...Munson
Bobbie Brown ...Hedonia
Ted Carroll ...Biro
Adrienne Kronenberg ...Vultan's Daughter
Stanley Lebor ...Mongon Doctor
John Morton ...Airline Pilot
Burnell Tucker ...Airline Co-Pilot
Robbie Coltrane ...Man at Airfield
Peter Duncan ...young Treeman
Ken Sicklen ...A Treeman
Tessa Hewitt ...Hawk Woman (as Tessa)
Venetia Spicer ...Hawk Woman
Francis Mughan ...Wounded Hawkman
Oliver MacGreevy ...Klytus Observer No. 1
John Hollis ...Klytus Observer No. 2
Paul Bentall ...Klytus' Pilot

» [more cast members]

Dino De Laurentiis
Bernard Williams

Alex Raymond
Michael Allin
Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Howard Blake

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • He'll save every one of us!
  • Pathetic Earthlings... Who Can Save You Now?
Movie Quote(s):
  • The Emperor Ming: I'd much rather see you on my side, than scattered into... atoms.
  • Kala: Open fire. All weapons.
  • Kala: Dispatch war rocket 'Ajax' to bring back his body.
  • Flash Gordon: This Ming is a psycho! Robot: This Ming is a psycho. Klytus: Who said that? Robot: The fair-haired prisoner. Klytus: Who are you? Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets. Dale Arden: Dale Arden, your highness. Live and let live, that's my motto.
  • The Emperor Ming: Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.
Movie Trivia:
  • There is a rumor that the monitor behind Hans Zarkov (Topol) as he is having his memory dumped shows scenes from Topol's previous movies.
  • Dino De Laurentiis originally hoped that Federico Fellini would direct this film. The director had actually contributed to the original Flash strip cartoon during WWII.
  • Kurt Russell auditioned to play Flash Gordon.
  • Sam J. Jones was cast in the role after being spotted by the mother-in-law of Dino De Laurentiis on an episode of "The Dating Game" (1965)
  • At one point Ming the Merciless says when he destroys a planet, he calls upon "the great god Daizan". Daizan is Japanese for "great cruelty".
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