The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
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It is the year 2005. The war between The Autobots and Decepticons has escalated all the way to Cybertron, which the Decepticons have reclaimed. The Autobots, without Optimus Prime after a conflict on Earth takes his life, must now face a destiny they know nothing of. Megatron and a group of forsaken Decepticons have been reformed by the ultimate transformer, a planet consuming demon known as Unicron into even deadlier warriors. Now Galvatron, Scourge and Cyclonus must destroy The Autobot Matrix of Leadership for Unicron's glory or suffer the horrific destruction of Cybertron. However, Optimus Prime has decreed that an Autobot will rise from his rank and use the power of The Matrix to light the darkest hour of the Autobots. With Hot Rod facing responsibility for Prime's death, he feels he may be able to use the power of the Matrix to turn the tide of the Cybertronian Wars and stop Unicron. Until all are one, the future of the Autobots and Decepticons is uncertain.
Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.
Also Known As:
Transformers: The Movie
Title: Transformers: The Movie, The
Release Date: August 08, 1986
Runtime: 84 mins
All Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Japanese
Country: USA, Japan
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: PG
Norman Alden ...Kranix / Arblus (voice)
Jack Angel ...Astrotrain (voice)
Michael Bell ...Prowl / Scrapper / Swoop / Junkion (voice)
Gregg Berger ...Grimlock (voice)
Susan Blu ...Arcee (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ...Devastator (voice)
Corey Burton ...Spike / Brawn / Shockwave (voice)
Roger C. Carmel ...Cyclonus / Quintesson Leader (voice)
Victor Caroli ...Narrator (voice)
Regis Cordic ...Quintesson Judge (voice)
Scatman Crothers ...Jazz (voice)
Peter Cullen ...Optimus Prime / Ironhide (voice)
Bud Davis ...Dirge (voice)
Paul Eiding ...Perceptor (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
Ed Gilbert ...Blitzwing (voice)
Dan Gilvezan ...Bumblebee (voice)
Eric Idle ...Wreck-Gar (voice)
Buster Jones ...Blaster (voice)
Stan Jones ...Scourge (voice)
Casey Kasem ...Cliffjumper (voice)
Chris Latta ...Starscream (voice)
David Mendenhall ...Daniel (voice)
Don Messick ...Gears / Scavenger (voice)
John Moschitta Jr. ...Blurr (voice) (as John Moschitta)
Judd Nelson ...Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ...Galvatron (voice)
Hal Rayle ...Shrapnel (voice)
Clive Revill ...Kickback (voice)
Neil Ross ...Bonecrusher / Hook / Springer / Slag (voice)
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The Transformers: The Movie Horror Film Trailer 1
"Instruments of Destruction"
"Death of Optimus Prime"
"Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way"
"The Transformers (Theme)"
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- Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.
- [before their battle] Megatron: [surprised] Prime. Optimus Prime: One shall stand, one shall fall. Megatron: Why throw away your life so recklessly? Optimus Prime: That's a question you should ask YOURSELF, Megatron.
[pointing a gun at Optimus Prime's head] Megatron: I would have waited an eternity for this. It's over, Prime.
Arcee: Did we have to let them detonate three-quarters of the ship? Springer: Seeing as how they would have detonated four-quarters, I think it was a good choice.
Hot Rod: We can't hold out forever Kup, but we *can* give them one *humongous* repair bill.
Kup: Don't act hostile, I'll use the universal greeting. Hot Rod: "Universal greeting"? Kup: Watch, I'll have them eating out of my hands. Baa weep grahna weep ninny bong. Hot Rod: "Baa weep grahna weep ninny bong"? Sharkticons: Baa weep grahna weep ninny bong. Kup: See, the universal greeting works every time.
- This film is considered the "bridge" between the second and third seasons of the cartoon, as several third-season characters are introduced here and several first-season characters are killed or altered (e.g. Megatron to Galvatron).
Orson Welles died in 1985 sparking rumors that Leonard Nimoy took over and provided the voice for Unicron. However, actress Susan Blu (Arcee) has since confirmed that Welles completed the voice over work before he died.
Many of the second season characters (Stunticons, Aerialbots, etc.) do not appear in the movie because they did not exist at the time the movie was written. However, they all suddenly appear in the post-movie episodes.
Two Cyclonus-style robots are created in the movie; one from Bombshell (Insecticon) and one from Skywarp (Decepticon jet). Many fans have speculated which one became the "real" Cyclonus. Cyclonus was (apparently) originally intended to have many duplicates under his command ("and his armada..."), like Scourge and his Sweeps. However, only one duplicate was created on-screen and was never seen again after that shot. This has led fans to write fanfics about a character called "Armada".
The film takes place 20 years after the end of the tv series' second season.
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