Spaceballs
Rating
Details
Director:Mel Brooks
Writer:Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham
Producer:Mel Brooks, Ezra Swerdlow
Theatrical:1987
Rated:PG
Studio:MGM (Video & DVD)
Genre:Comedy
Duration:96
Summary
Mel Brooks's 1987 parody of the Star Wars trilogy is a jumble of jokes rather than a comic feature, and, predictably, some of those jokes work better than others. The cast, including Brooks in two roles, more or less mimics the principal characters from George Lucas's famous story line, and the director certainly gets a boost from new allies ("SCTV" graduates Rick Moranis and John Candy) as well as old ones (Dick Van Patten, Dom DeLuise). Watch this and wait for the sporadic inspiration--but don't be surprised if you find yourself yearning for those years when Brooks was a more complete filmmaker ("Young Frankenstein"). "--Tom Keogh"
Cast
Mel Brooks President Skroob
John Candy Barf
Rick Moranis Dark Helmet
Bill Pullman Lone Starr
Daphne Zuniga Princess Vespa
Dick Van Patten King Roland
George Wyner Colonel Sandurz
Michael Winslow Radar Technician
Joan Rivers Dot Matrix
Lorene Yarnell Jansson Dot Matrix
John Hurt Himself
Sal Viscuso Radio Operator
Ronny Graham Minister
Jim J. Bullock Prince Valium
Leslie Bevis Commanderette Zircon
Jim Jackman Major Asshole
Mike Pniewski Laser Gunner (as Michael Pniewski)
Sandy Helberg Dr. Schlotkin
Stephen Tobolowsky Captain of the Guard
Jeff MacGregor Snotty
Henry Kaiser Magnetic Beam Operator
Denise Gallup Charlene
Dian Gallup Marlene
Gail Barle Waitress
Dey Young Waitress
Rhonda Shear Woman in Diner
Robert Prescott Sand Cruiser Driver
Jack Riley TV Newsman
Tom Dreesen Megamaid Guard
Rudy De Luca Vinnie
Tony Griffin Prison Guard
Rick Ducommun Prison Guard
Ken Olfson Head Usher
Bryan O'Byrne Organist
Wayne Wilson Trucker in Cap
Ira Miller Short Order Cook
Earl Finn Guard with Captain
Mitchell Bock Video Operator
Tommy Swerdlow Troop Leader
Tim Russ Trooper
Ed Gale Dink
Antonio Hoyos Dink
Felix Silla Dink
Arturo Gil Dink
Tony Cox Dink
John Kennedy Hayden Dink
Dee Booher Bearded Lady
Johnny Silver Caddy
Brenda Strong Nurse
Dom DeLuise Pizza The Hutt
Camille Hagen Woman in Diner
Jerry Maren (uncredited)
Terence Marsh Spaceball Drum Beater (uncredited)
Thomas Meehan King Roland's Aide (uncredited)
Julie Pitkanen Self-Destruct Voice
Cary Stratton (uncredited)
Dick Warlock Vulcan Pinch Guard (uncredited)
Michael York Ape #1 (uncredited)
John Morris Composer
Nick McLean Cinematographer
Conrad Buff IV Editor
Peter Albiez special effects supervisor
Trevor Cripps special effects technician
Rick Lazzarini Barf ear animatronics
Richard Ratliff special effects
Monty Shook special effects
DVD Details
Languages:English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Sound:AC-3
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Discs:2
Region:1
Release:May 2005