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Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | | Crime, Sci-Fi | March 1970 (USA)
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Michael Carreras (screenplay), Gavin Lyall (from an original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Olson ... Kemp
Catherine Schell ... Clem (as Catherina von Schell)
Warren Mitchell ... Hubbard
Adrienne Corri ... Liz
Ori Levy ... Karminski
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
Bernard Bresslaw ... Harry
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Space Captain
Joby Blanshard ... Smith
Michael Ripper ... 1st Card Player
Robert Tayman Robert Tayman ... 2nd Card Player
Sam Kydd ... Barman
Keith Bonnard Keith Bonnard ... Junior Customs Officer
Leo Britt Leo Britt ... Senior Customs Officer
Carol Cleveland ... Hostess
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Storyline

A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The only place that they can bring the asteroid down without drawing attention to themselves is a far side mining claim. But first they must dispose of the miner. Little known to them, however, is the fact that the miners sister has hired the same salvage team to help her locate her missing brother. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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The number one space western! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte satellite 02 See more »

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Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Keep an eye on the women's fashion on the Moon- although somewhat influenced by then-current couturiers, very similar fashions - and colored wigs - will appear in Gerry Anderson's live-action series "UFO" shot contemporaneously, and Moon Zero Two lead Catherine Schell will be wearing an outfit very similar to that of Kemp in this film when she stars in the second series of Gerry Anderson's "Space:1999" as the alien shapeshifter Maya. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Kemp and Miss Taplin are bulldozing a shortcut to get back to Moon City in a moon rover, you can clearly see it's really a miniature vehicle being pulled by a thin string. See more »

Quotes

Kemp: I'm always at a disadvantage when I haven't got any clothes on.
Hostess: [aside] I never noticed...
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Crazy Credits

With the permission of John Waddington Limited, the game Moonopoly is based upon the property trading game marketed by them under their registered trade name, 'Monopoly'. See more »


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Moon Zero Two
Sung by Julie Driscoll
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Brings out the kid in me
20 January 2004 | by ubercommandoSee all my reviews

First saw it when I was 12 and it has a place in my heart still after all these years; unlike a lot of other movies I enjoyed as a kid but can't stand today like "Battle of the Bulge" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

Anyway, back to the movie. Today, it's the kitsch value that I really like, I mean, there's something incredibly cute and sexy about 60's women in futuristic garb. There is a conflict in the movie about the tone; is it a sci-fi thriller with action and danger, or a tongue in cheek effort (with Moonopoly even)? The effects are good in some areas and really poor in others; but apart from 2001 you can say that about most sci fi films of that era. It shares something else with 2001 that other more famous sci-fi movies don't and that's no sound in a vacuum. Full credit to the film makers that they paid attention to their science. In fact, the movie script has some basis in real science about conditions on the moon and in space (groovy sequence of a spacesuit puncture causing the crushing of a hired goon). So we have no noise in a vacuum, but do they give us just silence? No, they fill the soundtrack with what can be only described as the kind of music known as Porno-Jazz. No matter, I actually like that kind of stuff. C'mon everyone "Moooooooonnnnnn Zero Twooooo, let's all go to the Moon nowwwwwwwwwwwww, Mooooooooonnnnnnnn Zero Twoooooooooo".


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