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Space Raiders (1983)

A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

Director:

Howard R. Cohen

Writer:

Howard R. Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Edwards ... Hawk
David Mendenhall ... Peter
Patsy Pease Patsy Pease ... Amanda
Thom Christopher ... Flightplan
Luca Bercovici ... Ace
Drew Snyder ... Aldebarian
Ray Stewart ... Zariatin
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Tracton
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Lou
Virginia Kiser ... Janeris
Don Washburn Don Washburn ... Jessup
William Boyett ... Taggert
Howard Dayton Howard Dayton ... Elmer
Dick Miller ... Crazy Mel
Elizabeth Charlton Elizabeth Charlton ... Cookie
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Storyline

A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's 10 years old and they've taken him 10-million miles into space. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Child See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millenium See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The musical score is reused from Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). See more »

Goofs

During the first space fight, Hawk says that "there are only two of them, and six of us". However, we get to see at least ten company fighters get blown up during the course of the battle. See more »

Quotes

Zariatin: ...Long enough for you to get in and hijack those ships.
Hawk: How many?
Zariatin's thug: Four.
Hawk: That's worth a lot more than a year's laundry.
Zariatin's thug: I thought you didn't do laundry
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Music from 'Battle Beyond the Stars'
(uncredited)
(Battle Beyond the Stars (1980))
Music by James Horner
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Sci-fi classic
17 January 2008 | by protiliusmaximusSee all my reviews

The last time I saw this movie, I was 10... hence the high rating. If I were to go back, I'm sure I'd find plot inconsistency, A horrible budget. and a touch of B acting.

The stuff most classics are made of right?

Not for the serious movie watcher. But a diamond in our scifi portfolios for those who love sci fi in all of its shame and glory.

As a kid I watched this movie with films like Ice Pirates, The Last Unicorn, ET, Battle Beyond the stars (which was made by the same company), Star Trek 1-3, Indian Jones, Old School Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and even VOLTRON!

This movie is a part of my childhood. I played with Lego's and built spaceships to have battles not unlike those in the movie right in my back yard five out seven days a week, the other two I was watching movies like this one.

It's good stuff. Right up there with the animated version of Lensman.


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