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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Release Date:May 20, 1983
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Ironside
Director:Lamont Johnson
Producer:Don Carmody, John Dunning
Writer:Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum
Distributor:Columbia Pictures

Description: In this weakly scripted, dull sci-fi adventure, three women have been shipwrecked somewhere in the galaxy on planet Terra Eleven and now Wolff (Peter Strauss), the pilot of a salvage ship, his friend Washington (Ernie Hudson), and the orphaned Niki (Molly Ringwald) are out to rescue them. Along the way, the trio face several life-threatening situations, and as they escape each danger intact, their final encounter with the evil Overdog McNabb (Michael Ironside) draws ever closer. With a wobbly storyline, one-note theme (people versus machines), and unintentionally funny dialogue, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone has a few things going for it: quick-paced action scenes, unusual sets, a 3-D format, a good musical score, and creative sound effects.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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