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Story

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

DVD Features

  • Audio Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Special Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast

Mel BrooksPresident Skroob / Yogurt
John CandyBarf
Rick MoranisDark Helmet
Bill PullmanLone Starr
Daphne ZunigaPrincess Vespa
Dick Van PattenKing Roland
George WynerColonel Sandurz
Michael WinslowRadar Technician
Joan RiversDot Matrix (voice)
Lorene Yarnell JanssonDot Matrix (as Lorene Yarnell)
John HurtJohn Hurt
Sal ViscusoRadio Operator
Ronny GrahamMinister
Jim J. BullockPrince Valium (as JM J. Bullock)
Leslie BevisCommanderette Zircon
Jim JackmanMajor Asshole
Mike PniewskiLaser Gunner (as Michael Pniewski)
Sandy HelbergDr. Schlotkin
Stephen TobolowskyCaptain of the Guard
Jeff MacGregorSnotty
Henry KaiserMagnetic Beam Operator
Denise GallupCharlene
Dian GallupMarlene
Gail BarleWaitress
Dey YoungWaitress
Rhonda ShearWoman in Diner
Robert PrescottSand Cruiser Driver
Jack RileyTV Newsman
Tom DreesenMegamaid Guard

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A spoof of sci-fi franchises (namely "Star Wars") in every way possible, Spaceballs...

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Director: Mel Brooks
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 24, 1987
    EuropeDec 11, 1987
    JapanJun 11, 1988
    AustraliaDec 10, 1987
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJun 16, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 1, 2006
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