Spaceballs

1987

Mel Brooks
Director
MGM
Studio

Brooks' Star Wars parody was unfortunately timed to appear in theaters at the nadir of interest in that franchise, but has aged well and acquired a strong fanbase, especially now that Star Wars is once again EVERYWHERE. Brooks' last really good film, much better than History of the World and the painful Men in Tights, but relies far too much on schtick. Many of the jokes are laboured, to put in mildly. Very funny, but not nearly as clever as it could or should have been.

Nearly a quarter century later, I still can't decide if Pullman and Zuniga are just really awful, or subtly imitating the callow young cast of A New Hope. Either way, it doesn't do the film any favors.

And remember, Evil will always triumph, because Good is dumb!

-Dave W.


Spaceballs
24th June 1987
Cinema



96 mins
1.85:1

Spaceballs (Special Edition)
25th April 2000
DVD



96 mins
1.85:1

Spaceballs
3rd May 2005
DVD



96 mins
1.85:1

Spaceballs 25th Anniversary
7th August 2012
Blu-Ray



96 mins
1.85:1




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Mel Brooks
President Skroob
Yogurt
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 (voice)
Lorene Yarnell
Dot Matrix
Sal Viscuso
Radio Operator
(Sergeant Ricco)
Ronny Graham
Minister
Jim J. Bullock
Prince Valium
(as JM J. Bullock)
Leslie Bevis
Commanderette Zircon
Jim Jackman
Major Asshole
Michael Pniewski
Laser Gunner
(Gunners Mate 1st Class Phillip Asshole)
(as Mike Pniewski)
Sandy Helberg
Dr. Phillip 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 DeLuca
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
(Jawohl, Lord Helmet!)
Tim Russ
Trooper with Afro Pick
Ed Gale
Dink
Felix Silla
Dink
Antonio Hoyos
Dink
Arturo Gil
Dink
Tony Cox
Dink
John Kennedy Hayden
Dink
Dee Booher
Bearded Lady
(as Deanna Booher)
Johnny Silver
Arnold, Schlotkin's Caddy
Brenda Strong
Gretchen, Schlotkin's Nurse
Dom DeLuise
Pizza the Hutt (voice)
Camille Hagen
Woman in Diner
(uncredited)
John Hurt
Kane
(uncredited)
Jerry Maren
Dink
(uncredited)
Terence Marsh
Kettle Drummer
(uncredited)
Thomas Meehan
King Roland's Aide
(uncredited)
Thomas Meehan
Film Crew Killed by Helmet
(uncredited)
Rob Paulsen
Spaceball with Comb
(uncredited)
Julie Pitkanen
Sel-Destruct Voice
(uncredited)
Dick Warlock
Vulcan Pinch Guard
(uncredited)
Michael York
Ape #1 (Voice)
(uncredited)
Bill Roberts
Alien (Singing Voice)
(Audio from 'One Froggy Evening')
(uncredited)
Unknown
Double-Take Trooper
(uncredited)
Unknown
Princess Vespa's Stunt Double
(uncredited)
Mike Washlake
Lone Starr's Stunt Double
(uncredited)
Unknown
Barf's Stunt Double
(uncredited)
Jesse Wayne
Pizza Guy
(Uncredited)
Unknown
Bear
(uncredited)
Unknown
Crewman in Diner
(uncredited)
Denney Pierce
Crewman in Diner
(uncredited)
Unknown
Crewman in Diner
(uncredited)
Unknown
Trucker in Diner
(uncredited)
Unknown
Trucker in Diner
(uncredited)
Dane Farwell
Ape #2
(uncredited)

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