Battle beyond the Stars

  • PG
  • Jimmy T Murakami (1980)
  • US
  • 98 min
Battle beyond the Stars
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Roger Corman always had a great eye for angles, and this entertaining slice of escapism from his production company is great B-movie fodder. Essentially, it's The Magnificent Seven in space - Corman even manages to rope in one of the original cast, Robert Vaughn, to take his place alongside the likes of John Saxon (as the baddie), George Peppard and Richard Thomas from The Waltons. The special effects aren't bad, given the constraints of the budget, and Jimmy T Murakami directs the proceedings efficiently enough. The knowing script is by John Sayles, now better known as the writer/director of such critically acclaimed films as Eight Men Out and Lone Star.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring Richard Thomas and Robert Vaughn. Faced with the choice of yielding to the ruthless invader Sador or becoming extinct, the peace-loving inhabitants of the planet Akir seek the help of a band of mercenaries.

Cast and crew

Cast

Shad
Richard Thomas
Gelt
Robert Vaughn (1)
Sador
John Saxon
Cowboy
George Peppard
Nanelia
Darlanne Fluegel
St Exmin
Sybil Danning
Dr Hephaestus
Sam Jaffe
Cayman
Morgan Woodward
Quopeg
Steve Davis
First Nestor
Earl Boen
Second Nestor
John McGowans
Nell
Lynn Carlin
Lux
Marta Kristen
Zed
Jeff Corey

Crew

Director
Jimmy T Murakami

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
Some violence.
Available on video
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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