Battle beyond the Stars

Battle beyond the Stars

Jimmy T Murakami (1980)

A Certificate


Our Score
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.


A ruthless alien warlord conquers every planet in his path, and his next target is a peaceful colony. A young hero takes a spaceship on a mission to recruit mercenaries who will fight to defend the planet from the invaders. Sci-fi adventure, starring Richard Thomas, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn and John Saxon.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Jimmy T Murakami
Director Roger Corman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Some violence. Available on: video