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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 21 June 1996 (Brazil)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

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Jim Mallon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Trace Beaulieu ... Dr. Clayton Forrester / Crow T. Robot
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
John Brady John Brady ... Benkitnorf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faith Domergue
Lance Fuller
Russell Johnson
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols
Regis Parton
Rex Reason
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Storyline

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

MST 3000: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$206,328, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$1,007,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,007,306
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's German dub was translated by Oliver Kalkofe, who wrote original jokes for the German version of the theater segments and also provided the voice of Tom Servo in the dub. See more »

Goofs

When Mike attempts to remove the Hubble Space Telescope from the Satellite of Love's hull, his face is very sweaty in every close shot, but bone dry in every interspersed long shot of him as he controls the manipulator arms. See more »

Quotes

Crow T. Robot: [as Joe comes down the stairs] This is a job for "Weenie man!"
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Crazy Credits

Mike Nelson: ...he's the guy who goes around attributing his own faults to other people. Tom Servo: Oh, right. The *projectionist*! See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original version, the ending was different. Mike and the 'bots made an elaborate practical joke in which they used the interociter to transmogrify a regular ant into a MutAnt (affectionately known as Scrotor), who promptly throttles Dr. Forrester. Meanwhile, Crow uses the chainsaw he found in Tom Servo's room to once again try to "dig" his way back to Earth. This was the version shipped to some film critics before the studio demanded they re-shoot the ending (too "scary".) It was finally shown to a public audience at the second MST3K convention, along with another deleted scene involving air being sucked in space a la Apollo 13. See more »

Connections

References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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Pretty funny.
11 March 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Mystery Science Theater 3000"(MST3K)is an American program which features Mike Nelson and two funny robots(Tom Servo and Crow T.Robot)seen in silhouette,making fun of some trashy movie playing on the screen before them.This time Mike and the robots settle in to watch truly awful science-fiction film "This Island Earth"(1955,Joseph M.Newman).The wisecracks are clever and really amusing-I laughed a lot during the film.Some of my favourite lines are: Crow T.Robot "The secret government Eggo Project!","Eat my photons,punyheads!" etc. My rating:8 out of 10.Highly recommended.


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