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Moonbase (1997)

The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an ... See full summary »

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Paolo Mazzucato

Writers:

Brian DiMuccio (story), Dino Vindeni (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Plank ... John Russell
Jocelyn Seagrave ... Dana
Robert O'Reilly ... Stark
Kurt Fuller ... Deckert
Randy Vasquez ... Masani
Gretchen Palmer ... Mina
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Will
Billy Maddox ... Lt. Caldecott
John Philbin ... Lucas
Samantha Phillips ... Gorgeous Woman
George 'Buck' Flower ... Murdoch
Sheila Korsi ... Masani's Mom (as Sheila-Sheila)
Brian Teshera Brian Teshera ... Loomis
Mel Novak ... Guard
Andre Rosey Brown ... Sanitation Engineer (as Rosey Brown)
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Storyline

The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an arsenal of nuclear warheads- the inmates' passport home to earth. Moonbase Commander John Russell launches a desperate fight to save his crew from a force capable of laying waste to an entire planet. Written by b.dimuccio <voodoo3627@aol.com>

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One small step for man, one giant leap for mayhem See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bázis a Holdon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The space prison guards wear East German army uniforms and rank insignia. See more »

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Murdoch: Well just settle down and relax, while I finish telling you the Armstrong story.
Lucas: OK
Murdoch: Well His first words were 'Congratulations Mr. Gorsky.'
Lucas: Right
Murdoch: Well a lot of theories popped up about what Armstrong meant, like maybe he saw something up here that proved the Russians made it first or that he was some kind of double agent sending a message to Moscow. Finally he got sick of hearing about it so he decides to set the record straight. Turns out when he was a kid, Armstrong lived next door to an ...
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A tedious and uninspired affair
29 March 2007 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I watched this movie last night and already I am struggling to recollect very much about it. The story is about a group of criminals who escape from a space penal colony. They fly to the Moon in a space-age dustbin carrier; when there, they terrorise the dustbin men who work on the Moonbase.

It strikes me that rubbish low-budget sci-fi films often involve either desert planets or, like this movie, criminals escaping from penal colonies. Why this is I have no idea. But I can say with some certainty that such films are always diabolical. This one is really no exception. It begins reasonably well with a decent credit sequence and a half-way alright dance music soundtrack. It then degenerates into a boring sci-fi thriller. So little of consequence actually happens in this movie that I am literally struggling to write a helpful review, so if you're reading this I apologise for not being able to enlighten you to the film's subtleties and nuances. For the record, I recall a tedious bunch of baddies, a tedious bunch of goodies, some nuclear warheads and a hologram of a naked woman. Other than that, I'm struggling.

If you feel you could be interested in the activities of lunar dustbin men then I would not hesitate to recommend this film. I would also recommend it to those of you who wish to send their friends to sleep and steal their wallets.


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