Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Space Adventure  |   Release Date - May 20, 1983 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this weakly scripted, dull sci-fi adventure, three women have been shipwrecked somewhere in the galaxy on planet Terra Eleven and now Wolff (Peter Strauss), the pilot of a salvage ship, his friend Washington (Ernie Hudson), and the orphaned Niki (Molly Ringwald) are out to rescue them. Along the way, the trio face several life-threatening situations, and as they escape each danger intact, their final encounter with the evil Overdog McNabb (Michael Ironside) draws ever closer. With a wobbly storyline, one-note theme (people versus machines), and unintentionally funny dialogue, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone has a few things going for it: quick-paced action scenes, unusual sets, a 3-D format, a good musical score, and creative sound effects.

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accident, bounty-hunter, conflict, damsel-in-distress, exploration, girl, mercenary, monster, mutant, quarry [stone quarry], rescue, search, space, space-exploration, Superhero