Space Raiders (1983)

Genres - Action, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Low-budget and cheap, the sci-fi adventure Space Raiders liberally raided Star Wars and the previous Roger Corman film Battle Beyond the Stars for scenes of special effects once, twice, three times, and more. The story, also cribbed from Star Wars is about a Col. Hawkins or "Hawk" (Vince Edwards) who has to defeat the "Company" and their massive robot ship in order to bring a young boy back to his home planet. A Star Wars bar scene has a space creature hooker looking great until she turns around and shows her face. Aside from the familiar content in this film, there are continuity gaps that make wounds miraculously jump from one side of the body to the other and do not connect the special effects in space with the space travelers inside the ships. Perhaps the title should have been "Spacy Raiders."



bad-guy, battle [war], boy, empire, good-guy, mercenary, pirate [seafarer], space-exploration