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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

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Originally shown in 3-D, this sci-fi adventure from Canada tells the story of how the title hero, a sort of intergalactic bounty hunter, and his female teen-aged sidekick save a trio of women from the villainous mutant who holds them captive.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Columbia Pictures

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Cast

Ernie Hudson
as Washington
Michael Ironside
as Overdog McNabb
Beeson Carroll
as Grandma Patterson
Hrant Alianak
as Chemist
Deborah Pratt
as Meagan
Paul Boretski
as Jarrett
Patrick Rowe
as Duster
Reggie Bennett
as Barracuda Leader
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Critic Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A muddled science fiction tale.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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It attempts so much that it will probably remind you of at least a dozen other pirate, gladiator, horror and science-fiction stories, because its own plot is none too distinctive and is seriously overcrowded.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
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With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
TV Guide

At least nobody will have to stand in line to see this film now that the third Star Wars has opened: Spacehunter is not nearly as good as Return of the Jedi, and it's clearly intended for the same audience.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
People Magazine

The producers in their infinite wisdom decided to release it five days before the single most anticipated science fiction epic of all time.

Full Review… | May 22, 2013
Mania.com

Audience Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

If you're a big fan of either Molly Ringwald or 80s sci-fi movies in general, I highly recommend this movie. I loved it, it has a good story, good actors, and it's fun. Of course it isn't one of the best sci-fi movies of the 80s, but I love it anyway.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

With a small known cast of Ernie Hudson, Molly Ringwald and a well hidden Michael Ironside this sci-fi film starts off nicely with pretty good looking spaceships, land transports, costumes and a quirky neat feel that reminds you of 'The Ice Pirates' and a gentle 'Mad Max 3'. Unfortunatley the film starts to slide badly from the midway point and loses its reasonable sensible side to become a silly and tacky...almost barbarian type film with amazonian women and dragon type water creatures to a stupid looking evil villian that Clive Barker may have stolen for the Channard Cenobite idea in 'Hellraiser 2' .

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

Peter Strauss, interplanetary adventurer and 15 year old Molly Ringwald team up to defeat the Forbidden Zone - a planet with all sorts of evil beings. I found this a really corny movie, although who knew that Molly acted in science fiction movies?

Red Lats
Red Lats

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