Star Trek III - The Search for Spock

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Though it may be short on dazzling special effects, The Search for Spock is still a strong Star Trek installment, thanks to affecting performances by its iconic cast.

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Release date: Jun 1, 1984

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Star Trek II ended with Spock presumed dead, but this film reveals that his consciousness survives within McCoy. Spock's body and consciousness must be quickly reunited or his death will be certain, and McCoy will be left insane. Racing against time, Kirk makes painful sacrifices trying to save his friends.

Cast

William Shatner
as Adm. Kirk
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. McCoy
Merritt Butrick
as David Marcus
Christopher Lloyd
as Commander Kruge
Phil Morris
as Trainee Foster
Scott McGinnis
as `Mr. Adventure'
Robert Hooks
as Adm. Morrow
Carl Steven
as Spock (age 9)
Vadia Potenza
as Spock (age 13)
Stephen Manley
as Spock (age 17)
Joe Davis
as Spock (age 25)
Phillip R. Allen
as Capt. Esteban
Phillip Richard Allen
as Capt. Esteban, USS Grissom
Jeanne Mori
as Helmsman
Mario Marcelino
as Communications
Phil Chong
as Stunts
Sharon Thomas
as Waitress
Eddy Donno
as Stunts
Conroy Gedeon
as Civilian Agent
James B. Sikking
as Capt. Styles
Katherine Blum
as Child Vulcan
Alan Jones
as C. Lloyd's Stunt Man
Judith Anderson
as High Priestess of Vulcans
Gary Faga
as Prison Guard
John Meier
as Shatner's Stunt Man
Tom Morga
as Stunts
Doug Shanklin
as Prison Guard
Grace Lee Whitney
as Woman in Cafeteria
Frank Welker
as Spock Screams
Teresa E. Victor
as USS Enterprise Computer
Harve Bennett
as Flight Recorder
Judi Durand
as Space Dock Controller
Joe W. Davis
as Spock...Age 25
Frank Force
as Elevator Voice
Judi M. Durand
as Space Dock Controller
Bobby Cummings
as Klingon Gunner #1
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  • This "Star Trek," the liveliest and most likable of the three, will satisfy hard-core Trekkies and win more than a few new recruits to their ranks.

    April 26, 2018 | Full Review…

    Jay Carr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • "Star Trek III" has a genuine spirituality, and, at its end, you may be surprised, especially if you're not really a Trekkie, to realize how moved you've been.

    September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors.

    May 3, 2009 | Full Review…
  • An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami.

    June 4, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Decent SFX, but a little more action wouldn't have gone amiss.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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