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A space bum helps rescue a princess from an evil overlord with the help of a benevolent elder in this [[Feature~V72309~Star Wars~starwars[filmseries]]] send-up written and directed by [[Performer~P83158~Mel Brooks~melbrooks]]. Lone Starr ([[Performer~P58045~Bill Pullman~billpullman]]) and his half-man, half-dog co-pilot, Barf the Mawg ([[Performer~P10608~John Candy~johncandy]]), are content to scour the galaxy living the easy life. But they reluctantly come to the rescue when Druish Princess Vespa ([[Performer~P78728~Daphne Zuniga~daphnezuniga]]) is threatened by the evil Lord Dark Helmet ([[Performer~P103436~Rick Moranis~rickmoranis]]), who wants to steal all of the air from her planet, Druidia. Trapped on a harsh desert world with Vespa and her robot chaperone, Dot Matrix (voice of [[Performer~P108387~Joan Rivers~joanrivers]]), Lone Starr and Barf are helpless to prevent Helmet from kidnapping the girl. But assistance arrives in the form of Yogurt ([[Performer~P83158~Brooks~melbrooks]]), a wizard who turns Lone Starr on to a mysterious power known as The Schwartz. Catching up with Helmet just as he's transforming his spaceship into a giant vacuum cleaner in orbit around Druidia, the reluctant heroes stage a dramatic showdown. Although it borrows most of its plot from the [[Feature~V72309~Star Wars~starwars[filmseries]]] series, Spaceballs also pokes fun at [[Feature~V133191~Star Trek~startrek[tvseries]]], Snow White, and [[Feature~V184433~Planet of the Apes~planetoftheapes[filmseries]]] -- as well as the entire videocassette and movie marketing industries. The large supporting cast includes [[Performer~P72905~Dick Van Patten~dickvanpatten]], [[Performer~P9469~Jim J. Bullock~jimjbullock]], and the voice of [[Performer~P87126~Dom DeLuise~domdeluise]]. [[Performer~P34099~John Hurt~johnhurt]] makes a cameo in a parody of the exploding chest scene he played in [[Feature~V1503~Alien~alien]]. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:June 4, 1987


Mel Brooks
as President Skroob
Mel Brooks
as Yogurt
John Candy
as Barf the Mawg, Co-Pilot
Rick Moranis
as Lord Dark Helmet
Bill Pullman
as Lone Starr, Space Bum
Daphne Zuniga
as Princess Vespa
John Hurt
as Himself
George Wyner
as Col. Sandurz
Dick Van Patten
as King Roland, Ruler of Druidia
Michael Winslow
as Radar Technician
Joan Rivers
as Dot Matrix
Lorene Yarnell
as Dot Matrix, Droid Maid
Sal Viscuso
as Radio Operator
Ronny Graham
as Minister
Jim J. Bullock
as Prince Valium
Leslie Bevis
as Commanderette Zircon
Jim Jackman
as Maj. Asshole
Denise Gallup
as Charlene
Sandy Helberg
as Dr. Schlotkin
Jack Riley
as TV Newsman
Tom Dreeson
as Megamaid Guard
Rudy de Luca
as Vinnie
Deanna Booher
as Bearded Lady
Dom DeLuise
as Pizza the Hutt
Tony Cox
as The Dinks
Mitchell Bock
as Video Operator
Rhonda Shear
as Woman in Diner
Earl Finn
as Guard with Captain
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Captain of the Guard
Ira Miller
as Short Order Cook
Gail Barle
as Waitress
Johnny Silver
as Caddy
Ken Olfson
as Head Usher
Rick Ducommun
as Prison Guard
Jeff MacGregor
as Snotty
Tim Russ
as Trooper
Felix Silla
as The Dinks
Michael Pniewski
as Laser Gunner
Bryan O'Byrne
as Organist
Ed Gale
as Dink #1
Arturo Gil
as The Dinks
Tommy Swerdlow
as Troop Leader
Henry Kaiser
as Magnetic Beam Operator
Robert Prescott
as Sand Cruiser Driver
Brenda Strong
as Nurse
Dey Young
as Waitress


Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
Thomas Meehan
Ronny Graham
Clyde Lieberman
Jeff Pescetto
Gloria Sklerov
Jon Bon Jovi
Mel Brooks
Lenny Macaluso
Conrad Buff
Nicholas C. Smith
Terence Marsh
Production Designer
Harold Michelson
Art Director
Dianne I. Wager
Art Director
Ezra Swerdlow
Gary Rydstrom
Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Stuebe
Sound/Sound Designer
Don Coufal
Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Wexler
Sound/Sound Designer
Randy Thom
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Lazzarini
Special Effects
Percy Angress
Special Effects
Grant McCune
Special Effects
Craig Boyajian
Special Effects
Dan Kolsrud
First Assistant Director
Michael D. O'Shea
Camera Operator
Steve Bridge
Camera Operator
George Llerena
Camera Operator
Jerry Pooler
Camera Operator
Mike Washlake
Richard Warlock
Jesse Wayne
Robert Latham Brown
Production Manager
Lynn Stalmaster
Michael Van Himbergen
Production Coordinator
Ken Diaz
Jay Ignaszewski
Associate Editor
Bruce Ericksen
Costumes Supervisor
Alison Harstedt
Production Accountant
Glad Pickering
Dialogue Editor
Peter Gruskoff
Visual Effects
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.
First Assistant Camera
Richard Warlock
Stunts Coordinator
Albert J. Whitlock
Matte Painting Supervisor
Joe Yanuzzi
First Assistant Editor
Julie Pitkanen
Script Supervisor
Mat Beck
Motion Control Camera
David Slusser
Assistant Sound Editor
Bill Shepard
Casting Director
Richard Gilligan
First Assistant Camera
Gary Summers
Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Johnson
Foley Recordist
Paige Sartorius
Assistant Sound Editor
Mitchell Bock
Second Assistant Director
John E. Sullivan
Motion Control Camera
Dennis Parrish
Properties Master
Anthony Goldschmidt
Title Design
Richard Beggs
Re-Recording Mixer
Dione Taylor
Hair Styles
David Bergad
Assistant Sound Editor
Clarinda Wong
First Assistant Editor
Peter Donen
Special Effects Supervisor
Peter Sorel
Still Photographer
Eugene Marks
Music Editor
Syd Dutton
Matte Artist
Chet Brooks
Transportation Captain
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Dennie Thorpe
Foley Artist
Ernie Fosselius
Sound Effects Editor
Jellybean Benitez
Music Producer
Debra Goldfield
First Assistant Editor
Charles Schlissel
Production Assistant
Ken Fischer
Sound Effects Editor
Scott Chandler
Assistant Sound Editor
Tom Stern
James Caverly
Production Assistant
Jim Chesney
Transportation Coordinator