Spaceballs (1987)
Front Cover Actor
Mel Brooks Yogurt / President Skroob
John Candy Barf the Mawg, Co-Pilot
Rick Moranis Lord Dark Helmet
Bill Pullman Lone Starr, Space Bum
Daphne Zuniga Princess Vespa
John Hurt Himself
Dick Van Patten King Roland, Ruler of Druidia
George Wyner Col. Sandurz
Michael Winslow Radar Technician
Joan Rivers Dot Matrix [Voice]
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Mel Brooks
Studio MGM-UA Communications
Language English
Running Time 96 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A space bum helps rescue a princess from an evil overlord with the help of a benevolent elder in this Star Wars send-up written and directed by Mel Brooks. Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog co-pilot, Barf the Mawg (John Candy), are content to scour the galaxy living the easy life. But they reluctantly come to the rescue when Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) is threatened by the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), 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 Joan Rivers), Lone Starr and Barf are helpless to prevent Helmet from kidnapping the girl. But assistance arrives in the form of Yogurt (Brooks), 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 Star Wars series, Spaceballs also pokes fun at Star Trek, Snow White, and Planet of the Apes — as well as the entire videocassette and movie marketing industries. The large supporting cast includes Dick Van Patten, Jim J. Bullock, and the voice of Dom DeLuise. John Hurt makes a cameo in a parody of the exploding chest scene he played in Alien. — Brian J. Dillard
Personal Details
Seen It No
Viewing Date 2004
Index 329
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1