Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs (1987)

Taglines: Revenge of the Schtick.

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems…). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies.

Spaceballs is a 1987 American science fiction parody film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and the voice of Joan Rivers. In addition to Brooks in a supporting role, the film also features Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise and Rudy De Luca in cameo appearances.

The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 24, 1987, and was met with a mixed reception. It has since become a cult classic on video and one of Brooks’s most popular films. Its setting and characters parody the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as other sci-fi franchises including Star Trek, Alien, and the Planet of the Apes films.

Spaceballs Movie Poster (1987)

Spaceballs (1987)

Directed by: Mel Brooks
Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, Joan Rivers, Lorene Yarnell Jansson, John Hurt, Tress MacNeille
Screenplay by: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
Production Design by: Terence Marsh
Cinematography by: Nick McLean
Film Editing by: Conrad Buff IV
Costume Design by: Donfeld
Set Decoration by: John Franco Jr.
Art Direction by: Harold Michelson
Music by: John Morris
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release Date: June 26, 1987