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SPACEBALLS


STARRING: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga

1987, 96 Minutes, Directed by: Mel Brooks


This send-up of all the Star Wars movies abounds with typical Airplane-type visual gags and humor. "Comb the desert," the Darth Vader baddy (played by supernerd Rick Moranis) shouts and sure enough we soon see soldiers with gigantic combs . . .

There's none of Mel Brooks' usual vulgarity (like the farting cowboys in Blazing Saddles) so you can take the kids with you to see this one. The best shot is the opening shot of a giant ominous spaceship floating through space like in the opening shot in Star Wars with a bumper sticker proclaiming "We brake for no-one." Thereafter it doesn't get much better . . .
 

 

Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick: Naked Gun-style spoof of the Star Wars movies by Mel Brooks. Although one's attention begins to flag towards the end, there are some funny stuff in here.


 



 

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