Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga
1987, 96 Minutes, Directed by: Mel Brooks
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 . . .
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 . . .