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SpaceCamp (1986)

The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit.

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Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Brennan
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Banning
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Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
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NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
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NASA #2
Hollye Rebecca Suggs ...
Young Andie
Terry White ...
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American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ... Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

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[Max] WOW! At SPACE CAMP they're training kids to be the astronauts of the future. But there's a real emergency, and we're heading into orbit! Come along and share the excitement of SPACE CAMP! See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Space Camp  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,918,072, 8 June 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,697,739
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Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix's feature film debut. He is credited as Leaf Phoenix. See more »

Goofs

Andie and Kathryn both should have known that, once free from the booster rockets and external fuel tank, there is a way to abort the space shuttle's entry into orbit and then glide it over the Gulf of Mexico, eventually landing at Ellington Airfield in Houston. See more »

Quotes

Andie: Everybody, let's think, where are we going to get more oxygen?
Kevin: I could run down to the 7-Eleven.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

American Girl
by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc./WB Music Corp.
Performed by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
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In the 80's, this is how we "Danced with the Stars".
21 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

"This one time at space camp...." Ahahaha...ahem...oh well. Down to business. Participants in NASA's real life Space Camp can undergo a limited version of real astronaut training. Well for a few of them the training gets a little too real. Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, and some teen age punks are accidentally blasted into space, along with astronaut Kate Capshaw. You'd think being stuck in space with those three ladies would be a fantastic weekend, even with Joaquin Phoenix along as a whiny brat. Well it is, until the oxygen starts to run out. Whu-Oh! Luckily Tom Skerrit is on the ground to help out.

This is a fun little movie meant simply as family entertainment. Of course it has technical inaccuracies, it's a movie about kids being launched into space. I just don't understand people who rag on it because some aspects aren't technically correct. This isn't a NASA training film, it's just an exciting little film that a family can watch together. It also stars Larry B. Scott, who also played Lamar in Revenge of the Nerds, and Terry O'Quinn, who played Locke in Lost.


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