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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1998 (USA)
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

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In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,154,919, 5 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,159,423
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Trivia

The first robot in the movie weighed two tons and required eight people to control. See more »

Goofs

When Penny is talking to Will about jettisoning his body into space, the package in her hand suddenly disappears when she claps her hands together. Immediately afterwards, she retrieves it from her left. See more »

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Major West: I'm going to try to break us out of the atmosphere.
John Robinson: No, we don't have enough core material for that.
Major West: Well, maybe if we catch one of the thermal...
John Robinson: No, it won't work. I *know*. We have to go... down. Through the planet as she's breaking up. We can use the planet's gravity...
Major West: What?
John Robinson: To throw us ut the other side and back into space!
Major West: That's insane!
John Robinson: I don't have time to argue.
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There are no opening credits except for the title. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Mayored to the Mob (1998) See more »

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Everybody Needs a 303
Written by Fatboy Slim & Edwin Starr
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Astralwerks/Caroline Records Inc.
Contains a sample of "Everybody Needs Love"
Written & Performed by Edwin Starr
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"It can't get worse"... but it does.
23 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

There's one obvious thing about "Lost in Space" -- nobody believed in it. Not the actors, most of whom have trouble delivering their idiotic lines (even the brilliant Gary Oldman seems at a loss); certainly not the "creative" personnel, who left the sets, costumes, and film editing as much a hastily cobbled mess as the script; and, sadly, not the special effects engineers. What should be a SFX extravaganza turns dull and lifeless when the computer-generated effects are this bad -- and there should be no mercy whatever for the creators of that phony CGI monkey-thing, named "Burp" or something similar, obviously inserted in the film to allow Marketing to have a plush doll. If there's any consolation to sitting through this refuse, it's the certainty that there will be no sequel; there will be no "Burp" doll; the figurines that were made will be in clearance bins by now; and "Lost in Space" will irrevokably harm the careers of all involved. More comfort than you'll get from "Independance Day"...


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