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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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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Lost. See more »


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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,154,919 (USA) (5 April 1998)

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$69,117,629 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the attempted destruction of the Jupiter, there's a brief moment (right after Major West gets blown back by the electric blast) where you hear the robot's pulse blaster firing, but don't see a beam. See more »

Quotes

Robot: It sounds like old morse code.
Will Robinson: What does it say?
Robot: Danger, Will Robinson, danger.
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Crazy Credits

First segment of end credits intermixed with quick-flashed images from the movie, accompanied by Apollo 440's electronica version of John Williams' third season Lost in Space (1965) TV theme. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Waltons (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Boredom, Will Robinson!
14 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Is it just me, or is intelligent sci-fi filmmaking a thing of the past? Lost in Space, the TV show, was at least entertaining; the film it "inspired" is anything but. Built on a script that floats on cliches and little more, LIS fails to engage at every level. The story seems to have been pieced together in separate meetings, without any cohesive transitions. Boffo F/X do not a good movie make, and even talented actors like Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Heather Graham, and Mimi Rogers barely phone in their performances. Far too long and far too insipid, LIS isn't even much of a time-waster.


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