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Star Slammer (1986)

Prison Ship (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1986 (USA)
Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Michael Sonye (screenplay by) (as Michael D. Sonye), Miriam L. Preissel (original story by) (as Miriam Preissel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Brooke ... Taura
Suzy Stokey ... Mike (as Susan Stokey)
Ross Hagen ... Bantor
Marya Gant ... Warden Exene
Aldo Ray ... The Inquistor
Dawn Wildsmith ... Muffin
Richard Hench ... Garth (as Richard Alan Hench)
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Krago (as Michael D. Sonye)
Lindy Skyles Lindy Skyles ... The Sovereign
Bobbie Bresee ... Marai (as Bobbi Bresee)
Danita Aljuwani Danita Aljuwani ... Ruby
Dori Renee Crofts Dori Renee Crofts ... Scratch
Liat Mathias Liat Mathias ... Stace
Mimi Monaco Mimi Monaco ... Squeeker
Vivian Schilling ... Marni (as Vivian Louise Schilling)
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Storyline

Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

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Taglines:

Untamed. Uncaged. Unleashed In Space.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Ship: 2005 See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was chosen to be part of famous german "SchleFaZ" series. It was aired December 2018 on german TV station Tele5. "SchleFaZ" is a german abbreviation, means "the worst films ever". In that series 2 hosts present the whole film and make fun of it throughout the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the last minutes of the film, the hairstyle of Sandy Brooke changes several times between more and less curly. See more »

Quotes

Warden Exene: Here's where these space-sluts get their's.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits promise: "The Adventures of Taura continue in CHAIN GANG PLANET." See more »

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Edited from Dark Star (1974) See more »

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Cheap and relentlessly stupid, PRISON SHIP is out of bucks, Rogers
1 June 2000 | by silentgpaleoSee all my reviews

OK. So the line above is kinda silly, but so is this film.

Fred Olen ray is a master at spending no money, and somehow always having a film to show for it. Granted, most of his films end up being very static due to lack of monies for alternate takes and complex editing.

OK. So Ray isn't what you'd call Speilberg. His films concentrate on borrowed sets and costumes(this one's got them), has-been actors( Sid Haig, John Carradine, Aldo Ray, ect.), and some of the most stiff and lifeless dialogue this side of Ray Dennis Steckler.

PRISON SHIP( I saw this as STAR SLAMMER) is a piece of junk, filled with borrowed effects from BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA and BUCK RODGERS. There is some skin, but not enough. Mostly, there is talk, and as many a reviewer likes to point out, Fred Olen Ray makes very chatty pictures. That's because he either doesn't have the creativity, or the perspective, to realize that you don't need a ton of money to make a good film. You just need talent.

Why should I continue? PRISON SHIP is cheesy, and painful. Don't watch this unless you must see every film that John Carradine is in (or you really like train wrecks).


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