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SpaceCamp (1986)

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

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Harry Winer

Writers:

Clifford Green (screenplay) (as W.W. Wicket), Casey T. Mitchell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Capshaw ... Andie Bergstrom
Lea Thompson ... Kathryn Fairly
Kelly Preston ... Tish Ambrosei
Larry B. Scott ... Rudy Tyler
Joaquin Phoenix ... Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
Tate Donovan ... Kevin Donaldson
Tom Skerritt ... Cmdr. Zach Bergstrom (Andie's Husband)
Barry Primus ... Brennan
Terry O'Quinn ... Launch Director
Mitchell Anderson ... Banning
Scott Coffey ... Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
Daryl Keith Roach ... NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
Peter Scranton Peter Scranton ... NASA #2
Hollye Rebecca Suggs Hollye Rebecca Suggs ... Young Andie
Terry White Terry White ... NASA #3
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Storyline

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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It Started As A Dream... It Became A Fantastic Adventure. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Andie leads the Blue Team inside the building, The Shuttle Simulator is named The Right Stuff (1983), a reference to the book and film by Tom Wolfe. "The Right Stuff" is also an award given to space campers who demonstrate "leadership, sound decision making, and the seeking and sharing of knowledge" See more »

Goofs

After the shuttle clears the launch tower at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, all radio transmissions are immediately sent and received from the Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Kennedy has no more contact with the shuttle after the initial liftoff, so none of the members of Launch Control including Andy's Husband Zack would be able to talk to them. Also, the radio installed for the FRF test would be the same radio used on regular shuttle missions. It sort of comes standard with the electronics and is not interchangeable. See more »

Quotes

Commander Zach Burkstroom: You want space camp?
Kevin: No. My father wants space camp, but I want my head examined. But it was worth it for the car, don't you think?
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Yeah well, let's hope so.
Kevin: Yeah.
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Yeah. By the way, would you get your ass OUT of my parking spot?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

So Far Away
by Mark Knopfler
Chariscourt Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp. in USA and Canada
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros.
Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Childhood favorite
5 April 1999 | by BurgundySee all my reviews

I've watched this more times than I can count, and my family has owned it since before I can remember. I like this movie for that reason, also it was the first step towards movies like Apollo 13. Isn't it funny all the future stars that are in this movie? Kelly Preston, Lea Thompsan (well, she did already have Back 2 the future) Tate Donovan, Joaquin Phoenix....


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