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Flash Gordon Movie

80s Film Summary for Flash Gordon

Summary

Comic book hero comes alive in this 80s movie. A football player is trapped on a strange land.

Flash Gordon DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Flash Gordon was released on May 6, 1998 by Universal Studios and is rated PG.

Plot

Upon returning from a vacation with his girlfriend Dale, Flash Gordon and his companionís plane lands on the property of a rocket scientist Dr. Zarkov in the movie Flash Gordon.

Both Dale and Flash are taken to a planet by Zarkov, where Flash must fight his captors in order to make it back to earth alive in the movie Flash Gordon.

Cast

Flash Gordon - Sam J Jones
Dale Arden - Melody Anderson
The Emperor Ming/Ming's floating servant - Max Von Sydow
Dr. Hans Zarkov - Topol
Princess Aura - Ornella Muti
Prince Barin - Timothy Dalton
Prince Vultan - Brian Blessed
Klytus - Peter Wyngarde
Kala - Mariangela Melato
Arborian Priest - John Osborne
Fico - Richard O'Brien
Luro - John Hallam
Zogi, the High Priest - Philip Stone
Serving Girl - Suzanne Danielle
Munson - William Hootkins

Trivia

George Lucas wanted to do the remake for the movie Flash Gordon, but the producer Dino De Laurentiis already had rights to the film.

Kurt Russell had auditioned to play the role of Flash in the movie Flash Gordon.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Flash Gordon was released to theatres on 11/14/1980 by Universal, and grossed $27,107,960 at the box office in the US on a budget of $35,000,000 .

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