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Spaceballs Movie

80s Film Summary for Spaceballs


This classical parody film mocks most science fiction movies of the time. Nowadays a Cult Classic, this 80’s movie is about planet Spaceball dark forces trying to steal planet’s Druidia’s air to replenish their own. Only the lone hero Lone Starr can save planet Druidia.

Spaceballs DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Spaceballs was released on May 3, 2005 by MGM (Video & DVD) and is rated PG.


President Skroob (Brooks) sends Spaceball’s planet forces - lead by the ‘mighty’ warrior Dark Helmet (Moranis) - to steal peaceful planet Druidia’s atmosphere to replenish their own. Their plan is to kidnap Princess Vespa (Zuniga) in order to extort her father King Roland (Van Patten) in order to give his entire planet’s air to the “Spaceballs”.

Movie character King Roland decides to hire two space rogues to fight the Spaceballs and rescue her daughter; Lone Starr (Pullman) and his half human/half dog friend Barf (Candy). They are more than eager to do the job as they need the money desperately to pay a debt with the space Mafioso Pizza the Hut.

“Spaceballs” is a collection of spoofs and mocks of several classical science fiction movies such as Star Wars, Alien or Planet of the Apes.


President Skroob/Yoghurt - Mel Brooks
Dark Helmet - Rick Moranis
Lone Starr - Bill Pullman
Princess Vespa - Daphne Zuniga
Barfolemew “Barf” - John Candy
King Roland - Dick Van Patten


In the movie Spaceballs one of the Ships parked on the diner is the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars.

George Lucas, being a great fan of Mel Brook’s previous work, gave his approval for the making of the film Spaceballs.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Spaceballs was released to theatres on 06/24/1987 by MGM/UA, and grossed $38,119,000 at the box office in the US.

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