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Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | | Crime, Sci-Fi | March 1970 (USA)
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Michael Carreras (screenplay), Gavin Lyall (from an original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Olson ... Kemp
Catherine Schell ... Clem (as Catherina von Schell)
Warren Mitchell ... Hubbard
Adrienne Corri ... Liz
Ori Levy ... Karminski
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
Bernard Bresslaw ... Harry
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Space Captain
Joby Blanshard ... Smith
Michael Ripper ... 1st Card Player
Robert Tayman Robert Tayman ... 2nd Card Player
Sam Kydd ... Barman
Keith Bonnard Keith Bonnard ... Junior Customs Officer
Leo Britt Leo Britt ... Senior Customs Officer
Carol Cleveland ... Hostess
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Storyline

A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The only place that they can bring the asteroid down without drawing attention to themselves is a far side mining claim. But first they must dispose of the miner. Little known to them, however, is the fact that the miners sister has hired the same salvage team to help her locate her missing brother. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Taglines:

Ride a rocket Texas-style! Have a shoot-out in Moon City! Find a new frontier and a new kind of pioneer. But watch out for deadly moon maidens. IT'S THE FIRST MOON "WESTERN". See more »

Genres:

Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. (S2E11) See more »

Goofs

At the end of the opening credits the two astronauts are dumped into the "Capernicus Garbage Dump>" Assuming it was named after the famous astronomer and mathematician, the correct spelling would be Copernicus. See more »

Quotes

2nd Officer: If you're Moon 02, I wish you would sell that thing along with all the other space rubbish you collect!
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Crazy Credits

With the permission of John Waddington Limited, the game Moonopoly is based upon the property trading game marketed by them under their registered trade name, 'Monopoly'. See more »


Soundtracks

Moon Zero Two
Sung by Julie Driscoll
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Saw it in 1969 when I was 11 years old...enjoyed it a lot.
11 August 2001 | by tailchaserXL5See all my reviews

Ah, the year was 1969. Apollo 11 had landed on the moon. I was 11 and eating up any science fiction I could. When I saw the advertisement for this movie I HAD to see it. So I had my mom take me and a friend to see it.

Yeah, it was kind of hokey, but I didn't notice that when I was 11. I simply thought it was plain cool. Besides, the larger Lunar Module looked pretty darn impressive. And the main actor, James Olsen, had been in Andromeda Strain a year earlier.

So, is it worth checking out now, circa 2001? Yeah, if you can catch it on cable or maybe the Sci-Fi Channel, it'd be worth a look. Just to see how events were extrapolated from the reality of 1969. Sadly, the politicians killed Apollo just when they were getting good at going to interesting places on the moon, i.e. Apollo 17 at Taurus-Littrow - incredible scenery. So we never established a moon base like the one in the movie. Sad.

It is indeed a "Western" set on the moon. You'll love the bar scene and all the women. Sorry if that sounds sexist, but hey, this was the sixties, and even 11 year old boys liked girls in mini-skirts. So, if you ever have a chance to catch it, grab a six-pack, sit down, and enjoy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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