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An unconventional corporate agent is given the task of shaping a group of violent criminals and technical wizards into a helicopter defense force assigned to protect a mining station on a remote moon.


Roland Emmerich


Dean Heyde (screenplay), Oliver Eberle (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Felix Stone
Lisa Eichhorn ... Terry Morgan
Dean Devlin ... Tyler
Brian Thompson ... Jake O'Neal
Malcolm McDowell ... Major Lee
Stephen Geoffreys ... Cookie
Leon Rippy ... Master Sergeant Sykes
Jochen Nickel ... Scooter Bailey
Mehmet Yilmaz Mehmet Yilmaz ... Marc (as Mechmed Yilmaz)
John March John March ... Moose Haggerty
Drew Lucas Drew Lucas ... Riffle
David Williamson David Williamson ... Lt. Gallagher
Calvin Burke ... Capt. Stojanowic
Andy Howarth Andy Howarth ... Guard Checkpoint
William Begatie William Begatie ... Pilot Taxi-Crane (as William Begatte)


In 2038, Earth's mineral resources are drained, there are space fights for the last deposits on other planets and satellites. This is the situation when one of the bigger mining corporations has lost many mineral moons except one and many of their fully automatic mining robots are disappearing on their flight home. Since nobody else wants the job, they send prisoners as a last resort to defend the mining station. Among them, internal affairs agent Felix Stone, assigned to clear the whereabouts of the expensive robots. In an atmosphere of corruption, fear and hatred, Stone gets between the fronts of rivaling groups and locates the person committing sabotage. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This movie was released on VHS by CBS/Fox Video in Australia and New Zealand in 1991. See more »


There are multiple shots of enemy spaceships that were shot on spherical lenses and have thus been incorrectly desqueezed to fit in the rest of the film's anamorphic 2.35:1 aspect ratio. See more »


Tyler: Dinner for one.
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Cool beginning for Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin
10 May 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Moon 44 is one of those little sci-fi films which really slipped through the cracks during the 1980s and early 90s. Sadly, these types of tales are nothing more than straight to video fodder with absolutely horrid acting, so this represents one of the last of the cool, dark sci-fi films. I was rather mesmerized the first time I watched this in 1992, and I thought it was better the second time around. This ranks as one of those dark films among the likes of Outland and Silent Running. Good show if I had seen any.

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15 February 1990 (West Germany) See more »

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DEM7,000,000 (estimated)
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