Friday, June 22 - Saturday, June 23, 2018
“Brooks’ Star Wars spoof employs the familiar scattergun approach, featuring gags old and new, something borrowed and something blue… The story is a chip off the old Lucas block, with Darth Vader translated into the pipsqueak Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), The Force into The Schwartz, and Luke Skywalker becomes the slobbish space bum Lone Starr (Bill Pullman), accompanied by his trusty dog Barf (John Candy). The director’s 2000-year-old man turns up, as well as a Druish princess (Zuniga) threatened with the return of her old nose. A flying Winnebago, a giant vacuum cleaner, and controls marked Light Speed and Ludicrous Speed get plenty of play, and there’s a protracted rib-nudge as Brooks lets us in on the mystery of filming before proceeding to advertise Spaceball merchandise.” – Time Out (London)
Screening as part of our Weekend Classics series on breaking the fourth wall, The Audience is Present.
- Country USA
- Year 1987
- Running Time 96 minutes
- Director Mel Brooks
- Writer Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham
- Editor Conrad Buff IV
- Cinematographer Nick McLean
- Cast Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Patten
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