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Dark Star (1974) Movie Information

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Comedy, Sci-Fi





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John Carpenter


Brian Narelle
Cal Kuniholm
Dre Pahich
Dan O'Bannon





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A group of four astronauts are tasked with removing unstable planets to make way for future colonization, but as they near their goal aliens, computer malfunctions and a too smart bomb put their mission in jeopardy. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 09/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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No one can hear your laugh in space

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Snoogans 07/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A dirt cheap sci-fi film from the 70's. For being considered a comedy, there's almost no jokes here. In fact, there's not much of anything going on. This is a short subject movie that's been padded with many dull and uninteresting scenes to stretch it to feature length. You could say that it is technically competent considering it's microscopic budget, but it has no story to offer. Ironically, the writers and director would go on to make many genre classics (some of my all time favorites). I recommend skipping this one out of sheer boredom.

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Yojimbo 05/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Cheap and rather slapdash debut by John Carpenter. It reeks of post modern humour in the vein of Douglas Adams and there are some very funny moments, but it's also dull and amateurish for extended periods.

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Great first effort for John Carpenter. Also features hilarious performance from Alien screenplay writer Dan O'bannon. A classic commentary on the human condition. 
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