PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Oliver Robins, whose puppy is shot with blanks as the film opens, should be familiar to huge fans of the horror classic Poltergeist (1982) - he played the son whose creepy-looking clown toy tried to strangle him in that film.
Listen good. That thing is bound to come apart on you at that speed, and that's no good! It's got to be in one piece when you land on the moon! You know damn well that that warp drive has never been tested!
Steve McCroskey: You're putting yourself and everybody else...
When Ted lands on the ground outside the mental institution, it ripples under his feet, showing that it is solid pieces of fake grass.
Gaffer (What's a Gaffer?) ... Larry Gilhooly
In the original theatrical release and in video release, two business men are seen discussing plans. One man says what should be done, the other says "will do". At the end of the scene they kiss goodbye. This is not in the TV version.
$5,329,208 12 December 1982