The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water.




  • Robert Urich and Michael D. Roberts in The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Jeremy West in The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Robert Urich and Mary Crosby in The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Mary Crosby in The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Robert Urich and Michael D. Roberts in The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • The Ice Pirates (1984)

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24 January 2004 | wilhunteye
| A Campy Gem
I found a very used copy at a yard sale and boy does it bring back memories. It is funny, romantic, provocative, even sexy. Comedy is hard and the actors in this film make it look easy, and when your willing to put up with a worn out tape; that's when you know it's good. Someday I hope to see it on DVD.

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As the slave cages are being unloaded on Mithra, the car and hovercraft from Logan's Run (1977) are visible in the background. Both resurface later as the pimp's and Zorn's vehicles.


Jason: I don't mean anything by this but is there any particularly reason that he is black.
Roscoe: Sure, I wanted him to be perfect.


When the prisoner cage is being hauled along the hangar, it's broad daylight, as is obvious in the matte shot with the outside view and in various windows and openings in the background. Wenn the cage is set down however, it's suddenly dark outside the hangar door.

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut for a PG rating by 2 minutes 11 seconds:

  • [Reel 2] During discussion in prison on space ship and in cage after landing remove references to men being castrated.
  • When heroes are on conveyor belt remove threats of castration and repeated sight of snapping jaws.
  • [Reel 3] After alien creature bites heroes, remove reference to it as "Space Herpe" when Jason reads cargo manifest.
  • Remove sight of man's head falling off after woman slices sword across man's neck in fight in bar.
  • [Reel 4] Remove reference to Space Herpe after it emerges from hunk of meat.
  • After talking head delivers up ring on tongue, remove it asking, "Want to make a deposit?"
  • [Reel 5] Establish only lovemaking between Jason and Princess after they go to the passion chamber with back projection, removing all sex double entendres in their dialogue and implication of oral sex.
The video was uncut and rated 15.


Plot Summary

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Action | Adventure | Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,358,022 18 March 1984

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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