PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
John Hurt and Dom DeLuise who provided cameo appearances also appeared in theatrical animated feature films directed/made by Don Bluth, DeLuise appeared in The Secret of NIMH (1982) as Jeremy the Crow, the An American Tail films as Tiger the Cat, the All Dogs go to Heaven films as Itchy Itchiford the Dachshund, and A Troll in Central Park (1994) as Stanley, whilst Hurt appeared in Thumbelina (1994) as the Mole.
Colonel Sandurz: What is it, Sergeant Ricco?
Radio Operator: You told me to let you know the moment Planet Druidia was in sight, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: So?
Radio Operator: Planet Druidia's in sight, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: You're really a Spaceball. You know that, don't you?
Radio Operator: Thanks, sir.
When Princess Vespa is threatened with plastic surgery, the nurse zips up her shirt, but in the subsequent shot, her shirt is still unzipped.
In the style of the "Star Wars" movies, there are no opening credits, only the title followed by a crawl.
UK version was edited to remove the f-word, uttered when the ships self-destruct cancellation button wouldn't work. In 2000 the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and rated 12 in its uncut form.
$6,613,837 28 June 1987