PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Steve Martin was the original choice for Colonel Sandurz.
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 Dark Helmet and Sandurz are watching the tape of Spaceballs (1987), the scrolling words shown at the beginning of the tape are in a different font and do not match what was actually shown at the beginning of the movie. On the tape, the letters are all capitals, but are upper and lower case at the start of the actual film.
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.
$6,600,000 (USA) (28 June 1987)