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.
When President Skroob (Mel Brooks) meets Charlene and Marlene (Denise and Dian Gallup, the Gallup twins), he orders them to chew their gum. Charlene and Marlene were actually one of the several twins featured in the doublemint chewing gum commercials.
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 Lone Starr's Winnebago is overtaken by Spaceball One, the plaid pattern trail of Spaceball One is moving in the view through the windshield. Then the camera switches to show Lone Starr and Barf and the plaid light pattern reflecting off the back of the cabin is static.
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