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Spaceballs (1987)

Director: Mel Brooks Run Time: 96 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1987

Starring: Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, John Candy, Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis

Country: United States
Language: English

The Film Center is hosting the OSU Department of Astronomy for a private presentation and discussion on the science concepts featured in Mel Brooks’s cult classic space opera parody Spaceballs (1987).

About the film:

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of “The Schwartz.” Can he master it in time to save the day?

About the filmmaker:

Mel Brooks is a celebrated American director, producer, writer, and actor who has earned all four major entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar — in a career spanning over seven decades. Known best for comedies and parodies, his feature films include The Producers (1967), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), History of the World, Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Among many accolades, Mel Brooks received The Kennedy Center Honors in 2009 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture.

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