Number of Times Seen – Between 10-20 times (Theater in ’86, cable and 10 Mar 2015)
Brief Synopsis – When a team of kids studying in Space camp accidently get launched into space, they need to use everything they learned in camp in order to get back home safely.
My Take on it – Obviously, the plot here is a bit thin, but it’s a fun movie to watch regardless.
As a kid, I loved everything about space exploration and travel and this movie helped me see more about the possibilities than I would have dreamed.
I use to watch this movie over and over on cable
The cast is actually great when looking back now; Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Leaf Pheonix (now know as Joaquin), Larry B. Scott and Tate Donovan are the ‘kids’ while Kate Capshaw and Tom Skerrit are their astronaut teachers.
Not a movie that could win multiple awards, but it’s still fun to watch regardless.
Bottom Line – Fun movie that reminds me of my childhood love for space exploration. Great cast despite the plot being far fetched. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – What was supposed to be a somewhat light hearted action/adventure movie turned into a marketing nightmare. SpaceCamp was scheduled to be released in early 1986 but on 28 January the real-life shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff, claiming the lives of seven American astronauts. After the Challenger disaster, the release was pushed back months. When it was finally sent to theaters, it grossed less than $10 million in the U.S. Eerily, the malfunction simulated in the film involved the solid rocket booster and was similar to the actual cause of the Challenger accident. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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