Battle Beyond the Stars

1980 - 104 minutes - Color - Mono - 1.85 : 1
US release date: November 13, 1980
New World Pictures
Budget: $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $1,700,000 (USA)

Plot

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries in outer space to defend his peaceful planet from the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. Among the mercenaries are Space Cowboy, a spacegoing truck driver from Earth; Gelt, a wealthy but experienced assassin; and Saint-Exmin, a Valkyrie warrior looking to prove herself in battle.

Cast

Shad - Richard Thomas
Gelt - Robert Vaughn
Sador - John Saxon
Cowboy - George Peppard
Nanelia - Darlanne Fluegel
Saint-Exmin - Sybil Danning
Dr. Hephaestus - Sam Jaffe
Zed - Jeff Corey
Cayman - Morgan Woodward
Lux - Marta Kristen
Nestor 1 - Earl Boen
Nestor 2 - John Gowens
Quopeg - Steve Davis
Kelvin 1 - Larry Meyers
Kelvin 2 - Lara Cody
Nell (voice) - Lynn Carlin
Mol - Julia Duffy
Fen - Eric Morris
Pok - Doug Carleson
Dab - Ron Ross
Gar - Terrence McNally
Min - Galen Thompson





Director

Director - Jimmy T. Murakami

Writing credits

Screenplay - John Sayles
Story - John Sayles
Story - Anne Dyer

Producer

Producer - Ed Carlin
Executive producer - Roger Corman
Associate producer - Mary Ann Fisher