Flash Gordon

1980 - 111 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.20 : 1
US release date: December 05, 1980
Starling Films, Dino De Laurentiis Company
Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $3,934,030 (USA) (823 Screens)


Prepare to save the universe with the King of the Impossible! Alex Raymond's famous comic strip blasts to life in the timeless sci-fi cult adventure Flash Gordon! When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where - with assistance from beautiful Dale Arden - he'll take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind.


Flash Gordon - Sam J. Jones
Dale Arden - Melody Anderson
The Emperor Ming / Ming's Floating Servant - Max Von Sydow
Dr. Hans Zarkov - Topol
Princess Aura - Ornella Muti
Prince Barin - Timothy Dalton
Prince Vultan - Brian Blessed
Klytus - Peter Wyngarde
Kala - Mariangela Melato
Arborian Priest - John Osborne
Fico - Richard O'Brien
Luro - John Hallam
Zogi, the High Priest - Philip Stone
Munson - William Hootkins
Hedonia - Bobbie Brown
Biro - Ted Carroll
Vultan's Daughter - Adrienne Kronenberg



Director - Mike Hodges

Writing credits

Screenplay - Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Writer - Michael Allin (Adaptation)
Characters - Alex Raymond


Producer - Dino De Laurentiis
Executive producer - Bernard Williams