Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Title: Battle Beyond the Stars
Genres: Sci-fi
Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami
Roger Corman [1]
Written by: John Sayles
Anne Dyer
Produced by: Ed Carlin; Roger Corman; Mary Ann Fisher
Music by: James Horner
Cinematography: Daniel Lacambre
Edited by: Allan Holzman; R.J. Kizer
Distributed by: New World Pictures
Orion Pictures
Released: September 8th, 1980
Rating: PG
Running time: 104 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $2,000,000 [2]
Gross: $1,700,000 (US) [3]

Battle Beyond the Stars is an independent American feature film of the science fiction and action genres. Chalk this one up as another low-budget cheezy fun-fest courtesy of the 1980s. The movie was directed by Jimmy T. Murakami and written by John Sayles with additional writing by Anne Dyer. It was produced by Roger Corman and his company New World Pictures and released through Orion Pictures. It premiered in New York City, New York on September 8th, 1980 and enjoyed limited theatrical release.

Battle Beyond the Stars stars The Walton actor Richard Thomas as the protagonist Shad with John Saxon as his antagonist foil, the warlord Sador. Other stars include Robert Vaughn as Gelt, George Peppard as a space cowboy, Darlanne Fluegel as Nanelia, Sam Jaffe as Doctor Hephaestus and Sybil Danning as the ever-buxom Saint Exmin.

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Actor Role
Richard Thomas Shad
Robert Vaughn Gelt
John Saxon Sador
George Peppard Cowboy
Darlanne Fluegel Nanelia
Sybil Danning Saint Exmin
Sam Jaffe Doctor Hephaestus
Morgan Woodward Cayman
Earl Boen Nestor (I)
John Gowans Nestor (II)
Steve Davis Quopeg
Lawrence Steven Meyers Kelvin (I)
Lara Cody Kelvin (II)
Lynn Carlin Nell
Jeff Corey Zed
Marta Kristen Lux
Julia Duffy Mol
Eric Morris Fen
Doug Carleson Pok
Ron Ross Dab
Terrence E. McNally Gar
Galen Thompson Min
Whitney Rydbeck Saunders
Tom Henschel Talking android
Nate Esformes Dako
Richard Davalos Yago
Lanny Broyles Tembo
Rob Reece Kalo
Ansley Carlin Wok
Daniel Carlin Pez
Dallas Clarke Askew
Brian Coventry Alien extra
Rick Davidson Alien extra
James Dunaway Stretcher bearer
Kerry Frank Alien extra
Kathy Griffin Alien extra
S.A. Griffin Lettress
Gary D. Robbins Alien extra
Kimberly Sommer Kintwarna
Dan Thompson Cush
Dan Vincent Alien extra

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  • Askew
  • Cayman
  • Cush
  • Dab
  • Dako
  • Fen
  • Gar
  • Gelt
  • Hephaestus
  • Kalo
  • Kelvin
  • Kintwarna
  • Lettress
  • Lux
  • Min
  • Mol
  • Nanella
  • Nell
  • Nestor (I)
  • Nestor (II)
  • Nestor (III)
  • Nestor (IV)
  • Nestor (V)
  • Pez
  • Pok
  • Quopeg
  • Sador
  • Saint Exmin
  • Saunders
  • Shad
  • Tembo
  • Wok
  • Yago
  • Zed


  • Akir
  • Hephaestus space station


  • Harmonica
  • Ray gun
  • Robot
  • Stellar converter



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Recommendations Edit

1980s Sci-fi films

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  1. Roger Corman is uncredited as a co-director on this film.
  2. IMDB; Battle Beyond the Stars (1980); Box office & Business
  3. Opening weekend tallies only. Limited theatrical run.

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