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1987 Science Fiction Comedy movie written, starring and directed by Mel Brooks.

Table of contents
1 Cast
2 Plot



Planet Spaceballs has foolishly wasted all of their air, and is desperate to find more. President Skroob and his top military leader, Dark Helmet, devise a plan to kidnap Princess Vespa and extort Planet Druidia into giving Spaceballs all of their air.

Meanwhile, King Roland hires mercenaries Captain Lonestar and Barf, who are desperate for money, to get Princess Vespa back to Druidia, so that she can marry Prince Valium.

The plot is kept very simple so that the maximum number of jokes possible can be packed in. The majority of the scenes and characters are parodies of Star Wars, although some other science fiction movies and others in general are parodied as well. The most notable are The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, Rambo, and Alien.


Col. Sandurz: Prepare the ship for light speed.
Dark Helmet: No. No. No. Light speed is too slow. (pause) We're going to have to go right to...LUDICROUS speed.

Dark Helmet: So, Lone Starr, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

Dark Helmet: Slotkin...we're done with you. Go back to the golf course and work on your putts.

Dark Helmet: So the combination is one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

Dark Helmet: Raspberry. There's only one man who would dare give me the raspberry: Lone Star!

Dark Helmet: Out of order?! FUCK! Even in the future, nothing works!

Dark Helmet: Keep firing, Assholes!