Flash Gordon

United States (1980), 🕒 111 min

In the land of epically awesome movies, this is definitely one of the most epic and awesome + Freddie Mercury with Queen created the soundtrack. If you are kid or not sober this should be perfect movie for you.

  • Koalometer 68% 68%
  • Flash looks like a Nazi  100% 100%

Did you know

Max von Sydow’s Ming costume weighed over 70 pounds. He could only stand in it for a few minutes at a time. Flash’s t-shirt was a gift from an anonymous female fan. Flash wore it a lot, hoping he would eventually meet the woman.

Did you know

Dino De Laurentiis originally hoped that Federico Fellini would direct this film. The director had contributed to the original Flash strip cartoon during World War II. Dino De Laurentiis considered hiring Sergio Leone to direct the film. Leone refused because he believed the script was not faithful to the original comic strips.

Did you know

Director Mike Hodges, referring to the production problems that plagued the film, once called it “the only improvised $27 million movie ever made.”

PLOT

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

CAST

Mike Hodges

Director

Sam J. Jones

Flash Gordon

Melody Anderson

Dale Arden

Max von Sydow

The Emperor Ming

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LET'S PLAY A GAME, take a shot or smoke a joint (or BOTH) whenever:

– Someone dies
– Prince Vultan yells or laughs
– The movie’s setting moves to another world
– Queen’s Flash Gordon theme bass line starts playing
– you see lasers
– you see video screen
– you see an explosion
– you see swirling smoke clouds

*someone says:
– “Dale”
– “Flash”
– “Zarkov”
– “Ming” or “Mongo”

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