Flash Gordon

Synopsis: Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.
Director(s): Mike Hodges
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
PG
Year:
1980
111 min
199 Views


- I'm sure that's Dr. Zarkov.

He's a crazy scientist I saw on TV.

He kept talking about an attack.

They kicked him out of NASA...

- Dr. Zarkov.

- Enough!

- Are you crazy?

- Unfortunately not.

The attack has begun. We have eleven

days before the moon crashes down.

- I need aid in taking off.

- Taking off where?

Up there. I need one person

to keep a foot on that red pedal -

- During blast-off.

You're the lighter. Sit down.

You may leave. Tell the world

what Hans Zarkov has done.

I guess I'll be running along now.

You lunatic!

Flash, the doors!

Sit down! Keep a foot on the pedal,

or the G-forces will kill us all.

My God, we're moving.

For God's sake,

strap yourselves down! Quick!

The red pedal!

Friendship.

Built this to send in friendship...

The end, now...

Unless we three can...

Unless we can...

Strange object

in the imperial vortex.

What distance?

Parallel to star field Zygma 12,

approaching.

- Test object for life waves.

- Positive, form unknown.

Approximate Mong Scale 3.

Object entering our control range,

approaching the Sea of Fire.

Bring it through safely. Land it.

Wake up, Dale. We're okay.

It's me, Flash. Remember?

We're on the ground.

- Back home?

- I don't think so.

Hello. We're from Earth. Friends.

Whoever they are,

it's clear they are highly developed.

- I'm sure we can reason with them.

- Want to bet on it?

- My God!

- Is this a Civic Reception?

- More like a police state.

- That could be our good luck.

It means we'll find allies everywhere.

They're just waiting for someone

to lead them in revolt.

- Are you looking at me, Zarkov?

- Please. I just want to get home.

Guards, halt.

Prisoners, follow me.

Halt, Lizard Man!

Escape is impossible. Surrender.

Prisoners, march below me

to Emperor Ming.

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Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Lorenzo Elliott Semple Jr. (born Lorenzo Elliott Semple III; March 27, 1923 – March 28, 2014) was an American screenwriter and sometime playwright, best known for his work on the campy television series Batman and the political/paranoia movie thrillers The Parallax View (1974) and Three Days of the Condor (1975). more…

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