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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Klytus, I'm bored.

What plaything

can you offer me today?

An obscure body in the SK system.

The inhabitants call it Earth.

How peaceful it looks.


Most effective, Your Majesty.

Will you destroy this Earth?

Later. I like to play with things...

before annihilation.



Green Mountain Airways 123

requesting instructions.

I hope Flash Gordon's had

a great vacation after last season.

- Any problem, fellas?

- Just turbulence. Nothing serious.

Nothing you'd want to toss

a third-down pass through either.

Would you like to autograph this

for my kid, Mr. Gordon?

- Call Boston approach.

- It may be smoother higher up.

Do us a favor and leave them alone.

They're busy driving the bus.

It's just a little turbulence.

- My name's Flash.

- I know.

I'm sorry if I seemed rude.

I'm just a little scared.

It's kind of nice.

A travel agent who's scared in planes.

I asked the Matre D' who you were.

- Talk to me. Get my mind off this.

- I couldn't believe you were alone.

- You're just saying that.

- No, I mean it.

- What were you doing there, alone?

- Trying to get my head together.

- By myself, you know?

- I sure do.

It's okay.

Honestly, it's nothing.

- Famous last words.

- I take flying lessons.

Sometimes air rises above clouds

and you get a...

What's the matter?

What's happening, Flash?

Dr. Zarkov! There's no sun.

It's 8:
24 in the morning.

- No sun?

- No.

Check the angular vector

of the moon.

There seems to be no reason

for these intergalactic upsets.

Only Dr. Hans Zarkov, formerly

of NASA, provided an explanation.

His ideas, however,

have been rejected as irrational.

According to NASA, today's

solar eclipse is no cause for alarm.

A team of scientists has been

in conference with the President.

What do you find?

The moon out of orbit?

By more than twelve degrees.

It must be a mistake.

That's no mistake.

It's an attack.

I've been right all these years.

Fragments of moon rock. Our moon

is subjected to some enormous force.

A kind of energy beam.

Time to go, Munson.

I've got the coordinates -

- the direction it's coming from.

This is what we've been waiting for.

We'll go up and counter-attack.

You're crazy.

I'm not going up in that.

- I can't handle the capsule alone.

- You'd better try.

- Get your toothbrush and whatever.

- Right, chief.


Why are you running away?

All the frequencies are dead.

- Get a look at the V.O.R.

- Holy cow!

John, ten o'clock!

I'll put this baby down right here.

What the hell?

- My God, where are the pilots?

- Help me pull her up.

Are we coming up?

I can't see.

Me neither. Look for landing lights.

- This isn't my scene. Look where?

- Hit the switches over there.

Did your flying lessons

get as far as landing?

I was afraid you'd ask that. No.

Hang on, here we go.


I swear, Munson, I'll shoot!

Get shot, go up,

what's the difference?

You'll give your life to save Earth.

- Haven't you any spirit at all?

- No!

- Dr. Zarkov, listen!

- You're back.

- Dale, you all right?

- I'm terrific.

Let's get out of here

before she blows.

Hold me for a second, then drop me,

I'll kiss the ground.

- You sure you're okay?

- Fine. But no more flying.

- Good morning! Are you injured?

- It seems not.

A miracle.

I expect you'd like to use my phone?

- I would.

- I'm sure the insurance...

- Please, don't mention it.

- What happened to the sun?

- Looks like an eclipse.

- There was nothing about it on TV.

The phone is right in there.

Sorry, Munson.

Missed your opportunity.

- Where's the telephone?

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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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