Spaceballs

1987 PG 1h 36m Blu-ray / DVD

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Spaceballs

1987 PG 1h 36m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this spoof of the Star Wars trilogy, nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air. Space bum Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue, with help from Yogurt and the power of "The Schwartz."
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
  • Mel Brooks
  • John Candy
  • Rick Moranis
  • Bill Pullman
  • Daphne Zuniga
  • Dick Van Patten
  • George Wyner
  • Michael Winslow
  • Joan Rivers
  • John Hurt
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Reviews

age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this spoofy comedy is up to its Dark Helmet in off-color jokes, sexual innuendo, and potty humor. When you're not giggling, you might cringe at the kind of humor it inspires in your tweens ... but, then again, they've probably seen a lot iffier stuff than this.

Sexual Content

Not too much is shown, but there's plenty of innuendo. Lots of groin-related jokes, the most explicit when Dark Helmet and Lone Starr activate their Schwartzes while cupping privates. President Skroob is shown in bed with a pair of twins. Much is made of preserving Princess Vespa's virginity.

Violence

Some cartoonish combat/violence. Princess Vespa shoots a group of enemy soldiers with a ray gun. Dark Helmet uses "The Schwartz" to inflict pain on a man's genitalia; he and Lone Starr have a battle with their respective Schwartzes.

Language

A fair bit of strong language, with "s--t" being the most frequent. "F--k" is uttered once by Dark Helmet.

Social Behavior

The movie is always irreverent and often crude, but the core story has the good guys triumphing, love conquering all, and friendship persevering.

Consumerism

The movie mocks excessive movie commercialism. Lone Starr pilots a Winnebago, and Princess Vespa's ship is a Mercedes.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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