Flash Gordon

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Flash Gordon (1980, US/UK/Netherlands) is a cult classic Science Fiction/Adventure film directed by Mike Hodges


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running time: 114 minutes
  • Production Co: Starling Films/Dino De Laurentiis Company
  • Distribution Co: Universal Studios (United States)/Thorn EMI (United Kingdom)
  • Directed by Mike Hodges
  • Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
  • Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., Story by Michael Allin
  • Starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Mariangela Melato, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde
  • Music by Queen, Howard Blake
  • Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
  • Edited by Malcolm Cooke

Plot Summary

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


  • He'll save every one of us!
  • Get ready to kick some Flash.
  • For years, he's been the last word in professional football. Now he's Earth's only chance for a future.
  • Pathetic earthlings... Who can save you now?
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