Spaceballs is a 1987 American satirical comic science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner and the voice of Joan Rivers. In addition to Brooks in a supporting role, the film also features Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise and Rudy De Luca in cameo appearances.
Planet Spaceball, led by the incompetent President Skroob, has squandered all of its fresh air. Skroob schemes to force King Roland of the neighboring planet Druidia to give them the code to the shield that protects Druidia, allowing them to steal all their air, by kidnapping his daughter Princess Vespa on the day of her arranged marriage to the narcoleptic Prince Valium. Skroob sends the villainous Dark Helmet to complete this task with Spaceball One, an impossibly huge ship helmed by Colonel Sandurz. Before they can arrive, Vespa abandons her wedding and flees the planet in her Mercedes spaceship with her droid of honor, Dot Matrix.
|author||Mel Brooks Ronny Graham Thomas Meehan|
|contentLocation||Druidia Spaceball City Spaceball One Vega|
|editor||Conrad Buff IV|
|genre||adventure comedy science fiction|
|keywords||alien arranged marriage capture colonel sanders colonel sandurz colossal robot dark helmet darth vader diazepam dot matrix druid escape pod force fourth wall kidnap lightsaber lunch break married mecha mercedes mercedes-benz merchandise metaphysical power metaphysics narcolepsy narcoleptic nose job pizza hut pizza the hutt planet of the apes rhinoplasty roland statue of liberty that film to the moon vacuum cleaner valium vespa vhs wed winnebago winnebago industries yogurt|
|musicBy||John Morris Mel Brooks|
|publisher||MGM/UA Communications Co.|
|recordedAt||Arizona California Neuschwanstein Castle|
|theme||buddy comic science fiction extraterrestrial life parody satirical|