Moon 44

Moon 44

BR Deutschland 1988-1990, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Although, the science fiction film "Moon 44" is the last film director Roland Emmerich finished in Germany, he already had an eye toward the international market as the film was made completely in English, financed mainly by US money, and starred English speaking leading actors like Michael Paré, Brian Thompson, and Malcolm McDowell.
The story blends elements of the prison film with those of air force films and puts them in space on the resource moon 44 of ′Galactic Mining Corp.′, a futuristic conglomerate that is in a war for galactic resources with a rival company. Stone (played by Paré), an undercover investigator, is sent to investigate the disappearance of excavation robots and is channeled in with a group of prisoners that were press-ganged to defend moon 44. On site, tensions develop that lead to the death of two men but in the heroic-forlorn final battle against the drones of a faceless enemy the group teams up – and on top of that, Stone discloses the traitor who comes from their own ranks.

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Credits

Director:Roland Emmerich
Screenplay:P. J. Mitchell, Dean Heyde, Oliver Eberle, Roland Emmerich
Director of photography:Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editing:Tomy Wigand
Music:Joel Goldsmith
  
Cast: 
Michael ParéFelix Stone
Lisa EichhornTerry Morgan
Dean DevlinTyler
Brian ThompsonJake O`Neal
Malcolm McDowellMajor Lee
Stephen GeoffreysCookie
Leon RippyMaster Sergeant Sykes
Jochen NickelScooter Bailey
Mehmet YilmazMarc
John MarchMoose Haggerty
Drew LucasRiffle
David WilliamsonLt. Gallagher
Calvin E. BurkeCapt. Stojanowic
Andy HowarthGuard Checkpoint
  
Production company:Centropolis Filmproduktion (Sindelfingen)
Producer:Dean Heyde, Roland Emmerich

All Credits

Director:Roland Emmerich
Assistant director:Uli Möller
Screenplay:P. J. Mitchell, Dean Heyde, Oliver Eberle, Roland Emmerich
Story:Roland Emmerich
Director of photography:Karl Walter Lindenlaub
2nd Camera unit:Thomas Ch. Weber
Optical effects:Theodor Nischwitz, Volker Engel
Production design:Oliver Scholl
Set design:Sven Hass (Set Decorator)
Make-up artist:Delia Mündelein, Suleika Ulmen
Costume design:Ha Nguyen, Robin Schannewitzki
Editing:Tomy Wigand
Sound design:Hubert Bartholomae
Sound:Jens Hasler
Casting:Joe Reich
Music:Joel Goldsmith
  
Cast: 
Michael ParéFelix Stone
Lisa EichhornTerry Morgan
Dean DevlinTyler
Brian ThompsonJake O`Neal
Malcolm McDowellMajor Lee
Stephen GeoffreysCookie
Leon RippyMaster Sergeant Sykes
Jochen NickelScooter Bailey
Mehmet YilmazMarc
John MarchMoose Haggerty
Drew LucasRiffle
David WilliamsonLt. Gallagher
Calvin E. BurkeCapt. Stojanowic
Andy HowarthGuard Checkpoint
  
Production company:Centropolis Filmproduktion (Sindelfingen)
Producer:Dean Heyde, Roland Emmerich
Executive producer:Michael Scordino
Line producer:Carsten Lorenz
Associate producer:Ute Emmerich
Original distributor:Kinowelt Home Entertainment GmbH (München)
Length:2698 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.12.1989, 63148, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.1990

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Moon 44
Arbeitstitel Wings

Versions

Original

Length:2698 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.12.1989, 63148, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.1990