Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 5th December 1980

Box Office Worldwide: $27.1M

Budget: $35M

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Studio Canal


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 30 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon, as Dale Arden, as Kaiser Ming, Chaim Topol as Dr. Hans Zarkov, as Princess Aura, as Prince Barin, as Fico, as Prince Vultan, William Hootkins as Munson, as Klytus, as Kala, as Arborian Priest, as Luro, as Zogi, the High Priest, Suzanne Danielle as Serving Girl

Flash Gordon Review

In the grand heirarchy of high camp, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the top. Flash Gordon is directly beneath it. In many ways, Flash is both as good and as bad as moviemaking gets. The battle between Jones and Dalton on the deadly, spike-ridden, tilting platform hovering over a 50-mile drop is as tense as fight scenes get. The football-inspired fight in Ming's throne room is otherwise. A must-see on DVD for purists and superhero freaks. He will save every one of us!