The Ice Pirates


The Ice Pirates Review

Yeah, that's Anjelica Huston in a campy sci-fi spoof, but that doesn't mean it ever takes itself seriously.

Robert Urich stars as a space pirate in the far future, when there's no more water in the galaxy, and pirates work the shipping lanes of open space to steal what ice there is left. Urich's Jason winds up in a plot involving a kidnapped princess, an evil empire, and a visit to "the seventh world," which includes time travel,

It's sci-fi camp, but the cheeseball special effects, low-budget sets, and iffy dialogue actually enhance the film to the point where it's kinda sorta fun. When the "space herpe" (a ripoff of the chest-burster from Alien) shows up on the ship, we know we're in for something, well, a little different.

Stupid, stupid, stupid... but amusing.

The Ice Pirates

Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th March 1984

Budget: $9M

Distributed by: MGM/UA Entertainment Company

Production compaines: JF Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 11%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 5.6 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Jason, as Princess Karina, Michael D. Roberts as Roscoe, as Maida, as Killjoy, as Zeno, as Supreme Commander, as Nanny, as Zorn, as Wendon, Alan Caillou as Count Paisley, Marcia Lewis as Frog Lady, Daryl Keith Roach as Fitzcairn / Prisoner, Robert Symonds as Lanky Nibs, Gary Brockette as Percy the Robot, Rockne Tarkington as Patch, as Hymie, Dolores Albin as Old Karina, Hank Worden as Elderly Jason