Moon 44

  • 1991
  • Movie
  • R
  • Adventure, Science Fiction

The $15 million interstellar thriller MOON 44 bears the dubious honor of being one of the most lavish films ever to forfeit theatrical release and go straight to home video's B-movie ghetto. It's set in the year 2038, when Earth's resources are depleted and "multinational corporations have taken control of the universe." Perpetual warfare rages between...read more

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The $15 million interstellar thriller MOON 44 bears the dubious honor of being one of the most lavish films ever to forfeit theatrical release and go straight to home video's B-movie ghetto. It's set in the year 2038, when Earth's resources are depleted and "multinational corporations

have taken control of the universe." Perpetual warfare rages between the cosmic capitalists, with the Galactic Mining company having lost planet after planet to its rival, Pyrite, whose ruthless robot warships take no prisoners. Galactic's chairman appoints internal security agent Felix Stone

(Michael Pare) to go undercover as a jetcopter fighter pilot at the company's only remaining installation on Moon 44. Stone must masquerade as a hardened convict, since only desperate prisoners are willing to take this hazardous job. Almost as an afterthought it's revealed that station commander

Major Lee (Malcolm McDowell) and his subordinate Sergeant Sykes (Leon Rippy) are traitors on the Pyrite payroll. They scheme to hijack a hundred resource-laden shuttlecraft and sabotage Moon 44's defenses in time for an upcoming robot assault. It's eye-filling, to say the least, but there's not

much tension or sense of danger. Nor is there much worth fighting for; the fact that Galactic Mining is every bit as immoral as its deadly rival is addressed, but too little and too late to make an effective point.

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  • Released: 1991
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The $15 million interstellar thriller MOON 44 bears the dubious honor of being one of the most lavish films ever to forfeit theatrical release and go straight to home video's B-movie ghetto. It's set in the year 2038, when Earth's resources are depleted an… (more)

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