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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
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09.15.09

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) A space probe appears over 23rd century earth, emanating strange sounds towards the planet, and apparently waiting for something. As time goes on, the probe starts to cause major storms on earth and threaten its destruction. James T. Kirk and crew are called upon once again to save mankind. They discover the strange sound is actually the call of the humpback whale - which has been hunted to extinction. They have only one choice - to attempt to time travel back into the 20th century, locate a whale, and bring it back to 23rd century earth to reply to the probe.

Movie Tagline:
Beaming down to Earth December 12 1986

Title: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Release Date: November 26, 1986
Runtime: 119 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Finnish
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby SR
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
Leonard Nimoy

Cast:
William Shatner ...Admiral / Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ...Captain Spock
DeForest Kelley ...Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy
James Doohan ...Commander Montgomery Scotty Scott
George Takei ...Commander Hikaru Sulu
Walter Koenig ...Commander Pavel Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ...Cmdr. Uhura
Jane Wyatt ...Amanda
Catherine Hicks ...Dr. Gillian Taylor
Mark Lenard ...Ambassador Sarek
Robin Curtis ...Lieutenant Saavik
Robert Ellenstein ...Federation Council President
John Schuck ...Klingon Ambassador
Brock Peters ...Admiral Cartwright
Michael Snyder ...Starfleet communications officer
Michael Berryman ...Starfleet display officer
Mike Brislane ...Saratoga science officer
Grace Lee Whitney ...Commander Janice Rand
Jane Wiedlin ...Alien Communications Officer Trillya
Vijay Amritraj ...Starship captain
Majel Barrett ...Dr. Christine Chapel
Nick Ramus ...Saratoga helmsman
Thaddeus Golas ...Controller #1
Marty Pistone ...Controller #2
Scott DeVenney ...Bob Briggs
Viola Kates Stimpson ...Lady in tour (as Viola Stimpson)
Phil Rubenstein ...Garbageman #1
John Miranda ...Garbageman #2
Joe Knowland ...Antique-store owner
Bob Sarlatte ...Waiter

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Harve Bennett
Brooke Breton
Kirk R. Thatcher
Ralph Winter

Writer(s):
Gene Roddenberry
Steve Meerson
Peter Krikes
Harve Bennett
Nicholas Meyer
Leonard Nimoy
Harve Bennett

Composer(s):
Leonard Rosenman




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"I Hate You"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Beaming down to Earth December 12 1986
  • They travelled back where 23rd century man had never gone before. To a mad, crazy, outrageous time. 1986.
  • How on Earth can they save the future?
  • The key to saving the future, can be found only in the past.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [McCoy trying to discuss what death was like with Spock] McCoy: C'mon Spock, it's me, McCoy. You really have gone where no man's gone before. Can't you tell me what it felt like?
  • Spock: [in response to Kirk pawning his antique spectacles from Wrath of Khan] Excuse me, Admiral. But weren't those a birthday gift from Dr. McCoy? Kirk: And they will be again, that's the beauty of it. [to Antique Store Owner] Kirk: How much? Antique Store Owner: Well, they'd be worth more if the lenses were intact. I'll give you one hundred dollars for them. Kirk: ...Is that a lot?
  • [Kirk and Spock enter a bus headed for the aquarium... only to exit the bus about 2 seconds later] Spock: [to Kirk] What does it mean, "exact change"?
  • Punk on bus: [plays loud music on a bus] Kirk: Excuse me. Punk on bus: [doesn't listen] Kirk: Excuse me. Would you mind stopping that noise? Punk on bus: [turns it up louder] Kirk: [louder and firmer] Excuse me! Would you mind stopping that damn noise? Punk on bus: [flips him off] Kirk: [looks at Spock] Spock: [gives the punk the Vulcan Neck-Pinch, much to the delighted applause of the gratefull bus passengers]
  • Spock: Admiral, may I ask you a question? Kirk: Spock, don't call me Admiral. You used to call me Jim. Don't you remember, "Jim"? Spock: ... Kirk: [gives up] What's your question?
Movie Trivia:
  • The device Dr. McCoy uses to heal Chekov's head injury is part of a model kit of an AMT movie version Klingon Battlecruiser.
  • The punk on the bus is played by associate producer Kirk R. Thatcher. He also wrote the song that is playing on the boom box during his scene.
  • Some shots of the whales were in fact four foot long animatronics models. Four models were created, and were so realistic that after release of the film, US fishing authorities publicly criticized the film makers for getting too close to whales in the wild. The scenes involving these whales were shot in a pool underneath a Paramount parking lot. The shot of the whales swimming past the Golden Gate Bridge were filmed on location, and nearly ended in disaster when a cable got snagged on a nuclear submarine and the whales were towed out to sea.
  • The film was originally supposed to have Eddie Murphy instead of Catherine Hicks. Murphy was supposed to have played a professor concerned with UFO's who spots the de-cloaking Klingon ship at the Super Bowl. Apparently, all others are convinced the ship is a half-time special effect while Murphy believes it is real. Paramount declined this script for two reasons: Paramount didn't want to combine their two most profitable franchises ("Star Trek" (1966) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984)), and Murphy had signed on to do The Golden Child (1986) instead.
  • According to George Takei, when McCoy, Scotty and Sulu are standing in front of the building with Yellow Pages advertisement, a door opens and an Asian woman appears. The scene in the movie ends at this point but originally this woman was to begin shouting for a young boy named Hikaru, who would run into Sulu. Sulu would realize that this boy was his great-great-(etc.) grandfather. The young boy hired for this scene began to cry on the set before the shot and they were unable to get him to do the scene. With no one to replace him, the scene was never shot.
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Keywords:
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