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459 Ratings

Flash Gordon

Directed by Mike Hodges
United Kingdom, United States, 1980
Fantasy, Sci-Fi


A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

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Flash Gordon Directed by Mike Hodges

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1981 | 3 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Hugo Awards

1981 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

The acting is all over the place in Flash Gordon, but that, truly, seems perfectly appropriate given the atmosphere these characters find themselves in, and delivering some of the arch, some of the serious, some of the very sexual Semple, Jr. words (of course he was famous for the “Batman” series, Three Days of the Condor, the 1976 King Kong, but watch the strange mix of sex and pitch black humor in one of his greatest scripts, Pretty Poison).
June 19, 2017
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