Spaceballs is a 1987 sci-fi parody movie directed by Mel Brooks, and written by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meeham, and Ronny Graham.
The evil Spaceballs have wasted all the precious air of Planet Spaceball. Dark Helmet's plan is to steal all the air from their next door neighbor, Planet Druidia, so they kidnap Princess Vespa to force her father, King Roland, to give them the combination to their air-shield. Roland calls Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog sidekick Barf who need money to pay off their debt to Pizza the Hutt, to save the princess.
- Mel Brooks as President Skroob and Yogurt
- John Candy as Barf
- Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet
- Bill Pullman as Lone Starr
- Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa
- Dick Van Patten as King Roland
- George Wyner as Evil Colonel Sandurz
- Michael Winslow as the Radar Technician
- Joan Rivers (voice) and Lorne Yarnell (body) as Dot Matrix
- Spaceballs was one of Mel Brooks' most expensive movies to make. It cost 22.7 million USD to make.
- Spaceballs was not the first Star Wars parody. It came after Hardware Wars.
- George Lucas allowed Brooks to make Spaceballs, as long as he didn't make any merchandising. He ended up actually liking the movie.
- The novelization was written by R.L. Stine.