Spaceballs poster

May the farce be with you!

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.

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  • 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.
  • The tagline on the poster says, "May the Farce be with you." Never once is this line said in the actual movie, though it may be a slight paraphrase of, "May the Schwartz be with you", which is a line said by Yogurt.

Videos Edit

File:Spaceballs (1987) - Home Video Trailer