Flash Gordon (film)

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Flash Gordon is a 1980 British-Dutch-American space opera film based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond.wikipedia
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Alex Raymond

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Flash Gordon is a 1980 British-Dutch-American space opera film based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond.
The strip was subsequently adapted into many other media, from three Universal movie serials in 1936, 1938, and 1940, ) to a 1970s television series and a 1980 feature film.

Sam J. Jones

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It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
He has arguably become best known for having played the title characters in the 1980 film Flash Gordon and in the short-lived TV series The Highwayman (1987–1988).

Brian Blessed

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It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-Cars, I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.

Melody Anderson

It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
She is a retired actress, whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon.

Chaim Topol

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It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
Topol went on to appear in more than 30 films in Israel and the United States, including Galileo (1975), Flash Gordon (1980) and For Your Eyes Only (1981).

Mike Hodges

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Directed by Mike Hodges and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was shot in Technicolor and Todd-AO-35.
His films as writer/director include Get Carter, Pulp, The Terminal Man and Black Rainbow; as director, his films include Flash Gordon, Croupier and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.

Dino De Laurentiis

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Directed by Mike Hodges and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was shot in Technicolor and Todd-AO-35.
De Laurentiis' name became well known through the 1976 King Kong remake, which was a commercial hit; Lipstick (1976), a rape and revenge drama; Orca (1977), a killer whale film; The White Buffalo (1977), a western; the disaster movie Hurricane (1979); the remake of Flash Gordon (1980); David Lynch's Dune (1984); and King Kong Lives (1986).

Ornella Muti

It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
She has primarily worked in Italian films but she made her English-speaking film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980.

Max von Sydow

It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he appeared in Flash Gordon (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Strange Brew (1983), David Lynch's Dune (1984), and Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

Flash Gordon

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Flash Gordon is a 1980 British-Dutch-American space opera film based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond.
Hodges' 1980 Flash Gordon film stars former Playgirl-centerfold Sam J. Jones in the title role.

Timothy Dalton

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It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti.
During this time, he played Prince Barin in the science fiction film Flash Gordon (1980) and played Mr. Rochester in a BBC serial of Jane Eyre (1983).

Queen (band)

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The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by the rock band Queen, with the orchestral sections by Howard Blake.
In 1980, Queen also released the soundtrack they had recorded for Flash Gordon.

Ming the Merciless

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In the 1980 theatrical film, Ming (Max von Sydow), complaining of boredom, discovers Earth and unleashes various attacks on the planet.

Robbie Coltrane

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Coltrane moved into roles in films such as Flash Gordon (1980), Death Watch (1980), Balham, Gateway to the South (1981), Scrubbers (1983), Krull (1983), The Supergrass (1985), Defence of the Realm (1985), Absolute Beginners (1986), Mona Lisa (1986) and appeared as "Annabelle" in The Fruit Machine (1988).

John Morton (actor)

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Morton appeared in A Bridge Too Far (1977), in the 1980 hit sequel film Superman II as an astronaut named Nate, and also that year he appeared in Flash Gordon.

William Hootkins

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He portrayed Fatty Arbuckle in Ken Russell's infamous 1977 flop Valentino, and played Hans Zarkov's assistant in the 1980 Flash Gordon.

Howard Blake

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The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by the rock band Queen, with the orchestral sections by Howard Blake.
In 1980, Blake was commissioned to write an orchestral music score for Flash Gordon, in collaboration with Queen.

Deep Roy

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He has performed many other roles in movies and on television, including The X-Files, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz (as the Tin Woodman), Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal as a puppeteer extra, The NeverEnding Story as Teeny Weeny, the rider of the "racing snail", Alien from L.A., Howling VI: The Freaks as Mr Toones and Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool.

Mariangela Melato

After attaining international success, Melato starred in several American productions, playing one of her most famous parts as the villainess General Kala in Flash Gordon (1980), and co-starring with Ryan O'Neal in the comedy So Fine (1981).

Richard O'Brien

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O'Brien became a serial bit-part film actor and has appeared in Jubilee (1977), Flash Gordon (1980), Dark City (1998), Ever After (1998) and Dungeons & Dragons (2000), among others.

Leon Greene

His films include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967), The Devil Rides Out (1968), The Squeeze (1977), Flash Gordon (1980), and several Carry On comedies.

Philip Stone

Other film roles included parts in Thunderball, Where Eagles Dare, Quest for Love, Flash Gordon and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Prince Vultan

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He was portrayed by Brian Blessed in the cult 1980 film Flash Gordon.

Hans Zarkov

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The assistant is kidnapped much like he attempted to do to Munson in the 1980 Flash Gordon film.