Plot:¬†Prepare to save the universe with the King of the Impossible! Alex Raymond’s famous comic strip blasts to life in the timeless sci-fi cult adventure Flash Gordon! When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where – with assistance from beautiful Dale Arden – he’ll take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind.

Rating: PG

Directed By: Mike Hodges

Written By: Lorenzo Semple Jr., Michael Allin (Adaptation) and Alex Raymond

Production: Starling Films, Dino De Laurentiis Company

In Theaters: December 05, 1980

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 51 mins.



Flash Gordon – Sam J. Jones
Dale Arden – Melody Anderson
The Emperor Ming / Ming’s Floating Servant – Max Von Sydow
Dr. Hans Zarkov – Topol
Princess Aura – Ornella Muti
Prince Barin – Timothy Dalton
Prince Vultan – Brian Blessed
Klytus – Peter Wyngarde

Kala – Mariangela Melato
Arborian Priest – John Osborne
Fico – Richard O’Brien
Luro – John Hallam
Zogi, the High Priest – Philip Stone
Munson – William Hootkins
Hedonia – Bobbie Brown
Biro – Ted Carroll
Vultan’s Daughter – Adrienne Kronenberg