Spaceballs Movie Poster
  • Released
  • June 4, 1987
  • PG, 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
  • 189 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Spaceballs is Mel Brooks' 1987 spoof of the Star Wars franchise. However, while the Star Wars movies are movies young kids can watch and enjoy, the bawdy humor and absurd innuendo and double entendre make this best for older kids. Characters have names like "Major A--hole" and "Prince Valium." Ethnic and racial jokes abound; Princess Vespa, for instance, from the planet Druidia, is a "Druish Princess," and when Dark Helmet orders his troops to "comb the beach," African-American troops are shown using a giant afro comb to run through the sand. When Lone Star and Dark Helmet fight with light sabers, they turn them on while holding their hands close to their respective crotches, causing Dark Helmet to exclaim, "Your Schwartz is as big as mine!" One of the characters emerges from under the blankets in a bed with two identical twin women. There's some pratfall and slapstick violence, and language: "f--k" is used once, and "s--t" and "a--hole" are frequently used.

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