Moon 44 (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Moon 44 (1990)




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Movie Info

In the 21st century, an intergalactic mining corporation sends a group of prisoners to help defend a remote outpost from takeover by another, more ruthless company. This science fiction thriller, which centers on the battle for ownership that follows, was filmed in Germany.


Michael Paré
as Felix Stone
Lisa Eichhorn
as Terry Morgan
Brian Thompson
as Jake o'Neal
Leon Rippy
as Sergeant Sykes
Jochen Nickel
as Scotter Bailey
John March
as Moose Haggerty
Drew Lucas
as Riffle
Calvin Burke
as Captain Stojanowic
Andrew Howarth
as Guard Checkpoint
Andy Howarth
as Guard Checkpoint
William Begatte
as Pilot Taxi-Crane
Bernhard Bolden
as Pilot Taxi-Crane
Michael Antoniou
as Pilot Taxi-Crane
Bernhard Nickel
as 1st Sergeant
Ingo Eberle
as Security Guard
Christian Krumm
as Navigator
Mark Feindt
as Navigator
Friedrich Grub
as Navigator
Jason Seizer
as Navigator
Marcus Schmid
as Navigator
Andreas Gabriel
as Navigator
Rainer Fingerle
as Navigator
Andreas Cordes
as Navigator
Branko Alagic
as Navigator
Caban Chastas
as Navigator
Memis Batmaz
as Navigator
Patrick Engel
as Navigator
Valentin Kirsch
as Navigator
Jens Scherer
as Navigator
David Schwab
as Technician
Milton Jones
as Technician
Gustav Joo
as Technician
Hiram Krumm
as Technician
Marco Brunsch
as Technician
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Critic Reviews for Moon 44

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The plot unravels in unwieldy dollops, and, despite some adequate special effects (for the time), the whole thing is really a bit of a bore.

July 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film looks nice but unoriginal (blue light, dry ice, flashing instrument panels); the model work is okay but laboured; the acting is stunningly mediocre.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Over-plotted, cliché-ridden and highly derivative, this mining mess certainly benefits from Emmerich's talent for getting every dollar on screen, and both the effects and production values belie its origins.

July 15, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Boring sci-fi stuff.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for Moon 44


One of the most confusing, unappealing sci-fi films I've ever seen. In this early Roland Emmerich disaster, super-badass-chainsmoker 'Felix Stone' takes a quick twenty minute jaunt through the Blade Runner set (music and all) and then proceeds to a mining station in space where a group of ex-cons-turned pilots and a bunch of teenage boy navigators reenact scenes from 'Sleepers' and 'Top Gun' while they wait (apparently) for some sort of invasion from a rival mining corporation, in what amounts to THE ALAMO: IN SPACE! Emmerich's early script writing philosophy; the cut and paste method. If he likes, it goes in!... no matter how badly juxtaposed against the preceding or following scene! Lighthearted fun followed by a teenage boy's suicide? Intense action packed dogfight following a teenage boy's alluded shower rape? Sure! Fortunately Mr. Emmerich was able to sort out his vision for the perfect summer blockbuster by the time of Independence Day... Good for us.

Brett Warren
Brett Warren

Super Reviewer

Pointless low budget Sci-Fi with lifeless performances and a plot reminiscent of but simpler than a mid 1980s arcade game. It does have a certain oppressive atmosphere but little else.

The  Shrewlord
The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer

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