Spaceballs is a science fiction parody film, primarily spoofing the popular Star Wars movies.
As luck would have it with the Spaceballs, the Planet Druidia daughter of King Roland (Princess Vespa) flees her wedding with Prince Valium and is captured by the evil Spaceballs. Meanwhile, rogue pilot Lone Starr, with his sidekick Barf, owe gangster Pizza the Hutt a large amount of money, which they negotiate a deal with King Roland to rescue Princess Vespa from the Spaceballs. All sorts of mishaps result afterwards once Lone Starr runs out of fuel and gets chased by the Spaceballs and head villain Dark Helmet.
- Mel Brooks -- President Skroob/Yogurt
- John Candy -- Barf
- Rick Moranis -- Dark Helmet
- Bill Pullman -- Lone Starr
- Daphne Zuniga -- Princess Vespa
- Dick Van Patten -- King Roland
- George Wyner -- Colonel Sandurz
- Joan Rivers -- Dot Matrix (voice)
- Lorene Yarnell -- Dot Matrix
- Robert Wagner -- Robert Wagner
Spaceballs is a parody of sci-fi, focusing primarily on the popular Star Wars movies, but also took ideas from...
- Dark Helmet is based after Darth Vader.
- Lone Starr is based after Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
- Princess Vespa is based after Princess Leia.
- Dot Matrix is based after the dot matrix printer and C-3PO.
- Barf is based after Chewie.
- Spaceball One is based after the Death Star.
- The Moon of Vega is based after Tatooine.
- The Dinks are based on the Jawas.
- Yogurt is based after Yoda.
- Colonel Sandurz is based after Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.
- President Skroob is based after Emperor Palpatine.
- Pizza the Hutt is based after Jabba the Hutt.
- The Swartz is based after the Force.
Mel Brooks had said he was planning on doing a Spaceballs prequel, but as of 2011, this project has still yet to emerge. A short-lived series of Spaceballs: The Animated Series was created though, but only lasted one season.