Masters of the Universe (1987)

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Dolph Lundgren stars in this live-action film version of the popular television cartoon series (based on a collection of Mattel action figures). Lundgren is He-Man, a well-muscled super-hero, battling the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) for control of the universe. Skeletor has designs on conquering the planet Eternia, a ravaged utopia ruled over by the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle (Christina Pickles). He-Man is summoned to stop Skeletor's plans. But when the wily dwarf Gwildor (Billy Barty) utilizes his Cosmic Key, He-Man and Skeletor finds themselves transported to California. There, a waitress named Julie (Courteney Cox) and her boyfriend Kevin (Robert Duncan Mitchell) come across the Cosmic Key and become embroiled in the intergalactic battle between He-Man and Skeletor.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide


  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Frank Langella
  • Meg Foster
  • Billy Barty
  • Courteney Cox
  • Robert Duncan McNeill
  • Jon Cypher
  • Chelsea Field
  • James Tolkan
  • Christina Pickles

Did You Know?


  • The reptilian henchman Saurod's throat was made to expand and contract by having the performer, Pons Maar, blow into a tube that ran from his mouth to the throat of his costume.
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  • At the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor, He-Man shouts out "I have the power!" as he pulls the sword out of the anvil. You can clearly see that he mouth does not match what he shouts.
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    • Duncan: Mmm... good food.
    • Teela: I wonder why they put the meat on these little white sticks?
    • Duncan: Those are rib bones.
    • [pauses in shock]
    • Teela: You mean this used to be an animal?
    • [continues eating]
    • Duncan: Mm-hmm.
    • Teela: Ugh! What a barbaric world...
    • Duncan: Never think while your hungry.
    • Teela: I *think* we've wasted enough time. We'd better get back to our sectors.
    • Gwildor: It tasted good...
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