Martha asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Does anyone remember the name of 80's sci fi movie?

80's sci fi movie where characters travel to earth through teleportation and the key is this weird looking instrument that plays music and they have to find the right combination to open the portal again?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Masters of the Universe (1987)

    Wikipedia synopsis excerpt:

    On the Planet Eternia, at the center of the Universe, the forces of Skeletor (Frank Langella) have managed to seize control over Castle Grayskull, and after defeating the biggest part of Eternia's armies, capture the Sorceress of Grayskull (Christina Pickles). Skeletor is planning to exploit Grayskull's hidden powers when the "Great Eye of the Galaxy", a portal in the castle's throne room, opens and Eternia's moon is correctly aligned with it. The remaining Eternian forces are scattered and outnumbered. One of Skeletor's patrols is attacked by Eternia's greatest warrior and Skeletor's archenemy, He-Man (Dolph Lundgren), veteran soldier Man-At-Arms (Jon Cypher) and his daughter Teela (Chelsea Field). During the battle, He-Man rescues a Thenorian inventor/locksmith named Gwildor (Billy Barty), who reveals to his rescuers his newest invention: a "Cosmic Key", which can open a portal to any location in time and space. ...

    At Grayskull, the group is surrounded by Skeletor and his troops. Gwildor uses his key to open a random gateway through which the group escapes to Earth, but on arriving there, the key is lost and the Eternians split up to find it. Nearby, in the village of Whittier, California, two teenagers, Julie Winston (Courteney Cox) and Kevin Corrigan (Robert Duncan McNeill), discover the Key in a crater, and start pressing its buttons. Back at Grayskull, Skeletor's second-in-command, Evil-Lyn (Meg Foster), tracks the Key to Earth and prepares a small team of mercenaries to recover it. They consist of Saurod, Blade, and Beastman, with Karg appointed as their leader.

    Source(s): You can read the complete plot summary here: I watched this again recently after not having seen it since the late Eighties. It still holds up as light, often-silly entertainment. After all, it was based on a bunch of action figures, so we couldn't expect much from it. Dolph Lundgren certainly looks the part, and Frank Langella is always amazing.
  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like Masters of the Universe with Dolph Lundgren.

  • 1 decade ago

    Masters of the Universe

    Piece of crap.

    not a science fiction movie.

    children's fantasy film

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