Evil galactic overlord Ming the Merciless (Max Von Sydow) plans to destroy Earth to alleviate his boredom. But stalwart football hero Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones), accompanied by true love Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) and scientist Hans Zarkov (Topol), rocket to the planet Mongo to fight for Earth's survival. And if he can duck the affections of Ming's spoiled daughter and bring the feuding kingdoms of Mongo together, Flash will be The Savior of the Universe! Producer Dino De Laurentiis (Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik) presents another garish sci-fi adventure, featuring an offbeat supporting cast (Timothy Dalton, Mariangela Melato, Richard O'Brien) and a loud, grandiose rock soundtrack by Queen. Directed by Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Croupier).
Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, John Osborne, Richard O'Brien, John Hallam, Philip Stone, Suzanne Danielle, William Hootkins, Bobbie Brown, Ted Carroll, Adrienne Kronenberg, Robbie Coltrane