Escape from DS-3 (1981)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Allan Sandler and Robert Emenegger.

Plot Summary

Imprisoned on a penal satellite for a crime he didn't commit, former government agent Andrew Lavette makes plans to escape.


Directed by: Allan Sandler and Robert Emenegger
© 1981
A Sandler-Emenegger presentation. Sandler Institutional Films, Inc. In association with Robert Emenegger Ltd.
Executive Producers: Allan Sandler and Bob Emenegger
Produced by: Anne Spielberg
Production Manager: Steve Fisch
Production Comptroller: Shirley Willits
Screenplay Written by: Peter Dawson
Based on an Original Concept by: Susan E. Clark
Continuity: Nancy Thrasher
Director of Photography: Jose Luis Mignone
Assistant Camera: William Sheehy
Gaffer: Gregory Pierce
Electrician: Ben Hosing
Grip: Steve Litt
Editor: Burton Lee Harry
Assistant Editor: L. Michael Drummond
Post Production Supervisor: David Bransby
Original Music Composed by: Robert Emenegger
Sound: Russel Williams
Sound Assistant: Ed Sneed
Sound Effects Editors: David Bransby, Dennis Patterson
Wardrobe Designer: Judith Tara
Head Make-Up: Miriam Lemel-Ritter
Make-Up Assistants: Hiromi Nagai, Joyce Dillon
Special Photographic Effects and Design: James Castle, Bruce Bryant
Special Effects Staff: John Bertram, Carol Johnsen, R.J. Anderson
Art Director: Michael Scheffe
Propmaster: Arthur Dillon
Special Prop Construction: Leslie Ekker
Set Construction Supervisor: Steve Ezzo
Production Assistants: Michael Amundson, Jim McEachen, Paul Hauser
Casting Director: Aleathea Thomas

Jackson Bostwick (Andrew Lavette)
Channing Mitchell
David Chandler
Howard Dayton
Michael Gregory
Joseph Della Sorte
Garnett Smith
Christopher Cary
E. Danny Murphy
David Wiley
John Mac Bride
Jim Boeke
Roger Starks
Kenneth Washington
Bubba Smith (Mac)
Roger Cornthwaite



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.90

Other sources

  • British Board of Film Censors Monthly List January 1986 – censorship details