Murder in Space (1989)

USA, UK, 9 May
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American/British science fiction television film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

Plot Summary

In the year 2015, in the aftermath of a nuclear war, the Soviet Union and the United States have established outposts on . Investigators from both sides are called in to work on a case of murder.


Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Tamara Asseyev Productions, Inc., London Weekend Television, Viacom
Executive in Charge of Production for Viacom: Mike Moder
Executive Producer: Tamara Asseyev
Produced by: Tamara Asseyev
Co-producer: Ron Carr
Written by: Carla Jean Wagner
Director of Photography: David Watkin
Supervising Film Editor: Robert K. Lambert
Editor: Ralph Sheldon
Music by: Trevor Jones
Sound Mixer: David Crozier
Costume Supervisor: Dave Murphy
Chief Make-up Artist: Pat Hay
Chief Hairdresser: Liz Michie
Special Effects Supervisor: Grahame Longhurst
Model Effects: Dave Watkins
Production Designer: Austin Spriggs
Casting Director: Sharon Howard-Field
Filmed at Bray Film Studios and C.E.G.B. Acton, England

Brigitte Nielsen (Bartok)
Julian Sands (Kirilenko)
Jane Lapotaire (Mackey)
Brian Cox (Voronov)
Gerald McRaney (Huff)
Alphonsia Emmanuel (Klein)
Celia Imrie (Diehl)
David Yip (Chang)
Michael J. Shannon (Ivanov)
Stuart Milligan (Contarini)
Stephen Jenn (Faber)
Georgina Hale (Quinney)
Ricco Ross (Alvarado)
Berwick Kaler (Trifonov)
Tomek Bork (Sorokin)
Andrzej Borkowski (Russian rep)
Aaron Swartz (NASA captain)
James Hammill (driver)
Michael Brogan (miner)

Alternative Titles

2010, on a tué sur la Lune – French title
Asesinato en la luna – Spanish title
Assassínio Lunar – Portuguese title
Assassinio sulla luna – Italian title
Crimen en la luna – Argentine title
Eglima sto feggari – Greek video title
Holdfény és árnyék – Hungarian title
Kuutamomurha – Finnish title
Lune de sang – French video title
Murder by Moonlight – Swedish video, USA video title
Murder on the Moon – UK title
Tödliche Galaxie – West German title


Cinefantastique vol.20 no.3 (January 1990) p.51 – illustrated credits, review (Science fiction star vehicle just laughable by Christopher Martin)
City Limits no.412 (24 August 1989) p.79 – review
The Listener vol.122 no.3128 (24 August 1989) p.30 – review
Screen International no.697 (25 March 1989) p.18 – credits
Starburst no.134 (October 1989) p.38 – review