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Masters of the Universe
Official poster of the film
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gary Goddard
Produced by Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Edward R. Pressman
Written by David Odell
Narrated by Peter Brooks
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Hanania Baer
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Studio Golan-Globus
Distributed by Cannon Films
Release date(s) August 7, 1987 (1987-08-07)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $22 million
Money made $17.3 million

Masters of the Universe (stylized as Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture) is a 1987 American science fantasy action film directed by Gary Goddard, produced by Yoram Globus and by Menahem Golan and written by David Odell. The film stars Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Meg Foster. It is based on the Mattel toy line of the same name and tells the story of two teenagers who meet the mighty He-Man, who arrived on Earth by chance from planet Eternia and now goes on a mission to save the universe from the mighty evil Skeletor, his nemesis.

Masters of the Universe was released theatrically in the United States on August 7, 1987. It was a critical and commercial failure, grossing $17 million worldwide against a budget of $22 million, but is now regarded as a classic cult film.

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