Seen it long time ago, visual looked like something from 80's, maybe even late 70's. Set in Solar system, it's about a spaceship carrying money - actual cash because (I think!) electronic transfers were forbidden for the fear of hacking - from some colony to the Earth, and most characters are trying to get that money.

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    Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 11:28
  • For example, who starred in it? Who were the protagonists? Why would colonial money be any use on Earth? Was there a villain? Was the film aimed at adults or kids? Was the entire film about the heist? etc
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    Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 14:49
  • @FuzzyBoots - I'm not sure where you got the idea that a "heist" was involved.
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    Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 14:53
  • I think mainly because "armed blag" felt a little too regional for describing an armed vehicle robbery.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 14:57
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    @FuzzyBoots - As far as I can tell from the description, it's not clear whether the thieves are outside (pirates/robbers) or internal (stock shrinkage)
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 14:58

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This is Velocity Trap (1999). Quoting the plot summary from Wikipedia:

The main character, Ray Stokes (Olivier Gruner) is a down-on-his luck police officer on a distant, corruptly-ruled mining colony. He has already lost his wife Dana (Anna Karin) to his corrupt boss, John Dawson (Craig Wasson), not from any failure in romantic rivalry, but as part of a deal to pay off their dead daughter's medical bills: making her Dawson's "Contract Wife".

Samuel Nelson (Harry Wowchuk), an Enforcement Division chief of security, is sent to clean up the Colony's local Enforcement Division, but is killed in the course of his investigation. Stokes is framed for the murder of another ED officer, also killed by Nelson's assassin. However, Dawson is implicated in Nelson's death and wants to avoid any inquiry. He sends Stokes on a six-month trip to Earth, protecting a cargo of cash. Meanwhile, the crew of The Endeavour has planned to intercept the money ship while the crew are in hibernation. The interception occurs, Stokes and Beth Sheffield (Alicia Coppola), the attractive female navigator, are the only survivors of the ensuing gun play; they steal the money and buy the mining colony. The evil boss is arrested, and presumably they all live happily ever after.

Taken from the trailer, we see a very retro-looking colony:

Ship approaching space colony from "Velocity Trap"

and money in space-crates:

Crate of money from "Velocity Trap"

  • That's it! Thanks! Commented Nov 23, 2020 at 13:19

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