I only remember one scene from this movie. A guy finds a black spacecraft in a icy cavern. I'm pretty sure there was another bad guy seeking the ship in the mountain.

This would have been a movie (or maybe a TV show), somewhere from late 80s to mid 90s. not a comedy.

For some reason my brain links this to The Golden Child (and Eddie Murphy) or one of the Witch Mountain films but he definitely isn't either of those.

Edit: Pretty sure it is Legend of Wisely, a 1987 Hong Kong movie. Thanks again.

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    Rather makes me think of The X-Files movie, big alien ship in Antarctica Oct 8, 2023 at 21:48
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    Probably not The X-Files movie
    – Valorum
    Oct 8, 2023 at 21:54
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    Probably not Quatermass and the Pit
    – Valorum
    Oct 8, 2023 at 21:56
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    Probably not Man of Steel (2013) (Superman) with Henry Cavill as dates wrong, matches on "guy finds a spacecraft in an icy cavern".
    – fdomn-m
    Oct 9, 2023 at 15:38
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    If it is Legend of Wisely, you should click the checkmark at top left of that answer below instead of editing your title with "[SOLVED]".
    – Lexible
    Dec 28, 2023 at 21:45

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Could be The Flying Saucer, Full movie on YouTube, although it is from 1950 =)

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American Intelligence officials learn that Soviet spies have begun exploring a remote region of the Alaskan Territory in search of answers to the worldwide reports of "flying saucers". A wealthy American playboy, Mike Trent (Mikel Conrad), who was raised in that remote region, is recruited by intelligence officer Hank Thorn (Russell Hicks) to assist a Secret Service agent in exploring that area to discover what the Soviets may have found.

To his pleasant surprise, Mike discovers the agent is an attractive woman named Vee Langley (Pat Garrison). They set off together and slowly become mutually attracted to each other. Their cover story is that Mike is suffering from a nervous breakdown and she is his private nurse. At Mike's family's wilderness lodge, they are met by a foreign-accented caretaker named Hans (Hantz von Teuffen), new to the job.

Mike is very skeptical of the flying saucer reports until he spots one flying over the lodge. Assorted complications ensue until Mike and Vee finally discover that Hans is one of the Soviet agents who is trying to acquire the flying saucer. It turns out that the saucer is an invention of American scientist Dr. Lawton (Roy Engel). But Turner (Denver Pyle), Lawton's assistant, is a communist sympathizer and has other ideas: he tries to make a deal to sell the saucer to the Soviets for one million dollars.

Mike's trip to Juneau to see old friends, including Matt Mitchell (Frank Darrien), is ill-advised. When Vee tracks him down, he is in the company of a bar girl, named Nanette (Virginia Hewitt). Matt gets mixed up with the Soviet agents who are trying to obtain control of the saucer. When he tries to strike a bargain with ring leader Colonel Marikoff (Lester Sharpe), at the spy's headquarters, Matt is knocked unconscious.

He is able to escape and seeks out Mike, but they are attacked by the Soviets, who kill Matt. Before he dies, however, Matt reveals the location of the saucer: Twin Lakes. Mike rents an aircraft and flies to where the saucer is hidden at an isolated cabin. After flying back to his lodge, he tries to find Vee, who has tried to spirit Lawton away. The trio are captured by the turncoat Taylor and a group of Soviet agents. The Soviets lead their prisoners through a secret tunnel hidden under the glacier. An avalanche begins and wipes them out. Mike, Vee, and Lawton escape the tunnel just in time to see Turner fly off in the saucer. It suddenly explodes in mid-air, due to a time bomb that Lawton had planted on board for such an eventuality. Their mission now accomplished, Mike and Vee embrace and kiss.


It could be the Legend of Wisely, a 1987 Hong Kong movie.

The trailer shows people in an icy cavern with a ship (large technical object) moving in ice as it launches.

The guy dressed in black tight suit seen falling as the ice bridge collapses is the main "bad guy" if I remember correctly. Not sure if the spaceship was black anymore (in the trailer it is covered by ice and snow), but I remember afterwards it was flying in the night sky, leaving Earth.

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    Actually they were looking for the pearl, that was a key to the ship. And the ship itself looks like a dragon, we have a topic for that movie: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/226778/… Oct 9, 2023 at 7:33
  • Just watched some parts of this and 99% sure it is. Thanks so very much.
    – Adam Crisp
    Dec 28, 2023 at 21:35
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    @AdamCrisp If this is the answer you should accept it by clicking on the grey checkmark at the upper-left corner of the answer underneath the voting arrows.
    – DavidW
    Dec 28, 2023 at 21:48

Could this be John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)? It's set in Antartica and involves a spaceship that's found in the ice (and is arguably black). It looks like this:

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It's definitely not a comedy - it's a horror movie about an alien shapeshifter that can take over dead bodies. I don't think there's a bad guy seeking the spaceship though, unless you count the alien itself.

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    Not intentionally a comedy, I think you mean
    – Valorum
    Oct 9, 2023 at 8:14
  • Well, comedy is intensely subjective. I get belly laughs from a number of "not a comedy" movies.
    – Corey
    Oct 10, 2023 at 3:55

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