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X-15 (1961)

 -  Drama | History  -  22 December 1961 (USA)
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During the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered research aircraft X-15.The X-15 set altitude and speed records reaching the edge of outer space.

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During the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered research aircraft X-15.The X-15 set altitude and speed records reaching the edge of outer space.

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The Rocket Ship That Challenged Outer Space! See more »

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22 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Avião Foguete X-15  »

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Richard Donner's directorial debut. See more »

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During the engine test scene, the pilot is helped into X15, serial number 66671. When the test begins, the serial number is showing 66672. See more »

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Referenced in Radio Flyer (1992) See more »

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15 October 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is one of those flicks you find by accident. You see a few familiar names in the cast, notice the early date, then rent it on a whim. And if you're like me, you say to yourself, "Good choice." A space film without all the invasion drama. This dealt with actual exploration. And unlike a lot of sci-fi, seemed to take it seriously.

Mary Tyler Moore in an early role, and she looked good. The talent was blossoming.

Bronson played his usual strong, weary type. He never had a prayer as a sex symbol, but he was underrated as an actor.

This is in need of reviving.


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