Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

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Cast

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Charles Keith
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Jim Pruett
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Ted Dougherty
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Clayton Stone
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Buzz Lloyd
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Celia Pruett
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Teresa Stone
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Betty Lloyd
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Frank Marth ...
Air Force Systems Director
Craig Huebing ...
Flight Director
John Carter ...
Flight Surgeon
Vincent Van Lynn ...
Aerospace Journalist
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Mission Director
Tom Stewart ...
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Storyline

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a Hurricane headed towards the launch site and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts capsule. Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

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Three marooned astronauts. Only 55 minutes left to rescue them. While the whole world watches and waits... See more »


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11 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Space Travelers  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,350,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Film Ventures International re-edit of this film (retitled "Space Travelers") was featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). This was also the only film featured on the show to have won an Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

The rocket used for the XRV launch switches between a Titan IIIC (with solid rocket boosters on the side) to a regular Titan II (no boosters) from on the pad to lift-off. See more »

Quotes

Flight Surgeon: [regarding the earliest possible time for rescue] You know of course that by 22:31:06, the crew will be dead. There's not enough oxygen left for three men to live that long.
Charles Keith: Well what about... two men?
Flight Surgeon: We don't figure that way, we plot total pressure against total use.
Charles Keith: Is there sufficient oxygen for two men? For one?
Flight Surgeon: [long pause] Two might just make it.
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Marroned: a great movie on its time, and beyond
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who still believe in movies without CGI or too fancy special effects, Marroned is your kind of movie. Based in great performances by Gregory Peck, Richard Creena, Gene Hackman, David Jansen and all the great crew, this Apollo-era film is a good movie for entertaining and a short view of the Space Program in the early 70's. When I was reading some of the history of the production, the idea of Philco-Ford to "lend" a replica of the Mission Control Room for the movie (they actually were the creators of the original room in Cape Kennedy, according to the publication) was an exceptional element of accuracy and realism. The space scenes are part of the movie, not the movie itself and, well, was 1970, the chroma effects were still very simple. Still, the acting quality is the best value of Marroned. Please take a look and make your own opinion. I love it!


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