An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in ... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
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 »
[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.
Well what about... two men?
We don't figure that way, we plot total pressure against total use.
Is there sufficient oxygen for two men? For one?
Two might just make it.
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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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