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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Public Affairs Officer
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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 ...
Houston Cap Com
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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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The Saga of Ironman One See more »


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11 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Space Travelers  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,350,000 (USA)
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was the impetus behind the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project where American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts docked in space. See more »

Goofs

When being advised about making a second attempt at re-entry, spacecraft commander Pruett says that they will do this by firing the RCS - the Reaction Control System. This refers to the 4 sets of thrusters (quads) fitted to the Service Module. He presumably suggests this as the engine from the SPS - the Service Propulsion System - had failed to ignite as planned on the first attempt. However the SPS engine has a thrust of 91 kN, and each of the RCS engines only has a thrust of 100 N. Even with an engine from each of the 4 quads firing together, their combined thrust would only be 400 N, less that 1/200 that of the SPS, and completely inadequate to bring the Apollo Command Module down. See more »

Quotes

Charles Keith: [attempting to contact the Apollo capsule, which has the call-sign "Ironman One"] Ironman, this is Keith. Ironman, this is Keith! Do you read me?
Clayton Stone: [He's disconnected his oxygen hose and transferred it to Buzz. Now breathing only cabin air, which is very thin, he's becoming delirious due to lack of oxygen, and starts to ramble] Purpose... and objective...
Charles Keith: [with more insistence] Ironman One, this is Keith. Do you read!
Clayton Stone: Purpose and objective.
Charles Keith: Ironman, this is Keith. Do you read me?
Clayton Stone: [starts to giggle] ...
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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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