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Marooned -- Gripping, yet starkly realistic, portrayal of three astronauts on an extended special mission who find themselves unable to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. As the oxygen supply diminishes, the stranded astronauts must face the inevitability of death.


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Mayo Simon (screenplay)
Martin Caidin (novel)
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Release Date:
11 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Three marooned astronauts. Only 55 minutes left to rescue them. While the whole world watches and waits... See more »
Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Marroned: a great movie on its time, and beyond See more (61 total) »


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Gregory Peck ... Charles Keith

Richard Crenna ... Jim Pruett

David Janssen ... Ted Dougherty

James Franciscus ... Clayton Stone

Gene Hackman ... Buzz Lloyd

Lee Grant ... Celia Pruett

Nancy Kovack ... Teresa Stone

Mariette Hartley ... Betty Lloyd

Scott Brady ... Public Affairs Officer
Frank Marth ... Air Force Systems Director
Craig Huebing ... Flight Director
John Carter ... Flight Surgeon
Vincent Van Lynn ... Aerospace Journalist

George Gaynes ... Mission Director
Tom Stewart ... Houston Cap Com
Duke Hobbie ... Air Force Titan Specialist
Walter Brooke ... Network Commentator
Dennis Robertson ... Launch Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Couch ... Russian Cosmonaut (uncredited)

John Forsythe ... Olympus / President (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo ... Hardy - Reporter (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Guest in Observation Room (uncredited)

Mary Linda Rapelye ... Priscilla Keith (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Computer Technician (uncredited)

George R. Robertson ... VIP (uncredited)
George Smith ... Cape Weather Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
Writing credits
Mayo Simon (screenplay)

Martin Caidin (novel)

Produced by
Frank Capra Jr. .... associate producer
M.J. Frankovich .... producer
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography) (as Daniel Fapp)
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
Production Design by
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Production Management
William O'Sullivan .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph E. Black .... second unit director (as Ralph Black)
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Michael Daves .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Mel Swope .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special visual effects
Donald C. Glouner .... special visual effects
Robie Robinson .... special visual effects
Terence Saunders .... miniature crew (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Wallace Kelley .... director of photography: second unit
Hal Landaker .... video supervisor
Nelson Tyler .... aerial photographer
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costumer
Other crew
Martin Caidin .... technical advisor
John Franco .... script supervisor
George Smith .... technical advisor
Norman Stuart .... dialogue coach
William Widmayer .... photographic consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Space Travelers" - USA (reissue title)
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134 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 8 secondsSee more »
Plot holes: It was completely unnecessary for Jim Pruett to float off into space, when the XRV was reconfigured to carry 4 people, his body could have been returned to Earth for burial.See more »
Clayton Stone:Jesus, fifty-five minutes... We'll be pretty cold by then.
Buzz Lloyd:Well, one of us's gonna have to go. I mean uh... that's what we're talkin' about, isnt it? One of us goes and the... other two stay. What... what are we gonna do?
Clayton Stone:Alright look. Let's do this scientifically: two big guys throw the little guy out, okay?
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Marroned: a great movie on its time, and beyond, 18 May 2006
Author: abacero from United States

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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