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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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Director:
Writers:
Mayo Simon (screenplay)
Martin Caidin (novel)
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Release Date:
11 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Three marooned astronauts. Only 55 minutes left to rescue them. While the whole world watches and waits... See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Franciscus steals the film from Hackman, Peck and Jansen! See more (61 total) »

Cast

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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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
134 min
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Color:
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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Trivia:
Frank Capra began work on the film. Inspired by his work on the Martin-Marietta Corp.-commissioned faux documentary, "Rendezvous in Space" for the 1964 World's Fair in New York, Capra (a chemical engineer by education) worked to make the picture for Columbia, but finally abandoned the project in preproduction in May 1966 when he couldn't bring the budget down to the $3-million required by Columbia worldwide production chief M.J. Frankovich. The eventual budget for the finished film (directed by John Sturges) was $8 million. Capra never made another film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Apollo 13 (1995)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Franciscus steals the film from Hackman, Peck and Jansen!, 30 June 2004
Author: ubercommando from London

OK, the film is plodding and the over caution and dourness of Gregory Peck's Dr. Keith gets irritating, but James Franciscus, stalwart of many a tv movie and dodgy international co-production, puts in a career best performance as the scientist-astronaut struggling to keep a grip on not only his faculties, but those of his fellow astronauts. Because he can work out scientifically what's going to happen, Clayton Stone (Franciscus) has the added burden. The scenes where he's trying to convince his wife back on Earth that they're going to make it, when the evidence is telling him in his mind of the opposite, the way he struggles with trying to convey how he feels when he's more a cerebral person and the end when its down to him to rescue himself and Buzz Lloyd (Hackman) are all excellently portrayed. It's a shame that he was seldom given another role that would have as much depth.

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