The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit.

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Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Barry Primus ...
Brennan
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Banning
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Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
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NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
Peter Scranton ...
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Hollye Rebecca Suggs ...
Young Andie
Terry White ...
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American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ... Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,697,739 (USA)
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Joaquin Phoenix's feature film debut. He is credited as Leaf Phoenix. See more »

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The locations of Andy, Max and the connection cable to Andy's EMU suit change repeatedly while Max is attempting to draw Andy back into the cargo bay. In one shot, Max is banging his fist against the cargo bay doors, in a proceeding shot, he's about 10 feet away. In the following shot of Max, he is against the doors again. See more »

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Kathryn: Why are you so hard on me?
Andie: Because someday, you're goin' up. But the only way that will happen is if you have every drill here down better than everyone else. There's no room for mistakes. Every 'i' dotted, every 't' crossed. That's the way I learned it. That's the way you'll learn it. You copy?
Kathryn: I copy.
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Forever Man
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Blackwood Music/Urge Music
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A callback to a more optimistic age
21 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Impossible? Of course it is, but 'Space Camp' is a good 'ol piece of wide-eyed, optimistic 80s feel-goodery. God, I miss it. But revisiting it turned out to be more than a mere nostalgia trip. 'Space Camp' is a well made, well acted, adventure film that deftly mixes comedy, drama and thrills.

Featuring a cast of talented and likable actors that you will recognize from better known films, top notch special effects and a rousing score by the great John Williams, 'Space Camp' is the type of film that today's kids need to see. Its message? Work hard, dream big and reach for the stars. It's a lesson they're not getting from our popular culture today, and it's one they desperately need to hear.


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