MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,251 this week

Challenger (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 February 1990 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 259 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 5 critic

This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. Center ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1808 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1017 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 54 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
 
a list of 111 titles
created 30 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Challenger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Challenger (TV Movie 1990)

Challenger (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Challenger.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Backfire (1988)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mo Alexander's bad luck is that she misses the plane in Paris carrying her tour group and her luggage. On top of this, she finds that it will take several days for the travel agent to work ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte, Christopher Cazenove
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A Bronx boxer fights his way to a better life.

Director: Kent Moran
Stars: Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson
Sweet Talker (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Justin Rosniak
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker
The Turning (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A white supremacist returns to his hometown for the first time in years to try and save his parents' relationship.

Director: L.A. Puopolo
Stars: Karen Allen, Raymond J. Barry, Michael Dolan
The Basket (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Cowan
Stars: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Burke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen
Drama

The story of Richard Feynman's investigation into the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Directors: Joshua Wassung, Nathaniel Kahn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen
Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel
Terminus (1987)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-William Glenn
Stars: Karen Allen, Jürgen Prochnow, Johnny Hallyday
Feynman: The Challenger (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Christopher Riley
Stars: Bruce Greenwood
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Comm. Francis R. (Dick) Scobee
...
Dr. Judith A. Resnick
...
Gregory B. Jarvis
...
Capt. Michael J. Smith
...
Doctor Ronald McNair
...
Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka
Raye Birk ...
Joseph Kilminster
James Monroe Black ...
Robert Mayfield (as James Black)
...
Cheryl McNair
Elizabeth Kemp ...
Jane Smith
Jeanne Mori ...
Lorna Onizuka
Lane Smith ...
Larry Mulloy
...
Roger Boisjoly
...
Gene Thomas
Edit

Storyline

This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. Center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of the o-rings that ultimately were blamed for the explosion. Film is lent authenticity by being filmed at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

based on the true story of the tragic space shuttle disaster

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Challenger - Um Vôo Sem Retorno  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Christa McAuliffe: I feel great.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than billed
25 September 2002 | by (Miami, FL, USA) – See all my reviews

Just a note to say that I happened on Challenger, the TV movie from c. 1990 tonight on cable and came here to IMDB to see what I could find - because I thought it was kind of interesting. Found I was even more interested in the few comments I found here (no reviews).

It was also interesting to me that the "rating" votes from those 60 something people who made a choice were all over the map, but the two (statistically significant?), most often chosen numbers, were 6 and 7. That's about right. (I'm giving it a six.)

But, to get to the main point <s>, all but one of the comments written in for the movie were trashing and what I would call trashy: all of them seemed to be hugely swayed by the subject of the show. Too "meaningful", too "important for our nation"??? The fact, I'm pretty sure, is that Challenger is a somewhat better than average docudrama. And Karen Allen is a distinguished actor. And almost all of the rest of the cast were at least OK. I thought the tone set was quite good, trying pretty successfully for "this is the way it was". No melodrama, no Hollywood "effects", just straight ahead "documentary" acting and other movie skills. Not overwritten.

It's hard for me to figure where the low average of the comments came from. Something I guess about the subject being too Big and Serious (in the pseudo sense, non gravitas) for anyone, particularly the automatically suspect TV movie crowd, to make a respectable film about. I guess. ??? Interesting.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Challenger 1990 ascan1984
Need to find a copy afieldz
Discuss Challenger (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?