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The Cold Equations (1996)

Lt. John Barton is sent on a special mission to deliver a special vaccine to a distant mining colony. He is infuriated to find Lee, a stowaway aboard his spacecraft. Barton has only enough ... See full summary »

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Lt. John Barton is sent on a special mission to deliver a special vaccine to a distant mining colony. He is infuriated to find Lee, a stowaway aboard his spacecraft. Barton has only enough fuel to carry himself and his precious cargo, and Lee's added weight insures that they will crash if she stays on board. They have gone too far to turn back, and Barton's superiors make it clear: the mission takes precedence and Lee has to be dumped into space. But she won't go quietly. Written by Allen Brown <browna@ohsu.edu>

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7 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Emergency in Space - Notfall im All  »

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Based on the story "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin See more »

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Lt. John Barton: One word: captain's orders.
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Version of The Twilight Zone: The Cold Equations (1989) See more »

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Low key, but very moving
3 February 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Definitely a B movie, but I was pleasantly surprised at how effectively it was done. I had read the short story and I thought this was better than the story. Nice spirit at the end without giving in and making everybody happy.


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