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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  27 August 1999 (USA)
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After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

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A pair of shuttle astronauts leave their spacecraft to repair a satellite. There's an explosion. NASA loses contact for two minutes, but the both are rescued and safely returned to Earth. Eventually it becomes evident that neither of the astronauts is quite the same. Written by JHole

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Witness the birth of pure evil See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,027,003 (USA) (27 August 1999)

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SGD 451,241 (Singapore) (10 December 1999)
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Nick Cassavetes plays Capt. Streck; Nick's father, John Cassavetes starred in Rosemary's Baby (1968) which bares many similarities to this film. See more »

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When Jillian has just watched the Sherman Reese videotape, and Spencer comes in and scares her, Spencer says they should watch a video and goes to put it in. After all of the fuss with what the tape is, Spencer gets up to sit on the couch and as he does, you can see four shadows on the wooden wall behind him. See more »

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Spencer Armacost: [Sees Jillian's feet submerged in water, a extension cord in her hand and the radio cord in the other warning him that she is going to plug it in] Jesus fucking Christ Jill.
Jillian: Stay away from me!
Spencer Armacost: Why are you doing this to me?
Jillian: I said stay away from me
[She put the cord from the radio close to the extension cord warning him that she is going to plug it in as he moves closer to her trying to avoid the water all over the floor]
Jillian: Who are you?
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Payoff could've been better
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Up to about ninety percent through the film, The Astronaut's seems to be on course to being something special. Leads Depp and Theron are very convincing in their roles and they are backed by a very competent supporting cast led by the always reliable Joe Morton (T2, Speed, Bounce, Paycheck, Smallville). The special effects and cinematography are well done and the pacing and building of suspense entice the viewer to unravel the mystery along with the protagonist. Unfortunately the revelation doesn't quite live up to the buildup leaving the viewer more than a little dissatisfied. Despite the letdown I still recommend this movie on the strength of the performances and on the fact that is a rare hybrid of the science fiction and thriller genres. 7/10.


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