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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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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 Spencer checks Jill's pulse at the party, he does it in the wrong place. Pulse is checked below the thumb, while he checks it under Jill's little finger. 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!
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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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5 April 2004 | by (Castlemaine, Australia) – See all my reviews

Two minutes of lost communication between a space shuttle and home. What went on? The astronaut involved returns, but his wife finds he is not quite the same... This film can be considered a serious blight on the resumes of Charlize Theron and Johnny Depp. I found the film a terrible mess,mostly because a slightly interesting premise, (which had tricked me into watching) disintegrated into adisjointed, incoherent plot and the final blow, horrific special effects. The cast seems to struggle with the script and the scenes of violence and sex are awful and unnecessary. Even the combined talents of Theron and Depp cannot save this bombshell from outer space.


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