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

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Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


SGD 451,241 (Singapore) (10 December 1999)

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A waste of time
16 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone said Plan 9 From Outer Space had met it's match. I disagree. Plan 9 may have lacked a plot, had worse acting, a lower budget, worst in class special effects, etc., but at least Plan 9 From Outer Space was pathetic in a hilarious way. This movie was just plain pathetic. Very predicable, a weak plot supported by poor scripting, performance done way below the capabilities of the actors, and I'm not sure whether or not there was a director on the set. Maybe he wasn't feeling well and spent most of his time in the john. I watched this while taking a break from cleaning the garage. I should have kept working. Don't waste your time.

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