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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

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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Dr. Patraba
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NASA Director
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Shelly McLaren
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Shelly Carter
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Calvin, 2nd Grade Student
Timothy Wicker ...
Wide Eyed Kid #1
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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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How well do you know the one you love? 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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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

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El engendro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,027,003, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,672,566
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Nick Cassavetes plays Captain Streck. Nick's father, John Cassavetes starred in Rosemary's Baby (1968) which bears many similarities to this film. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is being examined, she is told she is nine weeks pregnant. However, the baby shown on the ultrasound scan screen is clearly much more than nine weeks old. Furthermore the movements of the ultrasound probe do not correspond to the movements on the screen. And when the doctor says she will make measurements she never does. Instead she just waits a few seconds before announcing the age of the fetus. 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?
Spencer Armacost: Who am I? I'm the only one who ever gave a fuck about you. I'm ...
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Moonlight and Roses
Written by Ben Black, Edwin H. Lemare, Neil Moret, Charles N. Daniels
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Good acting, entertaining story, better than expected
22 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Before watching this movie, I was slightly put off by the other reviews.. I thought it was perhaps one of those movies that you can either love or hate but no one fully understands it.. but no.. it isn't the most brilliant movie ever, but it's good! the story is a bit simple, but entertaining enough! Makes you tense like any thriller should, makes you wait what turns out. Some compare it to Rosemary's baby but from the space, although I think I know where this comparison comes from, I strongly disagree. And I need to add that Astronaut's Wife in my opinion is a far more entertaining movie to watch than Rosemary's baby. Overall pleasant way to spend your time.. Just don't expect a masterpiece and you will enjoy it.


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