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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Patraba
NASA Director
Shelly McLaren
Jackson McLaren
Allen Dodge
Lucy Lin ...
Shelly Carter
Michael Crider ...
Pat Elliott
Jacob Stein ...
Calvin, 2nd Grade Student
Timothy Wicker ...
Wide Eyed Kid #1


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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Imagine the face of terror is the one you love. See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

El engendro  »


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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I just watched this movie which is 14 years old and I've never heard of it maybe because of the 5.1 score on IMDb. I have never EVER been more in disagreement with this site. This is not a 5/10 rated movie should be much closer to 7/10 don't know what people are thinking to be honest. The actors in it should alone be worth a 7. and i must say they did not disappoint at all so i don't know why people vote it 5. that was all i had to say but have to write 10 lines. Well Worth a watch if u haven't allrdy. im just filling out space now. gogo watch it. very hard to write 10 lines about something i could write in 1 line critics are WRONG! this is at least 7/10 in my opinion i have watched movies with 8+ that was worse then this so.

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