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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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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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$34,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$10,654,581 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Nick Cassavetes plays Capt. Streck; Nick's father, John Cassavetes starred in Rosemary's Baby (1968) which bears many similarities to this film. See more »

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When examining Reese's things, Jillian comes across a Newsweek magazine with a cover story of the accident in space and a cover picture of a B-58. There is no conceivable explanation nor storyline of why a front line story would use a picture of an aircraft retired practically 30 years before the mission. See more »

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Spencer Armacost: What were you going to do to 'em?
Jillian Armacost: [crying] No... no. You- you heard them? Oh God!
Spencer Armacost: [screams] What were you going to do?
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Poor Butterfly
Written by Raymond Hubbell, John Golden
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Slow burn to ignition; very light payload.
6 April 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Spencer Armacost, played by Johnny Depp, and a fellow astronaut are lost outside their space shuttle for two minutes. NASA is alarmed and bring the men back. One dies and the other causes suspicion about his actions. Armacost's lovely wife (Charlize Theron)becomes pregnant; expecting twins. But something is strange, something is amiss.

This is a slow ride to an abrupt, teaser of a thriller ending. Depp and Theron have both turned in better performances elsewhere. The little sister, played by Clea DuVall, showed the most emotion. Joe Morton and Blair Brown were also featured. This had the potential, but missed the target on splash down.


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