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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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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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Witness the birth of pure evil 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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$75,000,000 (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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The movie that Jillian and Spencer watch together is Penny Serenade (1941), which also centers on a dramatic child rearing. See more »

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When Jillian goes to Washington Square Park by subway, it's clearly night and dark. When she emerges from the subway, it is daylight. See more »

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Jillian Armacost: They're just babies.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Moonlight and Roses
Written by Ben Black, Edwin H. Lemare, Neil Moret, Charles N. Daniels
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Payoff could've been better
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Up to about ninety percent through the film, The Astronaut's seems to be on course to being something special. Leads Depp and Theron are very convincing in their roles and they are backed by a very competent supporting cast led by the always reliable Joe Morton (T2, Speed, Bounce, Paycheck, Smallville). The special effects and cinematography are well done and the pacing and building of suspense entice the viewer to unravel the mystery along with the protagonist. Unfortunately the revelation doesn't quite live up to the buildup leaving the viewer more than a little dissatisfied. Despite the letdown I still recommend this movie on the strength of the performances and on the fact that is a rare hybrid of the science fiction and thriller genres. 7/10.


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