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Race to Space (2001)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family  |  15 March 2002 (USA)
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In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.

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Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
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Dr. Donni McGuinness
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Wilhelm 'Billy' von Huber
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Rudolph
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Dieter
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Roger Thornhill
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Ralph Stanton
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Ed the Bully
James Benson ...
Gertz
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Marc Kittay ...
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In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.

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Together they surprised America and made history.

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Rated PG for some language and peril | See all certifications »
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$4,750,000 (estimated)
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The actual name of the Chimpanzee that was suborbitally launched, was "Ham" (an acronym which stands for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center). He was given that name upon his successful return to Earth. See more »

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The capsule with Mac in it shows a window, when in fact even Alan Sheppard didn't have a view port in his capsule. Gus Grissom was the first to have a view port in his Mercury flight. See more »

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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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Good family movie, worth a look
31 May 2004 | by (Colne Engaine U.K) – See all my reviews

I happened to catch this movie recently on satellite TV here in the U.k quite by accident,and after watching had to order the DVD as an R1 import,(it's not on release here) after initial thoughts of "oh no not another sentimental Kid bonds with animal & mix in a bit of history" the kind of thing that's usually relegated to Saturday morning kid's TV, I found this to be a throughly enjoyable viewing experience, OK the story is a bit thin at times and there are the usual well used character types and plots but it is well acted. Alex D Linz gave his character Billy a good blend of compassion and emotion with what was obviously a genuine bonding with the chimp. This movies doesn't have quite the same quality edge as The Dish which has entered the list as one of my all time favorite movies (I'm not sad really!!) but Race to Space is easy viewing, sit back, enjoy and escape from the horrors of real life for a couple of hours, give it a look there are far worse movies than this out there.


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