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Race to Space (2001)

 -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Michael Tylo ...
Guidance Technician
Scott Thompson Baker ...
Telemetry Technician
Michael Jeffrey Woods ...
Dexterity Technician
T.J. Beacom ...
Ed the Bully
James Benson ...
Gertz
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Fielding
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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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some language and peril | See all certifications »
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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Avventura nello spazio  »

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$4,750,000 (estimated)
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The character Roger Thornhill (played by William Devane) is clearly a reference to Cary Grant's character, Roger O. Thornhill in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). See more »

Goofs

There are 3 continuity errors when Billy takes a ride with Alan Shepard: 1. The plane on the tarmac has a different tail number than the plane in flight. 2. The plane on the tarmac has no name under the rear seat's canopy but the plane in flight does. 3. When Billy makes a left turn the exterior shot is flopped to make the plane's right turn appear to be a left turn (the tail number is mirrored). See more »

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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Perfect Family Fare!
4 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Incredible action. Heartwarming story. All set against the backdrop of the most exciting race in history--the race to the moon.

My kids stood up and cheered at the end of this terrific movie.

James Woods, Anabeth Gish, William Devane, William Atherton--what a great cast! And that little muppet Alex Linz--he totally put it over.

I could see this movie over and over (kid at heart.)


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