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Race to Space (2001)

PG | | Drama, Family | 15 March 2002 (USA)
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
Michael Tylo ...
Guidance Technician
Scott Thompson Baker ...
Telemetry Technician
Michael Jeffrey Woods ...
Dexterity Technician
Taylor Beacom ...
Ed the Bully (as T.J. Beacom)
James Benson ...
Gertz
Janis Benson ...
Gerta
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Fielding
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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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2.35 : 1
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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 astronauts are shown flying F-5s and Alan Shepherd takes Willie for a ride in an F-5. The time period of this movie was 1960. The F-5 didn't enter service until 1962. See more »

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References The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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A great, feel good movie!
27 May 2003 | by (Washington D.C., USA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie while doing my daily flip through the channels. While I at first wasn't too awed by an Alex D. Linz/chimp interaction movie, after watching only about 2 minutes of on-screen interaction between Linz and the main chimp, Mac, I was hooked.

I think this movie does a wonderful job creating a relationship between Mac and Billy, and adds to the story on a whole. While the plot may not be strong, it draws you in, and keeps your attention.

Not only is this a story about the race to space, but it's also about a boy's journey into manhood and a family's struggle to overcome something they never could.

10/10.


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