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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
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Ed the Bully (as T.J. Beacom)
James Benson ...
Gertz
Janis Benson ...
Gerta
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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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This movie shares many commonalities with Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff, including the problems with designing the Mercury capsule and the presence of Mac the chimp and Alan Shepherd. See more »

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One of the characters drives a Volkswagen, at least a 1958. VW came out with square back window with the 58 model. This time period is the middle of 1957. See more »

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References North by Northwest (1959) 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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