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Max Q (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  19 November 1998 (USA)
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A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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Clay Jarvis (as Bill Campbell)
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Rena Winter
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Scott Hines
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Jonah Randall
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Don Mitchum
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Emily (as B.J. Harrison)
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A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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The Ultimate Test of Courage

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Max Q: Emergency Landing  »

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Not related to Michael Hutchence, this movie debuted 362 days before his death, his side project from INXS was MAX Q. See more »

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A character refers to DC-10 pilots shifting fuel to steer their crippled airliner, and duplicates the maneuver in the space shuttle. In the incident to which he refers, United Airlines Flight 232, the pilots steered by shifting engine power, not by shifting fuel. See more »

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OK, but not great
4 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A space shuttle mission is partly funded by a television company, using it as a platform to launch a satellite and put a journalist on the shuttle. However when the satellite causes an explosion the crew are forced to try and repair the damage to try a forced landing back on earth.

From the opening use of stock footage and immediate title, you know you're in TV movie land. The story gives rise to plenty of emotional, soapy dialogue but it also creates some genuinely exciting scenes. The effects are mixed – it uses a lot of stock footage, but it also has some good effects. It doesn't compete with the more professional Apollo 13 film, however it's quite good – even if the ending is just absurd, blockbuster-style nonsense.

The cast are pure TV standard and don't sound real when the stress hits, however they do OK with the action stuff. My main problem with them lay with the fact that some of them seemed to be doing impressions of other actors – in particular Blake often looked and sounded like Christian Slater.

Overall, it passed the time – but it's not that great, watch a real film instead!


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