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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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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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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John Daniels refers to 17,500 miles per hour as "escape velocity". 17,500 miles per hour is standard low earth orbit velocity, considerably lower than Earth's escape velocity, which is approximately 25,000 miles per hour. See more »

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Pointless and moronic in the extreme
21 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Obviously the writers of this mulch had this brief - "Imagine Apollo 13 but on the shuttle with a sexy imperiled crew trying to get back to earth". If this sounds stupid, that is because it is.

Throw in some dreadful special effects, a low budget, a total disregard for reality & physics and a plot which consists of one over the top crisis after the next and a happy ending. The actors however do make the best of a bad situation, but this one is a total dud.


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