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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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Karen Daniels
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Don Mitchum
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Elliot Henschel
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Oz Gilbert (as Kevin Mcnulty)
Leslie Horan ...
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Bob Matthews
Greg Michaels ...
Rusty Porter
Peter Bryant ...
John Daniels
Tracy New ...
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BJ Harrison ...
Emily (as B.J. Harrison)
Neil Denis ...
Michael Daniels
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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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Max Q is indeed the point of maximum dynamic pressure on a vehicle during launch. It's also the name of the rock band whose members are all astronauts. See more »

Goofs

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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Interesting way to kill two hours
24 November 1998 | by (South Hadley, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie, essentially a modern-day _Apollo 13_, was entertaining in the tradition of Jerry Bruckheimer films. Overall, I enjoyed it, though performances from Campbell and Brewster were fairly flat. In my opinion, Geoffrey Blake was the standout, playing a civilian filmmaker sent to document the launch of the corporate satellite. He created a character that was easy to identify with and entertaining to watch. Overall, this is light, low-budget entertainment; people in search of a rip-roaring blockbuster would do better to rent _Armageddon_ again. But as made-for-TV movies go, this one is a standout.


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