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Space Cowboys (2000)

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

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When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course. It seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It's important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. The NASA man, Bob Gerson tries to find out who designed it and discovers that it was designed by Frank Corvin, an Air Force pilot who 40 years ago was part of the team who was originally suppose to go to space but when NASA was formed and Gerson's influence they were dropped. Gerson asks Frank to help but Frank still holds a grudge. But after some prodding he agrees but only if he and his team can go there so he can fix it. Gerson reluctantly agrees so Frank recruits his former team members, Tank Sullivan, Jerry O'Neill and Hawk Hawkins to join him. After some strenuous tests, they're cleared. And they go up with two other astronauts and check out the satellite and discover that they weren't told the whole truth. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,093,776 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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$90,454,043 (USA) (12 January 2001)
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With the exception his cameo as Silvana Mangano's husband in the obscure Italian film The Witches (1967), this is the only time Clint Eastwood has played a formally married man. His characters are usually single and meet their potential love interest during the course of the movie. On other occasions he has played divorcées (Tightrope (1984), Heartbreak Ridge (1986)), widowers (Dirty Harry (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Gran Torino (2008), Trouble with the Curve (2012)) or men who are separated from their wives (True Crime (1999)) but never actually married. See more »

Goofs

When discussing the space toilet, the instructor says that they should make a seal between the funnel and their skin, which is incorrect. Male astronauts are trained not to make a seal; rather, to urinate from a couple inches away from the funnel. The female funnels are designed with small holes at the rim to allow airflow. See more »

Quotes

Frank Corvin: Well, what do you say, Reverend? You think a prayer's in order?
Tank Sullivan: I was just reciting the Shepard's Prayer. Alan Shepard's prayer. Oh Lord, please don't let us screw up. Amen.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are static and in a grayish tone on a black background, rather than being animated and in full color. See more »

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References Jonny Quest (1964) See more »

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LAST NIGHT
Written by Charles Axton, Chips Moman, Floyd Newman, Gilbert Caple and Jerry Lee 'Smoochy' Smith
Performed by Larry Goldings, Maceo Parker, and Fred Wesley
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Fun - Fun - Fun
17 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

As always. The people putting in the post here are looking for too much in this movie. This was a fun old geezer movie. So what if it reeked of Armageddon. Client Eastwood going around collecting men to help him save the world. Just like Bruce Willis did. So what if a lot of the "Scientific Facts" did not mess out correctly. Who cares. This was a funny and entertaining movie. I laughed in all of the right places. Just pure entertainment. Nothing to take all serious. Get over it!!!!! If you wanted something serious - read a book.


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