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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 Colvin, 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 Sullica, 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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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£567,885 (UK) (22 September 2000)

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ESP 402,640,982 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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At the beginning of the film, the young pilots and officers dialogues are voiced-over by the actors playing their older counterparts. See more »

Goofs

During the training scenes, the astronauts are wearing mission patches on their clothing showing the name "Horizon," and Hawkins identifies the spacecraft as "Horizon" during the landing simulation. However, from the launch scene onward, the vehicle is called "Daedalus" and the crew is wearing a different mission patch. See more »

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Jason: [to his girlfriend, after his plane ride] I love you, and I love being on the ground.
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THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Joshua Redman
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You are never too old to have fun
20 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What movie with Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones. James Garner, James Cromwell, Donald Sutherland, and Marcia Gay Harden wouldn't be worth a look. This one has it all, but mostly laughs. This Clint Eastwood produced and directed movie is great simply because the cast doesn't appear to take it seriously. They are just having fun. And special effects? They are better here than other movies like Armageddon and Deep Impact.

If you like movies where people are considered outdated or replaceable and prove the experts wrong, then this is the one. I watch it and keep getting reminded about all those COBOL experts who were back making the big bucks just prior to the millennium change.


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