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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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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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£567,885 (UK) (22 September 2000)

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ESP 402,640,982 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner are all playing characters in the same age demographic (70's). In actuality, Jones is the youngest member of the group and was only 54 years old when this film was released. See more »

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Any satellite in geostationary orbit would not drift to a low Earth orbit in any realistic amount of time. Even with the mass mentioned, the Ikon in a 1000 mile high orbit would probably stay up for centuries. See more »

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Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [Frank and Hawk are inside the centrifuge/spinning machine, which is about to be started] The first one to pass out buys the beers tonight...
Frank Corvin: [machine start spinning] You're on...
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine speed increases and it's moving really fast] This thing's moving?...
Frank Corvin: I don't know... Doesn't seems to be moving to me...
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine speed continues to increase] Say, fellas, is y'all's equipment broke down? Fellas?
[everybody's watching the show]
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: You're a pushover, Frank!.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine is now spinning at top speed] I do ...
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS
Written by Harry Elston and Philemon Hou
Performed by Boney James and Rick Braun
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Ride that rocket, cowboy! The team gathers one more time.
16 July 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

NASA is in a pinch. A Russian communications satellite is about to crash after an obsolete guidance system fails. The system was designed by Dr. Frank Corvin(Clint Eastwood)retired Air Force test pilot. Corvin and his old crew team up to ride to the rescue. The aging astronauts are as humorous as they are fit for duty; well. The other space "cowboys" are:Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Southerland and James Garner. Garner is a bit of a disappointment among the "cowboys", but other notables in the cast are:Marcia Gay Harden, James Cromwell and William Devane. This is a fun watch. No great shakes, but really enjoyable.


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