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Documentary looking back at the USSR's Sputnik satellite and its effects at the time and over the last 50 years. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Liev Schreiber ... Story Teller (voice)
Gene Banucci ... Himself - Participant
Jay Barbree ... Himself - Participant
Paul Dickson ... Himself - Participant
Susan Eisenhower ... Herself - Participant
Thomas Fleming ... Himself - Participant (as Tom Fleming)
Eileen Galloway ... Herself - Participant
Homer H. Hickam Jr. ... Himself - Participant (as Homer Hickam)
Scott Hubbard ... Himself - Participant
Sergei Khrushchev ... Himself - Participant
Llewellyn King ... Himself - Participant

Robert Klein ... Himself - Participant
Mike Mullane ... Himself - Participant
Douglas Osheroff ... Himself - Participant (as Doug Osheroff)
Richard Rhodes ... Himself - Participant
Roald Sagdeev ... Himself - Participant (as Roald Saagdev)
Daniel Schorr ... Himself - Participant
John Williams ... Himself - Participant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Styles Bridges ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Brinkley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Daly ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George DeWitt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Doolittle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Douglas Edwards ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mamie Eisenhower ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Fitzmaurice ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Glenn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ed Herlihy ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eddie Hodges ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chet Huntley ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Henry Jackson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe King ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Laika ... Herself - Space Dog (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank McGee ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John B. Medaris ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Garry Moore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Merrill Mueller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Val Peterson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
William H. Pickering ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sam Rayburn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Howard K. Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adlai Stevenson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Estelle Taylor ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward Teller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Van Allen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Wernher von Braun ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles von Fremd ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mike Wallace ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Hoffman 
 
Writing credits
Paul Dickson (book "Sputnik: The Shock of the Century")

David Hoffman (written by) &
Paul Dickson (written by)

Produced by
John Vincent Barrett .... producer (as John V. Barrett)
Joseph Ferrera .... associate producer
David Hoffman .... producer
Eric Reid .... producer
Jay Walker .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
John Vincent Barrett 
 
Sound Department
Victor Blandburg .... sound
Greg Ephraim .... sound
Chris Floyd .... sound
Bill Groner .... sound
Rich Joy .... sound
Landon McCrary .... sound
Tim Murray .... sound
Juan Rocha .... sound
Justyn Rowe .... sound
Mark Simon .... sound
Shaun Varney .... sound effects editor
John Zukowski .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
David Trounstine .... graphics
David Trounstine .... titles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Blandburg .... camera operator
Greg Ephraim .... camera operator
Chris Floyd .... camera operator
Bill Groner .... camera operator
Rich Joy .... camera operator
Landon McCrary .... camera operator
Tim Murray .... camera operator
Juan Rocha .... camera operator
Justyn Rowe .... camera operator
Mark Simon .... camera operator
John Zukowski .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Jason Beckwith .... 3D animator
 
Editorial Department
Emily Bernhard .... post production
Anton Bielecki .... post production (as Anthony Bielecki)
Joey Brunelle .... post production (as Joe Brunelle)
Heeth Grantham .... post production
Samantha Grove .... post production
Marvin Hall .... post production
Alex Jones .... assistant editor
Sarah Katz .... post production
Don Mack .... post production
Maureen McCoy .... post production
Corey Norman .... post production
Jonathan Reid .... post production
Roger Reid .... post production services: Modern Videofilm
Bonnie Rowan .... post production
Irina Sanchez .... post production services: Russian translator
Vince Sanchez .... post production services: VSO Media
Jihan Spearman .... post production
Dan Turner .... post production
Joni White .... post production
Patrick Wilkes .... post production
Sue Gates .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jake Beal .... voices
Dan Bernard .... voices
Emily Bernhard .... researcher
Anton Bielecki .... researcher (as Anthony Bielecki)
Joey Brunelle .... researcher (as Joe Brunelle)
Alex Chuiko .... voices
Tracy Cosimiro .... voices
Charley Darlin .... voices
Alex Endy .... voices
Denis Fontaine .... voices
Evan Geist .... voices
Alex Gershenson .... voices
Tavia Gilbert .... voices
Ron Giroux .... voices
Rebecca Goldman .... script consultant
Lucy Gowan .... voices
Heeth Grantham .... researcher
Heeth Grantham .... voices
Kojima Gray .... voices
Samantha Grove .... researcher
Marvin Hall .... researcher
Michael Hutchins .... voices
Jameson Jendreas .... voices
Shayle Kann .... web communications
Sarah Katz .... researcher
William King .... voices
Zoë King .... Cold War historian
John Logsdon .... fact checker
Don Mack .... researcher
Ken Main .... voices
Bruce McCoy .... voices
Maureen McCoy .... researcher
Pam McCoy .... voices
Alam McLucas .... voices
Pamela Meyer .... distribution consultant
Kate Moon .... voices
Michael Nardello .... voices
Corey Norman .... researcher
Lindsey Palatino .... script coordinator
Killian Pohl .... voices
Ian Pugh .... voices
Jed Rauscher .... voices
Jonathan Reid .... researcher
Bonnie Rowan .... researcher
Jacob Saxon .... voices
Jaimie Schwartz .... voices
Yorek Semich .... voices
Jihan Spearman .... researcher
Peter Thomas .... voices
Kenneth Topham .... voices
Dan Turner .... researcher
Randy Visser .... voices
Joni White .... researcher
Patrick Wilkes .... researcher
Kirk Wolfinger .... colleague
Kirk Wolfinger .... film consultant
Kirk Wolfinger .... friend
Lisa Quijano Wolfinger .... voices (as Lisa Wolfinger)
 
Thanks
Amy Arvig .... acknowledgment: archival support: HD MovieSource
Tim Bono .... acknowledgment: archival support: Bono Labs
Preston Boomer .... thanks to: hs science teacher, Santa Cruz, CA
Josh Braun .... special thanks to
Peter Bregman .... acknowledgment: archival support: Fox News
Kim Burrell .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Neil Calder .... thanks to: SLAC, Stanford University
Chad Campbell .... acknowledgment: archival support: NPR Media Relations
Vint Cerf .... thanks to: Google evangelist (as Dr. Vint Cerf)
Yuien Chin .... acknowledgment: archival support: NBC News Archive (as Yuien Chen)
Jay Conley .... acknowledgment: archival support: Media Research Associates
Donna Coster .... acknowledgment: archival support: Historical Photo Research Associates
Dale Cruikshank .... thanks to: scientist, NASA Ames Research Center (as Dr. Dale Cruikshank)
Edna DeVore .... thanks to: director, SETI (as Dr. Edna DeVore)
Steven J. Dick .... acknowledgment: NASA archival support
Nancy Dickson .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Ara Dinkjian .... acknowledgment: additional music courtesy of
Thomas Dolby .... acknowledgment: additional music courtesy of
Thomas Dolby .... special thanks to
Sidney Drell .... thanks to: arms control expert (as Dr. Sidney Drell)
Bonnie Dunbar .... special thanks to
Skip Elsheimer .... acknowledgment: archival support: AV Geeks
Colin Fries .... acknowledgment: NASA archival support: archivist
Colin Fries .... acknowledgment: archival support: NASA History Office (as Colin A. Fries)
C. Allen Giles .... acknowledgment: archival support: UCLA Film & Video Archive
Phil Gries .... acknowledgment: archival support: Archival Television Audio, Inc.
John H. Hargenoder .... acknowledgment: NASA archival support: archivist
John H. Hargenoder .... acknowledgment: archival support: NASA History Office
Bill Hickman .... acknowledgment: archival support
Caroline Hoffman .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Davey Hoffman .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Heidi Hoffman .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Henry Hoffman .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Jeanne Hoffman .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
A.P. Hogan .... acknowledgment: archival support: University of Maryland
Linda Hunt .... thanks to: CNN anchor
Sarah Jessen .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Bob Kann .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Barak Kassar .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Llewellyn King .... acknowledgment: archival support: White House Media
Paul Kotseff .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Chad R. Kreikemeier .... acknowledgment: archival support: The Eisenhower Institute
Jason Krieger .... acknowledgment: archival support: BBC Motion Gallery
Sergei Krushchev .... acknowledgment: archival support: home movie footage of Nikita Krushchev
Jennifer Kurlley .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Andrei Linde .... thanks to: physicist, Stanford University (as Dr. Andrei Linde)
Paul Lowman .... thanks to: Goddard Space Flight Center (as Dr. Paul Lowman)
Alan Ludwig .... thanks to: senior policy analyst, NASA
Fred MacDonald .... acknowledgment: archival support: MacDonald & Associates, Chicago IL
Maddie Madsen .... acknowledgment: archival support: 5 Alarm Music
Doug McAdam .... thanks to: sociologist, Stanford University
Bruce McCaw .... special thanks to
David Morrison .... thanks to: NASA - Ames Research Center (as Dr. David Morrison)
Gerard Penning .... acknowledgment: archival support: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
Gerhard Peters .... acknowledgment: archival support: The American Presidency Project, UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Rice .... acknowledgment: archival support: Historic Films
Burton Richter .... thanks to: physicist, Stanford University (as Dr. Burton Richter)
Gayle Riggsbee .... acknowledgment: archival support: Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
Joyce Riggsbee .... acknowledgment: archival support: Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
Pierre Schwob .... special thanks to
Pierre Schwob .... thanks to: education activist
Mark Shields .... thanks to: political analyst, Washington D.C.
Charles Shollenberger .... thanks to: space collector
Mark Snyder .... acknowledgment: archival support: Smithsonian Institution
Robert Stone .... acknowledgment: archival support: The Satellite Sky
Kathy Struss .... acknowledgment: archival support: the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Eileen Walker .... David Hoffman would like to personally thank: for their physical & moral support during production
Claire White .... acknowledgment: archival support: Sanctuary Group
Neville Young .... acknowledgment: archival support: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
 

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Also Known As:
"Sputnik Mania" - USA (original title)
"The Fever of 57" - USA (festival title)
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87 min
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Factual errors: Rev. James McQuade is identified as "Rev. James McQuaid" on-screen in the documentary.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Overview of the Eisenhower era, 30 November 2008
Author: filmstuff22 from NYC

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

SPOILERS I never had much education about the Eisenhower years, now this documentary is complementing a book I'm reading, " The American Way of War" by Eugene Jarecki, the guy who did the film, "Why we Fight". Ike was a military man who tried to hold back the military, and apparently so was Kruschev, in some ways.

Sputnik inspired awe, then fear and the arms race. But Ike tried to put a peaceful spin on it to the end.

Also amazing, if I remember the film correctly, 1958 alone had hundreds of atomic tests by the US and the USSR! I had no idea there were so many.

And seeing the strange, reluctant reliance on Werner Von Braun, and Von Braun's utterly cloudless, arrogant demeanor - what a complicated world this is, was and will always be.

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