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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

Doppelgänger (original title)
The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun.

Director:

Robert Parrish

Writers:

Gerry Anderson (story), Sylvia Anderson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Thinnes ... Colonel Glenn Ross
Ian Hendry ... John Kane
Patrick Wymark ... Jason Webb
Lynn Loring ... Sharon Ross
Loni von Friedl ... Lisa Hartmann
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Paulo Landi (as Franco Derosa)
Herbert Lom ... Doctor Hassler
George Sewell ... Mark Neuman
Ed Bishop ... David Poulson (as Edward Bishop)
Philip Madoc ... Dr. Pontini
Vladek Sheybal ... Psychiatrist
George Mikell George Mikell ... Captain Ross
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Storyline

A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Man has conquered the moon with the epic Apollo 11 flight! Now take another momentous journey! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Patrick Wymark's character complains of heart trouble early in the film. Ironically, Wymark really did have a bad heart and died the following year. See more »

Goofs

When Jason Webb's first is seen, in the video briefing room, there's a shot of the NASA liaison, however, even though NASA is an acronym for National Air and Space Administration, it never was written with full-stops after each letter, i.e; N.A.S.A. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Hartmann: That was a penny for your thoughts. If they are as confused as mine, perhaps sharing them will help?
Glenn Ross: Did you say a penny? Well, it's a buyer's market.
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Alternate Versions

American television prints cut the close-up of the oral contraceptives case (including its label), meaning only people who knew what one looked like would understand the point. See more »

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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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A wonderfull flashback!
23 November 2002 | by Lost_cowSee all my reviews

I'll admit that like many others here this is a movie I've seen many times as a kid in the 70's. :)

The concept and story are just wonderfull. My favorite type of sci-fi, the kind that makes you think and doesn't completely bombard you with special effects.

Speaking of special effects, without spilling any beans I can say if you like The Thunderbirds, you'll love the SFX in this movie.

Gets a 8 on 10 for me.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$332,750
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Century 21 Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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