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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Colonel Glenn Ross
... John Kane
... Jason Webb
... Sharon Ross
... Lisa Hartmann
Franco De Rosa ... Paulo Landi (as Franco Derosa)
... Mark Neuman
... David Poulson (as Edward Bishop)
... Dr. Pontini
... Psychiatrist
George Mikell ... Captain Ross
... Doctor Hassler
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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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You will meet yourself face-to-face when Earth meets its duplicate in outer space! See more »

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28 August 1969 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

The cardiometer wrist watches that several of the characters wear correctly predicted the widespread use of fitness-watches nearly 40 years after the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

When in space there is still gravity, it is most evident when the astronauts are looking at photographs of the new planet. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Ross: You went up there a man, you came back half a man.
Glenn Ross: [Holding up contraceptive pills] Maybe this is why we're not having any kids!
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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A wonderfull flashback!
23 November 2002 | by See 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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