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Marooned (1969)

Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Mayo Simon (screenplay), Martin Caidin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Peck ... Charles Keith
Richard Crenna ... Jim Pruett
David Janssen ... Ted Dougherty
James Franciscus ... Clayton Stone
Gene Hackman ... Buzz Lloyd
Lee Grant ... Celia Pruett
Nancy Kovack ... Teresa Stone
Mariette Hartley ... Betty Lloyd
Scott Brady ... Public Affairs Officer
Frank Marth ... Air Force Systems Director
Craig Huebing Craig Huebing ... Flight Director
John Carter John Carter ... Flight Surgeon
Vincent Van Lynn Vincent Van Lynn ... Aerospace Journalist
George Gaynes ... Mission Director
Tom Stewart Tom Stewart ... Houston Cap Com
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Storyline

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a hurricane headed towards the launch site and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts capsule. Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

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Three marooned astronauts. Only 55 minutes left to rescue them. While the whole world watches and waits... See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Travelers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,350,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was a major box office flop. See more »

Goofs

During the countdown the Saturn V's Service Structure is seen in position at the launch pad, including when the Saturn V's stages are being pressurised. In fact the Service Structure was retracted from the pad the day before the launch. See more »

Quotes

Charles Keith: [attempting to contact the Apollo capsule, which has the call-sign "Ironman One"] Ironman, this is Keith. Ironman, this is Keith! Do you read me?
Clayton Stone: [He's disconnected his oxygen hose and transferred it to Buzz. Now breathing only cabin air, which is very thin, he's becoming delirious due to lack of oxygen, and starts to ramble] Purpose... and objective...
Charles Keith: [with more insistence] Ironman One, this is Keith. Do you read!
Clayton Stone: Purpose and objective.
Charles Keith: Ironman, this is Keith. Do you read me?
Clayton Stone: [starts to giggle] ...
[...]
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Referenced in Wow, It's Cindy (1971) See more »

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A little dry, but good.
2 April 2001 | by antiwolfSee all my reviews

I just rented this on VHS recently. After watching it, I remember that I had seen it many years ago. It was so long ago that I didn't remember details.

I actually liked it. The movie is rather dry, but I actually found it a refreshing change from movies that will throw in all sorts of irrelevant extras to make it an "excitement fest".

Apollo 13 did do a much better job of showing how Mission control worked in a crisis, but Marooned was made before the Apollo 13 mission took place.


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