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Stowaway to the Moon (1975)

An 11 year old boy, who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, wishes he could go into space also. So of course it should be easy to get into Cape Kennedy, up the launch tower,... See full summary »


Andrew V. McLaglen


Jon Boothe, William R. Shelton (novel)




Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Charlie Englehardt
Jeremy Slate ... Astronaut Capt. Rick Lawrence
Jim McMullan ... Astronaut Ben Pelham
Morgan Paull ... Astronaut Dave Anderson
Michael Link Michael Link ... Eli 'E.J.' Mackernutt Jr.
John Carradine ... Jacob Avril
Jack Callahan Jack Callahan ... Dr. Jack Smathers
Charles Conrad Charles Conrad ... Himself (as Charles 'Pete' Conrad Jr.)
Walter Brooke ... Whitehead
Keene Curtis ... Tom Estes
Edward Faulkner ... Eli Mackernutt Sr.
Jon Cedar ... Hans Hartman
Barbara Faulkner Barbara Faulkner ... Mrs. Mary Mackernutt
Stephen Rogers Stephen Rogers ... Joey Williams


An 11 year old boy, who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, wishes he could go into space also. So of course it should be easy to get into Cape Kennedy, up the launch tower, and into the capsule. Naturally when something goes wrong on the journey, he will save the day. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Family | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

10 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer im Weltraum See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Rocketship X-M (1950), this is Lloyd Bridges' second film featuring a manned mission to the Moon. See more »


Once the kid's presence had been discovered, completing the mission would have been out of the question. There was always the possibility that the LM might fail to re-dock with the CSM - the alternate plan was an EVA (spacewalk) transfer. Since the kid had no spacesuit, this would have been fatal to him. See more »

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Only nostalgia keeps this from a 1/10
17 December 2012 | by agb8369See all my reviews

I remembered this as a kid like some others. IF this movie was an after school special catering to kids, my perspective would be different, but it was not when released in 1975.

1. Even pre-terrorist days, launch sites were locked down tight. Especially then with a war still in its wake. No kid is going to sneak aboard.

2. There is not as much space as depicted in the capsule. They are tight, just as the capsule the kid is shown in at the beginning of the movie.

3. The guard entrances when the dad cam in would not have been so lax.

I could go on all evening on this flick since it is clueless and lazy with effort. Based on the insanely rushed ending, they somebody must have gotten how bad this was and cut the budget- hence the abrupt and nonsense ending. Even as a kid all those years ago I thought the kid was dreaming, up until the end. Due to the odd demeanor of the adults and the lack of logic, I thought the movie was intended to be the kid dreaming and it then would have made sense. Reason being, the movie literally seems like a dream of an eleven year old.

From a kids perspective, the movie would be a 7/10, since THEN it would make sense.

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