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Trapped in Space (1995)

After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.


Arthur C. Clarke (short story "Breaking Strain"), John Vincent Curtis (teleplay) (as Arlington Hughes) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Jack Wagner ... MacNeil
Jack Coleman ... Grant
Craig Wasson ... Palmer
Sigrid Thornton ... Issacs
Kay Lenz ... Gillings
Kevin Colson Kevin Colson ... Captain Michael Howard
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Tug 1st Officer
Kevin Copeland ... Tug Pilot
Ian Stenlake ... Tug Medic
Francine Bell ... IPNN Newscaster #1
Tania Martin Tania Martin ... IPNN Newscaster #2
Michael Mills Michael Mills ... 1st Tugman
James Stewart James Stewart ... 2nd Tugman (as Jamie Stewart)


After an asteroid has collided with their spaceship, the five astronauts aboard suddenly have to decide who's to live and who's to die, since the crash has left their oxygen supply almost depleted. The initially cosy atmosphere soon turns grim and hostile, as a nerve-racking fight for survival ensues, no holds barred... Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acidente Espacial See more »

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As the blurb says, it is based on the Arthur C. Clarke short story "Breaking Strain". But that has only two (male) crew and is much more psychological. See more »


When the last dead body is released into space to float away, it clearly rocks back and forth, revealing that it is hanging on wires. See more »

Alternate Versions

When released for video in 1995 in the UK, the BBFC cut 10 seconds to secure a 15 certificate. See more »

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A Surprise!
19 April 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

This is much better than I expected it to be. I mean it stars Jack Wagner fer crying out loud! That it's as entertaining as this is amazes me. And you know Wagner is actually pretty good here as his character was given the most depth and personality...and I actually liked him in this!? That's never happened to me before. Jack Coleman's Grant stands out as well even if his character is never fully developed. Coleman still manages to add something mysterious to the character with his mannerisms and expression. The best thing I like about this film though is the ending which raises it above the norm in terms of 90s Science Fiction television films.

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