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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

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After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

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Nan
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Dr. Patraba
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NASA Director
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Shelly McLaren
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Jackson McLaren
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Allen Dodge
Lucy Lin ...
Shelly Carter
Michael Crider ...
Pat Elliott
Jacob Stein ...
Calvin, 2nd Grade Student
Timothy Wicker ...
Wide Eyed Kid #1
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Storyline

A pair of shuttle astronauts leave their spacecraft to repair a satellite. There's an explosion. NASA loses contact for two minutes, but the both are rescued and safely returned to Earth. Eventually it becomes evident that neither of the astronauts is quite the same. Written by JHole

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How well do you know the one you love? See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,027,003, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,672,566
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Trivia

Clea Duvall (Nan) can be seen wearing blue contacts during several scenes in the movie. In some scenes, she sports her natural brown eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is being examined, she is told she is nine weeks pregnant. However, the baby shown on the ultrasound scan screen is clearly much more than nine weeks old. Furthermore the movements of the ultrasound probe do not correspond to the movements on the screen. And when the doctor says she will make measurements she never does. Instead she just waits a few seconds before announcing the age of the fetus. See more »

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Spencer Armacost: What I am is a true American hero. Now, the President of the United States of America said that, and you heard it.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Moonlight and Roses
Written by Ben Black, Edwin H. Lemare, Neil Moret, Charles N. Daniels
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Payoff could've been better
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Up to about ninety percent through the film, The Astronaut's seems to be on course to being something special. Leads Depp and Theron are very convincing in their roles and they are backed by a very competent supporting cast led by the always reliable Joe Morton (T2, Speed, Bounce, Paycheck, Smallville). The special effects and cinematography are well done and the pacing and building of suspense entice the viewer to unravel the mystery along with the protagonist. Unfortunately the revelation doesn't quite live up to the buildup leaving the viewer more than a little dissatisfied. Despite the letdown I still recommend this movie on the strength of the performances and on the fact that is a rare hybrid of the science fiction and thriller genres. 7/10.


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