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Lethal Orbit (1996)

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A group of recently trained astronauts are sent into space to probe a new experiment, only to be stranded and face an eternity in space unless successful contact can be established from ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulli Lommel (as Mario Van Cleef)

Writer:

Budd Garrison (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Tom Corbett (as Casper van Dien)
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... Blake Cooper (as Bentley C. Mitchum)
Joe Estevez ... NSC Chairman
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Riff
Christopher Mitchum ... Gunter
Ron Robbins Ron Robbins ... Bill McKenna
Carrie Mitchum Carrie Mitchum ... Meg Corbett
Nick Wilder ... Mike
David Jean Thomas ... Jack Clayton
Bonnie LaPierre Bonnie LaPierre ... Virginia
Kellee Sweeney ... Mjr. Gena Thompson (as Kelly Ann Sweeney)
Richard Wetzel Richard Wetzel ... F.B.I. Agent
Mona Charles Mona Charles ... Senator I
Ulli Lommel ... Max Braun
Estee White Estee White ... David
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A group of recently trained astronauts are sent into space to probe a new experiment, only to be stranded and face an eternity in space unless successful contact can be established from earth. In between flashes of the story, a court is in process determining the cause of the accident. Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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Nothing to redeem it
9 October 2007 | by imdb-579See all my reviews

Acting was awful. Photography was awful. Dialogue was awful. Plot was awful. (I'm not being mean here...It really was this bad.) Even the DVD itself is cheaply made and starting to delaminate. The worst of all was the editing; it made dialogue painful, cutting back and forth between people with unnatural, long pauses...Jan Michael Vincent slurred his words and never moved a muscle in his face.

This movie really is SO bad that there needs to be some sort of apology or explanation for it. Most bad movies have SOMETHING going for them, SOMETHING that made the participants get out of bed in the morning. How could this "movie" get made? Every step of the way, every participant must have known that the movie was an absolute failure...when it was written, when the actors were hired, during production design, during editing, mastering the DVD, writing the crap on the back cover ("Our three astronauts are running out of air...Blake must be caught and forced to tell the password that will reactivate the shuttle's life support systems.") It's worse than you can possibly imagine. It's so bad that I want to hurt myself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Vital Contact See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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