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Space Cowboys (2000)

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When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Corvin
... Hawk Hawkins
... Jerry O'Neill
... Tank Sullivan
... Bob Gerson
... Sara Holland
... Eugene Davis
... Ethan Glance
... Roger Hines
... Barbara Corvin
... General Vostov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
... Dr. Anne Caruthers
... Jay Leno
... Tiny
... Cocktail Waitress
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Storyline

When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course. It seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It's important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. The NASA man, Bob Gerson tries to find out who designed it and discovers that it was designed by Frank Corvin, an Air Force pilot who 40 years ago was part of the team who was originally suppose to go to space but when NASA was formed and Gerson's influence they were dropped. Gerson asks Frank to help but Frank still holds a grudge. But after some prodding he agrees but only if he and his team can go there so he can fix it. Gerson reluctantly agrees so Frank recruits his former team members, Tank Sullivan, Jerry O'Neill and Hawk Hawkins to join him. After some strenuous tests, they're cleared. And they go up with two other astronauts and check out the satellite and discover that they weren't told the whole truth. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,093,776, 6 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,464,773

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,884,132
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Howard Klausner had actually finished the screenplay and was shopping it around Hollywood long before it was announced that astronaut John Glenn would be returning to space. See more »

Goofs

During the landing simulations, you can hear jet engines shutting down after the touchdown, but the shuttle doesn't have any engines - jet or otherwise - during landing. It's not the sound of jet engines - it's the hydraulic motors moving the simulator. See more »

Quotes

Frank Corvin: [after hes told Tank and Jerry to bail out] I thought i told you to bail out!
Tank Sullivan: We're staying! If you don't mind!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are static and in a grayish tone on a black background, rather than being animated and in full color. See more »


Soundtracks

Grazin' in the Grass
Written by Harry Elston and Philemon Hou
Performed by Boney James and Rick Braun
(Courtesy Warner Bros. Records)
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Fun - Fun - Fun
17 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

As always. The people putting in the post here are looking for too much in this movie. This was a fun old geezer movie. So what if it reeked of Armageddon. Client Eastwood going around collecting men to help him save the world. Just like Bruce Willis did. So what if a lot of the "Scientific Facts" did not mess out correctly. Who cares. This was a funny and entertaining movie. I laughed in all of the right places. Just pure entertainment. Nothing to take all serious. Get over it!!!!! If you wanted something serious - read a book.


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