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Rocket's Red Glare (2000)

A troubled 17-year-old Todd Baker restores a Mercury Redstone rocket as a science project with the help of his ex-astronaut grandfather. When a NASA emergency leaves a space shuttle and its... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Bremble

Writers:

Chris Bremble, John Palmer (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wagner ... Gus Baker
Marilu Henner ... Meg Baker
Ryan Merriman ... Todd Baker
Danielle Fishel ... Sarah Miller
John Finn ... Wyatt Claybourne
Matt Winston ... Mr. Lake
Bill Timoney ... Pete Baker
Frederick Coffin ... Mitch Greer (as Fred Coffin)
Duane Lamb Duane Lamb ... Himself
Taryn Reif Taryn Reif ... Jen Karsten
Brandon Tyler Brandon Tyler ... Vic Henry
Cory Pendergast ... Jason Jones
Clayton Landey ... Colonel Vincenze
Joel Polis ... Colonel Mitchell
Alan Bean Alan Bean ... Himself
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A troubled 17-year-old Todd Baker restores a Mercury Redstone rocket as a science project with the help of his ex-astronaut grandfather. When a NASA emergency leaves a space shuttle and its crew in danger, Todd's rocket is the only one ready for immediate launch. Written by Chris Bremble <cbremble@earthlink.net>

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He built a rocket to honor his father, he never counted on becoming a hero.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mercury Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Maria, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I hope NASA's really not in this bad of shape
28 February 2001 | by silverinsanity2001See all my reviews

Let's just say that cable channels designed specifically for "kids" or "family" obviously don't have the first clue as to what either want. Case in point the Fox Family Network and their film, "Rocket's Red Glare." I guess that to whoever it mattered that a story about a boy traveling to space to save astronaunts sounded like a great idea.

But did anyone happen to read the script before they shot it? I'm 16, the target age for this network, and this film was SO VERY DUMB! It insults the intelligence of everyone - including my ten-year old sister. At the crucial point in the film, when the boy hands the astronauts something to save the day, the lead kid, played by Ryan Merrimen, opens the hatch of the capsule; my sister, all of 10, says, "you can't open those hatches in space - it'll never close and the kid will burn up during re-entry!"

She's 10 and she new more than the writer and director.

Anyway, this was pathetic. Not only dumb, but also the acting was bad. Not very good anyway you cut it.


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