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Sputnik Fever (2007)

Sputnik Mania (original title)
Documentary looking back at the USSR's Sputnik satellite and its effects at the time and over the last 50 years.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Story Teller (voice)
Gene Banucci Gene Banucci ... Himself - Participant
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ... Himself - Participant
Paul Dickson Paul Dickson ... Himself - Participant
Susan Eisenhower Susan Eisenhower ... Herself - Participant
Thomas J. Fleming Thomas J. Fleming ... Himself - Participant (as Tom Fleming)
Eileen Galloway Eileen Galloway ... Herself - Participant
Homer H. Hickam Jr. ... Himself - Participant (as Homer Hickam)
Scott Hubbard Scott Hubbard ... Himself - Participant
Sergei Khrushchev Sergei Khrushchev ... Himself - Participant
Llewellyn King ... Himself - Participant
Robert Klein ... Himself - Participant
Mike Mullane Mike Mullane ... Himself - Participant
Douglas Osheroff Douglas Osheroff ... Himself - Participant (as Doug Osheroff)
Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes ... Himself - Participant


The launch of Sputnik 50 years ago almost triggered a nuclear World War III. Global catastrophe was averted, however, because of a private agreement between two ex-generals. Now, with the help of recently released documents from the former Soviet Union, the full story of how close we cam to global nuclear war can be told for the first time. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sputnik See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,805, 21 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,650, 23 March 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Varied Directions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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