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Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)

The Last Push (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 16 June 2016 (USA)
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When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude.

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Eric Hayden

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Eric Hayden
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Credited cast:
Khary Payton ... Michael Forrest
Lance Henriksen ... Walter Moffitt
Brian Baumgartner ... Bob Jansen
James Madio ... Nathan Miller
Alec Gillis Alec Gillis ... Charlie
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... Control Technician
Laurent Meurette Laurent Meurette ... Mountain Biker 1
Pascal Lamontagne Pascal Lamontagne ... Mountain Biker 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Druid Altura Druid Altura ... Child from the Philippines
Irwin Altura Irwin Altura ... Father from the Philippines
Mila Altura Mila Altura ... Mother from the Philippines
Lira Angel ... Teacher
Avery Golden Avery Golden ... Boy from Nebraska
Arabella Hayden Arabella Hayden ... Student
Gavin Hayden Gavin Hayden ... Student
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When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude.

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How far will man go to discover life?

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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English

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16 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Astronaut: The Last Push See more »

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During the accident near the start of the film, one of the displays shows alarm codes 1201 and 1202. These were the computer overload alarms that occurred whilst Armstrong and Aldrin were descending to land on the Moon on Apollo 11. See more »

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A good effort
9 January 2014 | by rachaelovSee all my reviews

Visually, the special effects, the set itself, and overall film quality was pretty good on what I assume was probably quite a small budget.

In terms of physics I was far less convinced. The finale was wholly unconvincing and impossible, and it was amusing that the diagrams of the trajectory of slingshots were really passbys that would have added little momentum; and then the pointless burn; and that the sun seemed to be completely absent in any calculations or diagrams! Well, you can suspend disbelief, so it wasn't too much of a distraction.

However the writing about the state of mind of the astronaut wasn't very convincing at all, and neither were his decisions at the end of the film. Physically in terms of his body, his hair, his clothes there were no changes or deterioration over what we're to believe is three years. Psychologically there wasn't much in the way of change either. In short I didn't believe this man spent three years in a tiny tin can.

In the end I'd say this is a wholly worthy effort - it isn't dreadful or anything, and I didn't burst out laughing or shout at the screen. But in the end I was unconvinced, and insight into the human condition seems lacking. But I'll be interested to see what he does next.


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