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Space Station 76 (2014)

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A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Director:

Jack Plotnick

Writers:

Jennifer Elise Cox (screenplay written by), Sam Pancake (screenplay written by) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Captain Glenn
Liv Tyler ... Jessica
Marisa Coughlan ... Misty
Matt Bomer ... Ted
Jerry O'Connell ... Steve
Kylie Rogers ... Sunshine
Kali Rocha ... Donna
Matthew Morrison ... Daniel
Keir Dullea ... Mr. Marlowe
Ryan Gaul ... Chuck
Victor Togunde ... James
Jonny Jay Jonny Jay ... Trucker
Michael Stoyanov ... Dr. Bot (voice)
Susan Currie Susan Currie ... Steve's Mother
Hart Keathley Hart Keathley ... Donna's Baby
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Space Station 76 is a refueling satellite near an alternate-reality Earth, circa 1976. Jessica arrives to serve as the station's new first mate. While she narrates a piece about how she likes the predictability of asteroids, some placidly drifting asteroids are shown colliding in chain-reaction fashion. While at first the station appears normal and the people friendly, Jessica soon discovers that the people on board have issues due to the isolation and stress of being cooped up with one another in a relatively small space far from Earth. This is in addition the usual problems people struggle with, such as infidelity, loneliness, depression, and drug abuse. She tries to make friends and fit in, but, unable to connect meaningfully with anyone, she becomes lonely. She's baffled and disillusioned by the stiff and irritable Captain Glenn, who harbors secrets of his own. She finds herself drawn to Ted, a lonely, married crewman, and his 7 year-old daughter, Sunshine. Ted yearns to reconnect... Written by Ken B.

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Welcome to the future of your past. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality including graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estación Espacial 76 See more »

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Production Co:

Rival Pictures,Om Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Keir Dullea, who plays Liv Tyler's father, is the main character in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". See more »

Goofs

The foam in Captain Glenn's bathtub changes from a lot, to none at all, to a lot again. See more »

Connections

References Space: 1999 (1975) See more »

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Less is Never More
By LoveyDove, Azalia Snail & Dan West
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Just not what you expect these days and funny in its own way
26 September 2014 | by daviddas9999See all my reviews

Reading the comments and ratings, this movie does not seem to be watched by the right people. I think the problem seems to be in the expectations and the movie being something different than what we are used to these days when you read the plot of the movie.

If you expect a normal sci-fi, where the sci-fi part is important for the story, it's not, it's just the setting. The cheap 70's sci-fi look is humor for me.

If you expect a comedy, with clear, loud jokes, or people being funny, it's not. I found the humor more in the irony and in the annoyingness and painfulness of the characters.

If you expect a spectacular blockbuster, it's not, it's almost more an art-house movie.

If you expect a serious drama, it's not, although it is about loneliness and emptiness in people.

So yes, I actually did enjoy it, because it was different and well made.


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