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Approaching the Unknown (2016)

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A U.S. astronaut prepares for a mission to Mars.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Strong ... William D. Stanaforth
Luke Wilson ... Louis 'Skinny' Skinner (CapCom)
Sanaa Lathan ... Emily Maddox
Anders Danielsen Lie ... Greenstreet
Charles Baker ... Worsely
Steven Brower Steven Brower ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Stephanie Gould Stephanie Gould ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Franziska Lamprecht Franziska Lamprecht ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Amanda Larson Amanda Larson ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Whit K. Lee ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage (as Whitney Lee)
St. John McKay St. John McKay ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
James O'Connell James O'Connell ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Clare O'Connell Clare O'Connell ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
Neel Patel Neel Patel ... Featured in Civilian Astronaut Footage
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Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonizing Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Desconhecido See more »

Filming Locations:

Hudson Valley, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While shooting within the primary vessel, Mark Strong (through direct account, as well as confirmed by the sound department) was singularly the conduit for Microwave Auditory Effect, an occurrence which was only first documented among stray personnel working within the vicinity of transponders during World War II. See more »

Goofs

Neither the Delta rocket shown nor any other has anywhere near the payload capability to launch a vehicle of the size shown. Even if the craft is assembled using a number of launches, the living module that Stanaforth uses appears to be similar in size to those on the International Space Station, but those along the main axis are much larger and cannot be launched from Earth. See more »

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William D. Stanaforth: Our bodies are more space than matter. There's an unfathomable distance between each atom, each particle. What keeps us solid? Why don't we dissolve?
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I thought it was great
11 February 2017 | by Asian-invasionSee all my reviews

What can be better than sitting back and watching a thought provoking movie about space and human emotion? Other viewers don't seem to understand that not every movie on the subject of space and the universe can be a big budget movie with a Matt Daman or a Kubrick. Lets be honest you probably got this movie from a Redbox, didn't you? For 2 dollars you got a hell of a movie. If you are like I am and like to lounge around and think about the universe and all of its glory then you will enjoy this movie. The greatest strength of this movie is that the atmosphere was on point, in the sense that you truly didn't know what was about to happen next, as I imagine space would be. The biggest weakness was Luke Wilson's character, Skinny. He really brought nothing to the table whatsoever and could have been made much more interesting and worthwhile.


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