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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 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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,476, 5 June 2016

Gross USA:

$10,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,232
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Writing and Directing debut of Mark Elijah Rosenberg. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, when Captain William Stanaforth communicates with Earth by, there is no delay in receiving a reply. The farther from Earth he is the delay would increase to many minutes between sending a signal and receiving a reply. See more »

Quotes

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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Zen-spirit atmosphere space movie

This movie is good. I honestly understand the bad rating, because its not mainstream and you need to understand the "zen-spirit" of it.You need to have sensitivity and some wisdom to appreciate a movie like this.Its atmospheric and poetic.Lets you experience space from an angle of basic reality and not heroism nor action.

The slow descend into madness, his monologues, it is good.

A good story isn't about a lot of action, a lot of events, it lies in the subtleties and how they come together.

Just a good movie. I guess, blade runner also had a bad reception when it was released. This movie is perhaps not meant for this generation of action spoiled viewers. I really hope this will get some appreciation along the line, so that we may see more of this quality. Real sci-fi fans will love this movie for what it is.


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