Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.


James Gray
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones ... H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga ... Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland ... Thomas Pruitt
Kimberly Elise ... Lorraine Deavers
Loren Dean ... Donald Stanford
Donnie Keshawarz ... Captain Lawrence Tanner
Sean Blakemore ... Willie Levant
Bobby Nish ... Franklin Yoshida
LisaGay Hamilton ... Adjutant General Vogel
John Finn ... Brigadier General Stroud
John Ortiz ... Lieutenant General Rivas
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lu
Kayla Adams ... Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor ... Arjun Dhariwal


Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong languag | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


According to James Gray, Natasha Lyonne lives in the same building as him and invited herself to dinner while the movie was in pre production. When he explained the film he was working on she insisted on being a part of it leading to Gray offering her a brief cameo in the film. See more »


Errors in Roy's free fall at the beginning of the film: Roy should have gone "full tilt delta" (arms and legs fully extended) to increase his horizontal distance from the International Space Antenna in order to avoid the falling debris. Once his canopy was damaged by debris, he should release it and deploy his spare.

There is no indication that the workers would have a backup parachute. They are workers, not skydivers. See more »


Eve: I feel like I'm looking for you all the time trying to connect to you, be close to you and it fucking sucks. You know, I have my own life. I'm my own person. And I can't just wait for you.
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Crazy Credits

There is no fanfare during the 20th Century Fox logo. See more »


(Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works / The Waves)
Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Robert Ziegler, Mari Samuelsen, Hila Karni, Grace Davidson, Gillian Anderson
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Very stylistic movie - Venice 76 review
30 August 2019 | by pavao-radic22See all my reviews

I have just seen movie at the Venice film festival. A few quick thoughts -great cinematography(Hoyte has done it again) and acting from Brad and Tommy -there are a couple of interesting scenes that I did not really expect in the middle of the movie -sound editing top notch

It is a movie more for the critics and lovers of cinema art , and less for general public wanting some space sci-fi epic. But everyone will find somethig to enjoy in this film and I reccomend to see it !

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Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ad Astra See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001,398, 22 September 2019

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2.39 : 1
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