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The Aeronauts (2019)

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A balloon pilot and a scientist find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

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Tom Harper

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Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Poppy
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Elsa Alili ... Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price Connie Price ... Antonia's Daughter

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In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Writer, Producer, and Director Tom Harper, Cinematographer George Steel, and Editor Mark Eckersley worked on BBC's Peaky Blinders (2013). See more »

Goofs

Amelia Wren pronounces "caelum certe" with hard C's. This is the current, "reconstructed Classical" pronunciation; however, in the 1860s the standard Latin pronunciation used would have been with soft C's. See more »

Quotes

Upper Class Lady: Mother always taught me, why have one man when you can have two?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »


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Home to You
Written by Sigrid and Steve Mac
Performed by Sigrid
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Chilly?
21 December 2019 | by craiger45See all my reviews

Here's one thing that really bothers me about this movie, they get up around 23,000 feet, where the temperature should be about 20 below, and the lack of oxygen should be putting them to sleep or unconscious, and they're wearing light clothes. What's up with that?? I don't understand how anybody could go that high in a balloon which was ultimately over 30,000 feet, without an oxygen mask without warm clothing and so on.


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6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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