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Astronaut (2019)

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A lonely widower battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.

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Shelagh McLeod

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Shelagh McLeod
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Credited cast:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Angus
Lyriq Bent ... Jim
Colm Feore ... Marcus
Krista Bridges ... Molly
Art Hindle ... Joe
Richie Lawrence ... Barney
Graham Greene ... Len
Jennifer Phipps Jennifer Phipps ... Alice
Joan Gregson ... Frannie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Beech Sandra Beech ... Jenny
Anthony Bekenn ... The Doctor
Jason Burke Jason Burke ... Road Construction Engineer
Jeff Douglas Jeff Douglas ... Security Guard
Rosemary Dunmore Rosemary Dunmore ... Ventura Evaluator
Brendan Flynn ... Young Carer
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Angus is an elderly widower in a dysfunctional family. When a billionaire announces a competition that grants three individuals a chance to fly in space, Angus sees his chance to live out a lifelong dream. Lying about his age, Angus successfully enters the competition, and wins one of the three spots.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Astronaut See more »

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Slow but rewarding ride
3 August 2019 | by anthonyjlangfordSee all my reviews

If you're old, life isn't over. That's the crux of the story. It has a big heart and it eventually wins you over.

Sure it's slow. Yes it's pretty unrealistic. And it can be cheesy at times, but for the most part, it's a touching story of trying to fulfill your dream at any age.

Richard Dreyfuss, as always, is great. His performance holds it all together, though there are some other good performances too.

Leading a fulfilling life is important but it's not all about your dreams. It's those who surround us who make it truly worthwhile. Ultimately, it's about family.


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