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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.

Director:

Shelagh McLeod

Writers:

Shelagh McLeod, Carolyn Saunders (story editor) | 1 more credit »
8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Angus Stewart
Lyriq Bent ... Jim Williams
Krista Bridges ... Molly Williams
Colm Feore ... Marcus Brown
Richie Lawrence ... Barney Williams
Art Hindle ... Joe
Graham Greene ... Len
Judy Marshak ... Nurse Judy
Jennifer Phipps Jennifer Phipps ... Alice
Joan Gregson ... Frannie
Karen LeBlanc ... Elisa
Paulino Nunes ... Bill
Mimi Kuzyk ... Liz
Mike Taylor ... Born Leader
Colin Mochrie ... Interviewer
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where Richard Dreyfuss showed up for a Q&A session. See more »

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Flag of the UK flown upside down in the background of the crowd scene for the launch. See more »

Soundtracks

Got to Have It
Music and lyrics by Haydain Neale (as Neale), Ron Lopata and Tawgs Salter
Performed by Jacksoul (as jacksoul)
© 2014, ole Purple Cape Music (BMI)/Tanjola Brand Partners Limited Partnership II (BMI)
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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