Space Cowboys - (DVD)
Starring Clint Eastwood et al
Discovery Miles 560
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In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, Team Daedalus was pushed aside and a chimpanzee got the honor. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died. Now, over four decades later, the Russian satellite Ikon has suffered a systems failure that Russian officials insist will cause a total communications blackout in their country. NASA official Bob Gerson (JAMES CROMWELL) stumbles toward a solution and finds it in a very unexpected place. Since Ikon has the same guidance system as early American satellite Skylab, Skylab’s designer should know how to fix Ikon. But Gerson already knows the designer. Now retired, Frank Corvin (CLINT EASTWOOD) is the one man alive who can do the job. This is the chance of a lifetime but Frank won’t take it unless he can bring the only crew he trusts to do the job with him.
Neil, Goodwood. 5 December 2002
Just came back from watching Space Cowboys at the V & A (10). First off congratulations must go the Nu Metro for jacking up the sound to high level of excellence as in the past. Anyway I thoroughly enjoyed Space Cowboys, as will anyway with even a passing interest in space related movies. The first part of the movie is the setup and training of the geriatric astronauts led by Clint Eastwood, who also did an excellent directorial and producing job on this movie. The second part of the movie is in outer space, and this is where the really comes to live with some excellent special visual and sound effects. Space Cowboys beats the pants of most of the movies I've seen this year and will make a worthy DVD to own one day.
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