Capricorn One (1978)
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Manufacturer: Lions Gate
UPC 14: 00012236100256
Sales Rank: 14135
Category Keywords: Action Blockbuster Conspiracies Conspiracy Theories Corruption Deception Recommended Reporters Scams And Cons Science-Fiction Space Exploration Theatrical Release Thriller
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|When the head of nasa's manned mars mission discovers that the capsule meant to carry the astronauts will suffer a catastrophic failure, he forces them to participate in a hoax by broadcasting their 'mission' from a studio built in an abandoned air force base.|
Editor's NoteIn order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth a secret.
Cast & Crew
|Peter Hyams - Screenwriter|
|Jerry Goldsmith - Composer|
|Bill Butler - Director of Photography|
|David Haber - Art Director|
|James Mitchell - Editor|
|Paul N. Lazurus III - Producer|
|Peter Hyams - Director|
Plot SummaryThe government attempts to fake a mission to Mars, but when the astronauts learn that part of the scenario includes a "tragic accident" on the way home, they attempt an escape. A forerunner of the non-stop action suspense movie with terrific aerial stunts and an all-star cast.