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Product Overview

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.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 208669287
UPC 012236100256
UPC 14 00012236100256
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Conspiracy Theories
Scams And Cons
Space Exploration
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In 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.
Plot Summary
Summary The 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.
Variety "...Gould and Telly Savalas are teamed...The duo is a bullseye...[Savalas delivers] a delightful cameo..." 06/07/1978
Uncut "A snappy script, cameos by Karen Black and Telly Savalas, well-paced action and a nice line in post-Watergate paranoia." 01/01/2006 p.136
Peter Hyams
Elliott Gould
James Brolin
Cast & Crew
Sam Waterston - Star
Karen Black - Star
David Doyle - Star
Telly Savalas - Star
Brenda Vaccaro - Star
Elliott Gould - Star
James Brolin - Star
Hal Holbrook - Star
David Huddleston - Star
O.J. Simpson - Star
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1978
Catalog ID 23869
UPC 00012236100256
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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