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Capricorn One (1977)

A N.A.S.A. Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

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Charles Brubaker is the astronaut leading NASA's first manned mission to Mars. Seconds before the launch, the entire team is pulled from the capsule and the rocket leaves earth unmanned much to Brubaker's anger. The head of the programme explains that the life support system was faulty and that NASA can't afford the publicity of a scratched mission. The plan is to fake the Mars landing and keep the astronauts at a remote base until the mission is over, but then investigative journalist Robert Caulfield starts to suspect something. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The most important event in our nation's history...what if it never really happened? See more »

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Action | Thriller

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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Capricornio Uno  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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The name of the crop-duster company was the "A&A Cropdusting Service". See more »

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After Robert Caulfield and Kay Brubaker sit down on the sofa for their second interview, someone's shadow moves behind Kay. See more »

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Lt. Col Peter Willis: Anybody hungry? Oh, the marvels of American science. Here we are millions of miles from earth, and we can still send out for pizza.
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One of my all time favourites
23 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely love this film. I could watch it over and over again and never get tired of it, even after so many years. Is not just the non plus ultra of photography-cinematography, but also one of the best film ever made to my humble opinion, in terms of story, characters depth, dialogues, production design, wonderful music. Every scene is perfectly balanced. It's entertaining and thought provoking. The interaction between the characters is fantastic. All the actors have done a great performance. I strongly recommend this film to anyone who haven't seen it yet. My vote is not 10, just because I wish it was even longer to do justice to the storyline.


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