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Trapped in Space (1994)

After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.

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Arthur C. Clarke (short story "Breaking Strain"), John Vincent Curtis (teleplay) (as Arlington Hughes) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Jack Wagner ... MacNeil
Jack Coleman ... Grant
Craig Wasson ... Palmer
Sigrid Thornton ... Issacs
Kay Lenz ... Gillings
Kevin Colson Kevin Colson ... Captain Michael Howard
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Tug 1st Officer
Kevin Copeland ... Tug Pilot
Ian Stenlake ... Tug Medic
Francine Bell ... IPNN Newscaster #1
Tania Martin Tania Martin ... IPNN Newscaster #2
Michael Mills Michael Mills ... 1st Tugman
James Stewart ... 2nd Tugman (as Jamie Stewart)
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After an asteroid has collided with their spaceship, the five astronauts aboard suddenly have to decide who's to live and who's to die, since the crash has left their oxygen supply almost depleted. The initially cosy atmosphere soon turns grim and hostile, as a nerve-racking fight for survival ensues, no holds barred... Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acidente Espacial See more »

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4:3
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As the blurb says, it is based on the Arthur C. Clarke short story "Breaking Strain". But that has only two (male) crew and is much more psychological. See more »

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It is absurd that no one would send a rescue mission. Particularly since the only report of everyone dead comes from a man with a dubious history.

It would have been wiser to have used the original Clarke plot, in which no one can get there in time. See more »

Alternate Versions

When released for video in 1995 in the UK, the BBFC cut 10 seconds to secure a 15 certificate. See more »

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A traditional story well told
17 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

TRAPPED IN SPACE is an old-fashioned B-movie, made with a TV movie budget and a cast of former soap and TV actors. The plot is similar to those found in LIFEBOAT and the ubiquitous TEN LITTLE INDIANS, with a group of five astronauts finding themselves trapped on a remote spaceship with their oxygen supply rapidly depleting. The only way anybody will survive is if a few of them die, but how can they begin to choose?

The worst thing about the story is the low budget, which gives the whole spaceship setting a cheap look, like something out of a STAR TREK rip-off. The rest of it is pretty good. The performances are effective, especially Craig Wasson (BODY DOUBLE) as the crazy guy, but the best thing by far is the script, which keeps you guessing as to what's going to happen to whom. The suspense never stops, and the tension keeps you on the edge of your seat. Let's just say that despite the family friendly rating, there's some very unpleasant stuff transpiring here.


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