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Max Q (1998)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 November 1998
A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

Director:

Michael Shapiro

Writers:

Marty Kaplan (teleplay), Robert J. Avrech (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Campbell ... Clay Jarvis (as Bill Campbell)
Paget Brewster ... Rena Winter
Ned Vaughn ... Scott Hines
Geoffrey Blake ... Jonah Randall
Tasha Smith ... Karen Daniels
Denis Arndt ... Don Mitchum
Christopher John Fields ... Elliot Henschel
Kevin McNulty ... Oz Gilbert (as Kevin Mcnulty)
Leslie Horan ... Melissa Hines
Chris Ellis ... Bob Matthews
Greg Michaels ... Rusty Porter
Peter Bryant ... John Daniels
Tracy New Tracy New ... Pierson
BJ Harrison ... Emily (as B.J. Harrison)
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Michael Daniels
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Storyline

A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Test of Courage

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Q: Emergency Landing See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Max Q is indeed the point of maximum dynamic pressure on a vehicle during launch. It's also the name of the rock band whose members are all astronauts. See more »

Goofs

A character refers to DC-10 pilots shifting fuel to steer their crippled airliner, and duplicates the maneuver in the space shuttle. In the incident to which he refers, United Airlines Flight 232, the pilots steered by shifting engine power, not by shifting fuel. See more »

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Most people would laugh.. but I think this is the best Bruckheimer-flick ever
1 October 1999 | by DePalmaSee all my reviews

In a running time less than 1 1/2 h this TV-movie (!) packs the whole Apollo 13 concept and generates more suspense than Armageddon. It focuses on good, old MacGyver-style problem-solving and when it comes to an end it serves us a wildly over-the-top but fun emergency landing.

Only problem.... it has nothing to to with reality...but I don`t care. This one really surprised me. Best Bruckheimer for me. His big screen movies are mostly big misunderstandings of what entertainment should be.


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