• Capricorn One (1978)

Capricorn One

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 1998

PG |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Three astronauts (James Brolin, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson) are about to launch into space on the first mission to Mars. But when a mechanical failure surfaces that would kill the three men, NASA removes them from the Capricorn One capsule. To prevent a public outcry, NASA launches the capsule unmanned and requires the astronauts to film fake mission footage in a studio. However, the plan is compromised when an ambitious journalist (Elliott Gould) discovers the conspiracy.

Cast: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Hal Holbrook, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, David Huddleston, David Doyle

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: ITC Films, Associated General Films

Keywords: 1970s, Tense, Escape, Rousing