James Brolin (Col. Charles Brubaker), Sam Waterston (Lt. Col. Peter Willis), O.J. Simpson (Comm. John Walker), Elliott Gould (Robert Caulfield), Brenda Vaccaro (Kay Brubaker),
Hal Holbrook (Dr. James Kellaway)
Brilliantly deft conspiracy thriller about a NASA mission to Mars being a hoax and an investigative journalist setting out to discover the truth.
The movie has parables with the moon landing conspiracies which have become even more prevalent since its release and despite a couple of silly moments (Telly Savalas and the
airplane chase), it remains a minor cult classic of its time.
Personally, I find it shocking that it was completely shut out of Oscar consideration. It certainly deserved some recognition... could the fact that it didn't be telling us
something. Ooh, the plot thickens indeed.