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D: Peter Hyams

Associated General (Paul N. Lazarus III)

USA 🇺🇸 1977 (released 1978)

128 mins


Science Fiction/Thriller


W: Peter Hyams

DP: Bill Butler

Ed: James Mitchell

Mus: Jerry Goldsmith

PD: Albert Brenner


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.


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