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
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