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Max Q (1998)





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Essentially an updating of Apollo 13, this taut made-for-TV thriller follows the courageous collaborative effort between NASA's Mission control, a space shuttle crew, and their families after an in-space accident endangers their latest mission and forces them to somehow make it back to Earth for an emergency landing.


Billy Campbell
as Clay Jarvis
Paget Brewster
as Rena Winter
Ned Vaughn
as Scott Hines
Geoffrey Blake
as Jonah Randall
Tasha Smith
as Karen Daniels
Denis Arndt
as Don Mitchum
Christopher John Fields
as Elliot Henschel
Kevin McNulty
as Oz Gilbert
Leslie Horan
as Melissa
Chris Ellis
as Bob Matthews
Greg Michaels
as Rusty Porter
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Jerry Bruckheimer's first tv movie is in the tradition of movies like Marooned and Starflight One. The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor are stranded in space after an explosion from a misfired satellite sends their ships rocketing out of orbit. Bill Campbell plays the mission commander, and he fits perfectly in the role of an astronaut. Sure the movie is filled with otherwise carboard characters, and cliched situations, but what do you want? It's a Jerry Bruckheimer movie! All it needs to have is cool visuals, and a pulsing soundtrack, of which it has both. It also boasts visual effects that were, at the time it was made, far better than average. Not high art, but a fun, escapist movie.

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