Plot: Frank Corvin, “Hawk” Hawkins, Jerry O’Neill and Tank Sullivan were hotdog members of Project DAEDALUS, the Air Force’s test program for space travel. Their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia’s mysterious Ikon communications satellite’s orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash into Earth.
Rating: PG-13 for some language
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Written By: Ken Kaufman and Howard Klausner
Production: Clipsal Films, Mad Chance, Malpaso Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
In Theaters: August 04, 2000
Box Office: $90,454,043 (USA)
Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 2 hr. 10 mins.