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.

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Frank Corvin – Clint Eastwood
Hawk Hawkins – Tommy Lee Jones
Jerry O’Neill – Donald Sutherland
Tank Sullivan – James Garner
Bob Gerson – James Cromwell
Sara Holland – Marcia Gay Harden

Eugene Davis – William Devane
Ethan Glance – Loren Dean
Roger Hines – Courtney B. Vance
Barbara Corvin – Barbara Babcock
General Vostov – Rade Serbedzija
Dr. Anne Caruthers – Blair Brown