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142 Ratings

Capricorn One

Directed by Peter Hyams
United States, United Kingdom, 1977
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller


Charles Brubaker is the astronaut leading NASA’s first manned mission to Mars. Seconds before the launch, the entire team is pulled from the capsule and the rocket leaves earth unmanned. The head of the programme explains that NASA can’t afford the publicity of a scratched mission.

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Capricorn One Directed by Peter Hyams

Critics reviews

A striking hybrid of The Manchurian Candidate, All the President’s Men, and Planet of the Apes (with a bit of North by Northwest thrown in), that doubles subtextually as one of the era’s most damning Vietnam parables and makes First Man’s dead-eyed credulousness look even less interesting by comparison.
October 17, 2018
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