- Original title
- Running time
- 123 min.
- United States
Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner
Jack N. Green
Tommy Lee Jones,
Marcia Gay Harden,
Courtney B. Vance,
Nils Allen Stewart,
Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures present a Malpaso / Mad Chance production
Adventure. Drama | Space Adventure. Old Age. Friendship
- Synopsis / Plot
- In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, Team Daedalus was pushed aside and a chimpanzee got the honor. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died.
Now, over four decades later, the Russian satellite Ikon has suffered a systems failure that Russian officials insist will cause a total communications blackout in their country. NASA official Bob Gerson stumbles toward a solution - and finds it in a very unexpected place. Since Ikon has the same guidance system as early American satellite Skylab, Skylab's designer should know how to fix Ikon. But Gerson already knows the designer.
Now retired, Frank Corvin is the one man alive who can do the job. This is the chance of a lifetime but Frank wont take it unless he can bring the only crew he trusts to do the job with him.
Team Daedalus is back in action.
Frank, Hawk Hawkins, Jerry O'Neil and Tank Sullivan stretch the rules and strain the patience of Eugene Davis, their Flight Director, as well as their much younger counterparts, Ethan Glance and Roger Hines. Seasoned veterans with an attitude, they relish the opportunity to show their stuff. They will be tested and they will need every ounce of strength and resourcefulness to make it through their abbreviated training, complete their mission and rescue Ikon. The heroic challenge has arrived.
Let the countdown begin.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound Effects
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