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CAPRICORN ONE

CAPRICORN ONE

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CAPRICORN ONE

  • Directed by Peter Hyams
  • Starring Eliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro
  • 1977 | 123mins | USA | rated (PG)

Three astronauts (James Brolin, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson) are about to launch into space on the first mission to Mars. But when a mechanical failure surfaces that would kill the three men, NASA removes them from the Capricorn One capsule. To prevent a public outcry, NASA launches the capsule unmanned and requires the astronauts to film fake mission footage in a studio. However, the plan is compromised when an ambitious journalist (Elliott Gould) discovers the conspiracy.