Saturday, February 10, 2007

Revisit: Marooned

A Columbia Pictures release 1969

Directed by
John Sturges

Writing credits:
Martin Caidin (novel)
Mayo Simon (screenplay)

Three American astronauts (Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman) are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Remember a little movie called Apollo 13? Yeah, it turns out they made that already back in '69. Sure it anticipated the real Apollo 13 tragedy and maybe all the technical jargon wasn't perfect, but it sure made for a better movie. Even the special effects were better. God, Ron Howard, you're such a waste...

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