Capricorn One

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Time Out says

The premise of Capricorn One is so intrinsically arresting that it almost saves the film from the sheer incompetence of its script: as a breathless public stands by for the first American flight to Mars, the astronauts are bundled away to a desert location where NASA intends to secretly simulate the whole thing for the TV networks of the world. For a while the film makes the most of the surrealism of this eerie conceit with some effective juxtapositions of illusion and reality as the spacemen play kiddy-cars in their clandestine studio. But pretty soon the project gets bogged down in innumerable difficulties, not helped by the awfulness of most of the dialogue. The climactic introduction of Telly Savalas in a crop-dusting plane must rank as one of the most desperate measures to save a thriller since William Castle hung luminous skeletons from the cinema roof.
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Release details

UK release:

1977

Duration:

124 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Peter Hyams

Cast:

Karen Black, Hal Holbrook, OJ Simpson, Sam Waterston, Brenda Vaccaro, James Brolin, Elliott Gould, Telly Savalas

Music:

Jerry Goldsmith

Production Designer:

Albert Brenner

Editor:

James Mitchell

Cinematography:

Bill Butler

Screenwriter:

Peter Hyams

Producer:

Paul N Lazarus III

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