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Capricorn One (1978)

Directed by:
Peter Hyams
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Capricorn One

RUNNING TIME
123 minutes

Produced by:
Paul N. Lazarus III

Written by:
Peter Hyams


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Robert Caulfield Elliot Gould
Charles Brubaker James Brolin
Kay Brubaker Brenda Vaccaro -
Peter Willis Sam Waterston
John Walker O. J. Simpson -
Dr. James Kelloway Hal Holbrook -
Judy Drinkwater Karen Black -
Albain Telly Savalas -

 

Review

Capricorn One is an agreeable blend of two telling 1970s themes: space travel and political conspiracies. James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O. J. Simpson are astronauts who find themselves in grave danger when their planned trip to Mars is blown off and the authorities decide to cover it all up for the outside world. Peter Hyams directs with a sense of suspense, and solid performances from the main cast make this at times improbable adventure into an enjoyable watch.

Copyright 3.9.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 11.01.2024 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)
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