Cowboys movie is about
a retired engineer who is called upon to rescue a failing
satellite and he insists that his equally old teammates
accompany him into space. It stars famous actors like Clint
Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner.
The Space Cowboys movie was released in 2000. It was directed
by Clint Eastwood. It was written by Ken Kaufman and Howard
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Eastwood as Dr. Francis D. 'Frank' Corvin
James Garner as Tank Sullivan
Tommy Lee Jones as William 'Hawk' Hawkins
Donald Sutherland as Jerry O'Neill
James Cromwell as Bob Gerson
Loren Dean as Ethan Glance
William Devane as Eugene Davis
Marcia Gay Harden as Sara Holland
Time: 130 minutes
The film was shot on location
in California, Houston,
Texas and the Kennedy Space Center in
Florida. Industrial Light and
Magic was responsible for the
film's visual effects. Clint Eastwood received a Golden Lion for
career achievement at the 2000 Venice Film Festival
screened SPACE COWBOYS out of competition.
Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood),
a former air force pilot was shunned from flying into space in
1958 after NASA was created. Forty years later, a
launched by the old Soviet Union is failing and NASA needs to
have it repaired before it falls out of orbit. However NASA's
scientists don't really know how to fix the guidance system
because the Russians borrowed the technology from the US Skylab
Corvin designed the system and was
still alive. They reluctantly approach him. Corvin
bribes his archrival Bob
Gerson (James Cromwell) into letting his
equally old teammates accompany him into space to
repair the satellite on the condition that they pass the
physical. However, passing the physical isn't so easy for aging
veterans Jerry O’Neil (Donald Sutherland), Tank Sullivan
(James Garner), and Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), who while
still mentally sharp, aren't in the best of physical shape. They manage to fill all the requirements.
the two arrogant
who have been sent along to back them up, the old-timers blast off and head straight for the satellite.
But when they get there, the realization that the satellite is
actually carrying six nuclear warheads changes the course of the
mission, endangering the lives of the astronauts as well as the
citizens of America.
movie combines action,
comedy and science fiction all
in one movie package. Fun Film to watch.
The special effects are good. This is one of Clint Eastwood's most
Wonderful soundtrack. It includes 'Still Crazy After All These
Years' by Willie Nelson.
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