almost 5 years
Geezers in space! What could've been if we had FX 40 yrs ago.
almost 7 years
'I have never met a kid who didn't dream of being an astronaut when he grew up.'
Unbelievable story. Good performances. Nothing really makes it stand out from the crowd.
Space Cowboys is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood also stars in the film alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test pilots" who are sent into space to repair an old Soviet satellite. The original music score was composed by Eastwood and Lennie Niehaus.
IKON, an obsolete Soviet communications satellite is about to fall out of orbit, and NASA are instructed, for political reasons, to capture it, rather than allow it to crash. The onboard systems do not respond, but are so archaic that nobody at NASA understands them. They ask retired United States Air Force pilot and electrical engineer Dr. Frank Corvin (Eastwood), who designed the original guidance systems from which the satellite has been copied, to help them, despite the longstanding animosity between the engineer and project director Bob Gerson (James Cromwell).
A flashback (the very beginning of the movie) reveals that 40 years ago (ie, in 1958), Corvin's...