PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.
The film reunites Clint Eastwood with Donald Sutherland, who starred alongside Eastwood in Kelly's Heroes (1970), and James Garner, who played Bret Maverick in the 1950's TV series Maverick, with Eastwood appearing in one episode, 'Duel at Sundown' (broadcast 1/2/59).
I have never met a kid who didn't dream of being an astronaut when he grew up.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Did you ever meet a kid who didn't grow up?
When Frank is having his eyes tested during his medical he makes a mistake with the 5th line. He correctly says E, F L, E P T and P L E P but instead of saying F L F L E says F L 'E' L E.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
In some television versions, Tank's recitation of Alan Shepard's prayer "Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up" is replaced by "Dear Lord, please don't let me screw up".
$18,093,776 (USA) (6 August 2000)
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