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.
Film debut of Jon Hamm.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins:
What are you doing here?
Frank Corvin: Keeping a promise I made years ago.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Was that the promise you made to kill me or the promise you made to have both my legs broke?
When becoming aware the satellite has problems, it is at 1000 miles. It is supposed to be sent back to geostationary orbit (where it presumably came from) but that's more than 20,000 miles higher. That descent is inconsistent with the rate of orbital decay presented in the movie. Also, the Space Shuttle operates at orbits of at most a few hundred miles.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
$18,093,776 (USA) (6 August 2000)
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