Rating: PG
Length: 193 mins

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama
Rating: M 193′ Low level coarse language
Cast: Sam Shepard , Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Kim Stanley
Director: Philip Kaufman


Covering some 15 years, this film recounts the formation of America’s space program, concentrating on the original Mercury astronauts. The film relates the dangers and frustrations facing the astronauts, the various personal crises involving their families, and the schism between their squeaky-clean public image and their sometimes raunchy, earthbound shenanigans,

“Kaufman has combined the resources and ingenuity of movie making with the freewheeling, damn-the-conventions style of of the New Journalism and come up with a generous, high-spirited look at the bravery and lunacy that was that era.” – LA Times

“From the opening moments it is clear that we have the nearest modern equivalent to a Western: men of quiet virtue going skyward, leaving the tawdry world of log-rolling politicians behind.” – Time Out


Official Trailer