#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course. It seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It’s important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. The NASA man, Bob Gerson tries to find out who designed it and discovers that it was designed by Frank Corvin, an Air Force pilot who 40 years ago was part of the team who was originally suppose to go to space but when NASA was formed and Gerson’s influence they were dropped. Gerson asks Frank to help but Frank still holds a grudge. But after some prodding he agrees but only if he and his team can go there so he can fix it. Gerson reluctantly agrees so Frank recruits his former team members, Tank Sullivan, Jerry O’Neill and Hawk Hawkins to join him. After some strenuous tests, they’re cleared. And they go up with two other astronauts and check out the satellite and discover that they weren’t told the whole truth.
Plot: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O’Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force’s test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia’s mysterious ‘Ikon’ communications satellite’s orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash to Earth.
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Ride that rocket, cowboy! The team gathers one more time.
NASA is in a pinch. A Russian communications satellite is about to crash after an obsolete guidance system fails. The system was designed by Dr. Frank Corvin(Clint Eastwood)retired Air Force test pilot. Corvin and his old crew team up to ride to the rescue. The aging astronauts are as humorous as they are fit for duty; well. The other space “cowboys” are:Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Southerland and James Garner. Garner is a bit of a disappointment among the “cowboys”, but other notables in the cast are:Marcia Gay Harden, James Cromwell and William Devane. This is a fun watch. No great shakes, but really enjoyable.
An egregious waste of talent and expensive special effects, the script for this mangy dog features a by-the-numbers plot and a howler a minute, from the opening sequence in a *twin-seater* X-2 to the final scene (more about that later). If by the end of the first half hour you haven’t figured out both the Russians’ dirty little secret and which of our heroes will sacrifice himself, send me $20 for your first psychic reading.
(WARNING: The rest of this comment contains multiple spoilers.)
There’s just so much to dislike about this movie: Besides the inevitable aging jokes, it’s permeated with stale, self-righteous Cold War ideology. The post-USSR Russians need our help, because a decrepit telecommunications satellite (their only one) is suffering from guidance system failure and its orbit is decaying. The politicos fear its loss will plunge Russia into civil war (apparently MTV and Home Shopping Network are the only things currently keeping the chaos at bay) so we graciously offer to fly a repair mission in the Space Shuttle.
You see, those backward Russians don’t know how to fix their own guidance system. Why? Because they stole it from Skylab. So it’s up to Clint Eastwood and his geriatric teammates to set things right. Why Clint? Because he designed the system and there isn’t time to teach someone else how to repair “Cro-Magnon electronics”. (As Dr. Evil would say: “Riiiight…”)
So why Donald Southerland, James Garner and Tommy Lee Jones? Because it’s a senior “buddy” movie, you dolt!
Predictably, the Russians are lying: The satellite is really a Cold War relic containing several missiles with nuclear warheads still targeted on the good ol’ US of A. (I won’t go into the technicalities, but trust me: This is the sort of Amazingly Stupid Premise that can only originate with a screenwriter who’s shamefully ignorant of his own subject matter.)
Now these deceitful Russkis are so ashamed of having done what our own Air Force has been lobbying for since some barely-ex-Nazi rocket scientists thought up the idea at the end of WW II that they just can’t bring themselves to admit the truth — until the repair mission runs into the satellite’s automatic defense system.
One wonders what the Russians figured they’d say if the Shuttle had been destroyed — instead of just severely damaged — by their satellite: “Oops”? (“Oh, darn, we knew there was something we forgot to tell you!” “Ivaaaan, joo got some ‘splainin’ to do!” “Waaaaaahhhh!”)
Anyway, things get tense when an anti-tamper program is triggered and the satellite prepares to launch its missiles. Fortunately, there’s a surprisingly long countdown, giving our guys just enough time to disarm it. Which you’d think would kind of negate the entire premise for an anti-tamper program, but then, logical consistency obviously isn’t this film’s strong suit.
But the boys aren’t out of the woods yet, because the satellite’s guidance system is fried and its orbit still decaying. So they hot-wire the missiles, and tragic hero Tommy Lee (who knows he’s got the Big C) volunteers to fly this ultimate big rig to the Moon, thereby fulfilling his life-long ambition as a test pilot.
There’s an attempt to flog up some suspense after Tommy Lee’s exit: That young whippersnapper of a pilot got himself injured earlier when they tangled with the satellite’s defenses, so now it’s up to Clint to land the damaged shuttle. But anyone with a fighting chance at a triple-digit IQ will know they’re going to make it.
In the film’s closing sequence, the camera’s point of view zooms up from the Earth to the Moon (while Frank Sinatra belts out “Fly Me To The Moon” in the background) to reveal the wreckage of the satellite, then pans to Tommy Lee’s spacesuit propped up against a nearby boulder, then tightens to a closeup of the moonscape reflected in his visor.
Look, I’m more willing than most to suspend my disbelief, but that satellite would have been traveling so fast (like, several miles *per second*) when it smacked into the Moon, there wouldn’t have been enough left of Mr. Jones’ character to fit on a postage stamp.
I guess that — at the last possible instant — Tommy Lee jumped off, and was able to hit the Moon running. That’s no more improbable than the rest of Eastwood’s self-indulgent exercise in Space Bull.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner
Actors Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Malpaso Company, Village Roadshow Prod., Mad Chance, Clipsal Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 3,632 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema (Texas Instruments DLP 1280 x 1024, 1.9 : 1 anamorphic)