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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. 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 into Earth.
Boys will be boys.
Title: Space Cowboys
Release Date: August 01, 2000
Runtime: 130 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Colors: Black and White, Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some language.
Clint Eastwood ...Frank Corvin
Tommy Lee Jones ...Hawk Hawkins
Donald Sutherland ...Jerry O'Neill
James Garner ...Tank Sullivan
James Cromwell ...Bob Gerson
Marcia Gay Harden ...Sara Holland
William Devane ...Eugene Davis
Loren Dean ...Ethan Glance
Courtney B. Vance ...Roger Hines
Barbara Babcock ...Barbara Corvin
Rade Serbedzija ...General Vostov
Blair Brown ...Dr. Anne Caruthers
Jay Leno ...Himself
Nils Allen Stewart ...Tiny
Deborah Jolly ...Cocktail Waitress
Toby Stephens ...young Frank
Eli Craig ...young Hawk
John Mallory Asher ...young Jerry
Matt McColm ...young Tank
Billie Worley ...young Gerson
Chris Wylde ...Jason
Anne Stedman ...Jason's Girlfriend
James MacDonald ...Capcom
Kate McNeil ...Female Astronaut #1
Karen M. Waldron ...Female Astronaut #2 (as Karen Mistal)
John Linton ...Male Astronaut #1 (as John K. Linto)
Mark Thomason ...Mission Control Tech
Georgia Emelin ...Jerry's Girlfriend
Rick Scarry ...State Department Official
Paul Pender ...JBC Security Guard
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Space Cowboys Horror Film Trailer 1
"FLY ME TO THE MOON (In Other Words)"
"SPACE COWBOY (YIPEE-YI-YAY)"
"THE BEST IS YET TO COME"
"HIT THE ROAD, JACK"
"GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS"
"TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT"
More Movie Taglines:
- Boys will be boys.
- Space will never be the same
- Bob Gerson: I can't fill up a space shuttle with geriatrics!
Frank Corvin: Clock's ticking, Bob. And I'm only getting older.
Sara Holland: 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?
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: What is a pancreas, anyhow? I mean, I don't know what the damn thing does for you, besides give you cancer.
Frank Corvin: Well, what do you say, Reverend? You think a prayer's in order? Tank Sullivan: I was just reciting the Shepard's Prayer. Alan Shepard's prayer. Oh Lord, please don't let us screw up. Amen.
- In the film, the four astronauts appear together on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). To promote the film, they all appeared together on the same show.
The night scenes where Tommy Lee Jones and Marcia Gay Harden are alone together was filmed in the University of Houston - Downtown campus satellite parking lot; permission from the university was needed to film the night scenes. Clint Eastwood met with UHD president Dr. Maximillian Castillo in person in late 1998 before filming began.
Clint Eastwood wrote the theme that plays at the beginning of the movie and it was worked into the score by Lennie Niehaus.
The modeling department put a Space Mr. Coffee in the cargo bay of the shuttle. This was the idea of chief modelmaker 'Adam Savage (II)', now co-host of _"MythBusters" (2003)_ on the Discovery Channel.
Originally Sean Connery was supposed to play Jerry O"Neil and Jack Nicholson was supposed to play Tank Sullivan.
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