In this desperate situation three astronauts are trapped in a cramped metal vessel with no power. Outside there is no heat and air, and the Earth is 200 miles below. After completing a space mission the Ironman One is in orbit and preparing for re-entry. But a retro-rocket misfires, and Jim Pruett, Clayton Stone, and Buzz Lloyd are Marooned in space. Back on Earth, mission control plans an incredible rescue while the whole world anxiously waits.
Directed by John Sturges, Marooned features good acting perfomances from the following cast:
1.) Richard Crenna (Jim Pruett)
2.) James Franciscus (Clayton Stone)
3.) Gene Hackman (Buzz Lloyd)
4.) Gregory Peck (Charles Keith)
When I first saw Marooned I sat down frozen while not knowing this was actually a dramatic thriller - in space. Like 2001 the story was too slow for me, though there is no moving orchestral music to listen to here. Nevertheless, the story of a rescue mission in space is an appealing one, a disaster to deal with and would remind me of the real-life Apollo 13 mission a year later.