Race to Space (2001)




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A chimp helps bring together a boy and his father -- as well as putting America in the lead of the space race -- in this drama, which was inspired by the true story of the Mercury-Redstone 2 mission in 1961. Dr. Wilhelm von Huber (James Woods) is a German expatriate scientist living in the United States in the early '60s who has been hired by the fledging National Aeronautics and Space Administration to help America launch its newly formed space program. Von Huber is recently widowed, and his … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Gardner, Steven H. Wilson, S.S. Wilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
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as Dr. Wilhelm von Hube...

as Donni McGuinness

as Billy Von Huber

as Richard Thornhill

as Earl Vestal

as Alan Shepard

as Rudolph

as Barnett

as Guidance Technician

as Telemetry Technician

as Dexterity Technician

as Stephanie

as Mrs. Gallagher

as Principal

as Gate Guard

as Air Policeman

as Vet Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Race to Space

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

It could get a whole new generation of kids looking up at the stars and wondering, 'Why not?'

Full Review… | March 21, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

... packs a fair amount of crowd-rousing potential.

March 20, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

March 21, 2002
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

According to the cuddly sweet family flick Race to Space, the birth of the United States space program was important only in relation to a silly monkey and his 12-year-old pal.

Full Review… | October 17, 2002
Apollo Guide

Wow! Monkeys in orbit! Laughable non-history lesson. James Woods has the worst German accent in history

August 26, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Race to Space

Not a bad family film at all. James Woods is fine. The story is cute and enjoyable. A satisfying feel good movie. Nice performances, always interesting. Good job.

James Higgins

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