Marooned (1969)

Marooned (1969)

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A suspense thriller set in space, Marooned is the plight of a base commander (Gregory Peck) trying to get three astronauts (Gene Hackman, Richard Crenna, and James Franciscus) back to earth when their mission fails. An Oscar-winner for "Best Special Visual Effects," the film also picked up nominations for "Best Cinematography" and "Best Sound." It was later retitled Space Travelers.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast

Gregory Peck
as Charles Keith
Richard Crenna
as Jim Pruett
David Janssen
as Ted Dougherty
James Franciscus
as Clayton Stone
Gene Hackman
as Buzz Lloyd
Lee Grant
as Celia Pruett
Nancy Kovack
as Teresa Stone
Mariette Hartley
as Betty Lloyd
Scott Brady
as Public Affairs Officer
Craig Huebing
as Flight Director
John Carter
as Flight Surgeon
George Gaynes
as Mission Director
Tom Stewart
as Houston Cape-Commander
Frank Marth
as Space Systems Manager
Duke Hobbie
as Titan Systems Specialist
Dennis Robertson
as Launch Director
George Smith
as Cape Weather Officer
Vincent Van Lynn
as Cannon, Journalist
Walter Brooke
as Radin, Network Commentator
Bill Couch
as Russian Cosmonaut
Bill Couch Jr.
as Russian Cosmonaut
Mary-Linda Rapelye
as Priscilla Keith
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Critic Reviews for Marooned

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

...a self-important snoozefest about three astronauts stuck in a malfunctioning spacecraft while their oxygen supply dwindles.

Full Review… | March 24, 2015
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January 12, 2007
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Marooned

½

Filmed with the hype of the moon landing, Marooned is an average science fiction melodrama with very little science involved. Other than some nice cast, the film was fairly forgettable

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Yes, the story sounds interesting and the cast has some very famous people, but by the middle of the movie it gets incredibly boring and predictable, and it's slow too. I didn't like it, but it wasn't all bad either.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

It unfolds slowly, with realistic but often no cinematic purpose. As the last quarter of the film approaches, it regains its cinematic credentials and regains a tense, anxious air. It truly shines when understood in its timeframe, between the Moon Landing and Apollo 13 incident. It covers the same ground that many later Space Race dramas would cover, and often covers them with better humanity and thoroughness. An excellent window into this tense stage of space-travel... and if it fails occasionally as a film, it can be excused for what it lets us watch with a sense of authenticity and honesty.

Daniel Hetteix
Daniel Hetteix

Super Reviewer

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