Capricorn One

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Year:
1978
Running time:
123 minutes
Studio:
ITV
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Peter Hyams
Starring:
Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterson, O J Simpson.
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Description

The whole world is watching the first manned flight to Mars, whilst its three astronauts are plunged into a hair-raising battle for survival, within a clandestine operation involving intrigue and murder. The astronauts are ordered to participate in an elaborate charade, simulating a Martian landing as cameras roll and the entire world is their audience. The astronauts, knowing their very existence poses a threat to National Security, escape, hoping that one of them will live to expose the sensational fraud. Meanwhile, reporter Robert Caulfield is on the case.