Capricorn One

Synopsis: Charles Brubaker is the astronaut leading NASA's first manned mission to Mars. Seconds before the launch, the entire team is pulled from the capsule and the rocket leaves earth unmanned much to Brubaker's anger. The head of the programme explains that the life support system was faulty and that NASA can't afford the publicity of a scratched mission. The plan is to fake the Mars landing and keep the astronauts at a remote base until the mission is over, but then investigative journalist Robert Caulfield starts to suspect something.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
PG
Year:
1977
123 min
1,402 Views


1

GOOD MORNING, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN. THIS IS PAUL CUNNINGHAM,

CAPRICORN CONTROL.

THE TIME IS THREE MINUTES AFTER SIX,

EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME.

WERE COMING UP ON

T MINUS 32 MINS. 21 SECS... MARK.

TO FACILITATE THE BROADCAST MEDIA,

WE WILL PRECEDE EACH ANNOUNCEMEN WITH A 5 SECS. TONE, FOLLOWED

BY A 1 SEC. PAUSE.

ANYONE WHO HASN'T GOT A PRESS KI CAN PICK ONE AT THE INFORMATION TRAILER.

AT THE PRESENT TIME,

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO,

ALL LIGHTS ARE GREEN.

TO REVIEW THE MORNING FOR YOU,

AT T MINUS 8 HRS. 5 MINS.,

LAUNCH COMPLEX THIRTY-NINE

WAS CLEARED:

AND WE BEGAN TO LOAD LIQUID

PROPELLANT INTO THE LAUNCH VEHICLE.

AT T MINUS 4 HRS 30 MINS.

COLONEL CHARLES BRUBAKER,

THE COMMAND PILOT,

LIEUTENANT COLONEL PETER WILLIS

AND COMMANDER JOHN WALKER

WERE AWAKENED BY DR. ROGER

BURROUGHS, THE FLIGHT SURGEON.

THEY WERE GIVEN A FINAL PHYSICAL

EXAMINATION AND PRONOUNCED ALL FIT.

THE CREW THEN HAD A BREAKFAS CONSISTING OF HALF A GRAPEFRUIT,

A TEN OUNCE STEAK,

TWELVE OUNCES OF ORANGE JUICE,

TWO EGGS AND TOAST.

THE CREW IS NOW IN THE GANTRY

ACCESS ARM,

WHERE THEY'RE PREPARING TO ENTER

THE SPACECRAFT.

WE'RE AT T MINUS 30 MINS.

AND COUNTING.

THIS IS CAPRICORN CONTROL.

GOOD MORNING, GENTLEMEN.

GOOD MORNING, HORACE.

ARE WE LATE?

TRAFFIC WAS TERRIBLE.

WELL, I SEE YOU'RE ALL IN GOOD SPIRITS.

HAVE YOU DONE THE EDS TEST YET?

THEY'RE ALMOST COMPLETED.

DO YOU WANT US TO ENTER?

IN A MOMENT.

WHAT'S UP?

I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT THINGS LIKE THIS.

I'VE KNOWN YOU, ESPECIALLY

COLONEL BRUBAKER,

FOR SOME TIME.

WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO DO TODAY,

I'VE SPENT MY LIFE.

I'D JUST LIKE YUH TO KNOW THAT I FEEL

THAT ALL I'VE EVER WORKED FOR,

IT HAS MEANING TODAY,

AND I'M VERY PROUD.

PROUD OF THE PROGRAM

AND PROUD OF WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO

CONTRIBUTE IN SOME SMALL WAY, AND

PROUD OF YOU.

I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO TAKE

THIS BIBLE WITH YOU,

FROM ME, FROM ALL OF US.

WHY, HORACE, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT TO SAY.

WELL, TRY SAYING NOTHING FOR A CHANGE.

HORACE...

THANK YOU.

WE'D BE HONORED TO TAKE THIS WITH US.

WELL, GENTLEMEN, LET'S GO TO MARS.

THIS IS PAUL CUNNINGHAM,

CAPRICORN CONTROL.

WE'RE NOW AT T MINUS 21 MINS.

AND COUNTING.

WIVES OF THE FLIGHT CREW AT THE CAPE

WILL BE FLOWN BACK TO HOUSTON

FOLLOWING LAUNCH.

GOOD MORNING, CONGRESSMAN PEAKER.

WE'VE RESERVED THREE OF THE BEST SEATS

FOR YOU AND FOR GENERAL ENDERS,

RIGHT NEXT TO VICE PRESIDENT.

IS HE HERE YET?

NO, SIR, HE'S DUE ANY MOMENT.

A**HOLE PROBABLY THINKS THEY'LL DELAY

THE LAUNCH FOR HIM.

SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HIM THIS IS NO A BRIDGE OPENING.

I HOPE YOU AND MRS. PEAKER WILL BE

VERY COMFORTABLE.

THE AGENCY WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE

THESE COMMEMORATIVE BINOCULARS

TO HELP YOU WATCH THE LAUNCH

AND TO REMEMBER THIS DAY.

THAT'S VERY NICE. LOOK, EMILY.

THEY HAVE THE DATE,

CAPRICORN ONE EMBLEM IN GOLD.

VERY NICE, HOLLIS.

I'M GLAD YOU LIKE THEM.

WELL, WE'LL NEED ANOTHER PAIR

FOR MY WIFE.

I, I BEG YOUR PARDON, SIR?

OH, DON'T MAKE A FUSS, HOLLIS,

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

I SAID, 'WE'LL NEED ANOTHER PAIR

FOR MY WIFE.'

IT'S REALLY NOT NECESSARY.

HERE, EMILY, TAKE MINE.

I REALLY WON'T NEED THEM.

NO, I DON'T...

CONGRESSMAN PEAKER,

THERE'S ONLY A LIMITED...

I DIDN'T QUITE HEAR WHAT YOU SAID.

WOULD YOU MIND REPEATING IT, PLEASE?

OH, THERE'S NO PROBLEM.

I'LL GET ANOTHER PAIR RIGHT AWAY.

VERY THOUGHTFUL OF YOU.

THIS IS CAPRICORN CONTROL. WE ARE A T MINUS 15 MINS. AND COUNTING.

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO.

ALL LIGHTS ARE GREEN.

MISSION CONTROL HAS REPORTED THE

SPACECRAFT IS NOW ON EXTERNAL POWER.

THE LAUNCH VEHICLE WILL TRANSFER TO

FULL INTERNAL POWER AT T MINUS 50 SECS.

BOTH ASCENSION AND CANARY

TRACKING STATIONS

REPORT CLEAR RECEPTION.

THE PRIME RECOVERY SHIP,

IN THE EVENT OF A TERMINATED FLIGHT,

WILL BE THE U.S.S. KITTY HAWK, WHICH

IS LOCATED 350 NAUTICAL MILES

SOUTH, SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

THIS IS CAPRICORN CONTROL.

HELLO, EMILY.

HOW ARE YOU?

PHYLLIS?

HELLO, HOLLIS.

EMILY, GLAD TO SEE YOU.

HOLLIS, HOW ARE YOU?

VERY WELL, MR. VICE PRESIDENT.

HOW IS THE PRESIDENT TODAY?

OH, JUST FINE, THANK YOU, HOLLIS.

HE ASKED ME TO PERSONALLY EXPRESS

HIS REGRETS AT BEING UNABLE TO BE HERE.

THERE WERE SOME PRESSING MATTERS

THAT NEEDED HIS ATTENTION

IN WASHINGTON.

LIKE GETTING RE-ELECTED?

MR. VICE PRESIDENT? I HOPE YOU AND

MRS. PRICE WILL BE VERY COMFORTABLE.

THE AGENCY WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE

THESE COMMEMORATIVE BINOCULARS

TO HELP YOU WATCH THE LAUNCH

AND TO REMEMBER THIS DAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.

THEY'RE VERY NICE.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, SON?

HUGHES, SIR. MARK HUGHES.

YOU LEARN PRETTY QUICK.

YOU'LL DO ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

WE'RE AT T MINUS 10 MINS.

AND COUNTING.

STAGE ONE IS GREEN.

STAGE TWO IS GREEN.

STAGE TWO IS GREEN.

MALFUNCTION DETECT SYSTEM,

ON SECOND PANEL.

ROGER. M.D.S. ON SECOND PANEL.

CAPRICORN ONE, WE CONFIRM T.A.R. S

AND M.D.S. YOU ARE GREEN ON BOTH.

YOU ARE GO FOR INERTIAL GUIDANCE

AND O.A.M.S. CHECKS.

ROGER, HOUSTON.

GENTLEMEN, WE'RE READY

TO CLOSE THE HATCH.

ANYBODY WANNA GET OUT,

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.

HEY, HORACE, IS MARS THE RED ONE

OR THE GREEN ONE? I FORGOT.

TWENTY-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS TO PU CRAZY PEOPLE INTO SPACE.

KEEPS US OFF THE STREETS.

COLONEL BRUBAKER HAS REAFFIRMED

THE COMPLETION OF THE EDS CHECKS.

MISSION CONTROL REPORTS

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO,

ALL LIGHTS ARE GREEN.

JAMES KELLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF THE

MANNED SPACE PROGRAM,

IS IN HOUSTON AT THIS MOMENT.

HE IS IN FULL VOICE CONTAC WITH THE FLIGHT CREW.

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Peter Hyams

Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, known for directing Capricorn One, the 1981 science fiction thriller Outland, 2010 (the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death (both starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), and the horror films The Relic and End of Days. more…

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