Cast: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Ken Kaufman (written by) & Howard Klausner (written by)
The story is about four hot shot test pilots from 1958. Those four men seem to be the first persons to go into outer space. The leader of their organization disbands them to prevent their involvement in the then forming NASA and labels them as non-team players.
Until now the foursome has been living a quiet life. The navigator is a Baptist minister. The electrical engineer has a pleasant retired life in a desert home with his wife.
The pilot, who had a penchant for pushing the test planes to their limits, is now a daredevil crop-duster. Their former boss is now a mission leader in Nasa and still as despicable as in the old days. The designer is a roller coaster designer mainly for the womanizing. Here is where the story begins.
A Old Russian satellite is about to crash back into the Earth’s atmosphere and somehow American technology designed by Eastwood’s character has ended as the guiding system. Of course, because of the old technology, only the original team can save the day.
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