Capricorn One (1977)

Part of our FILM FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT: Friday 20th – Sunday 29th September 2019.

Three astronauts (James Brolin, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson) are about to launch into space on the first mission to Mars.

But when a potentially fatal mechanical failure comes to light, NASA removes the three men from the Capricorn One capsule.

To prevent a public outcry, NASA launches the capsule unmanned leaving the astronauts to film fake mission footage in a studio.

However, the plan might be at risk when an ambitious journalist (Elliott Gould) discovers the conspiracy.

“Elliot Gould’s enjoyably dry irony makes this 70’s conspiracy thriller still engaging” – EMPIRE ★★★★

“Ingenious thriller” – Radio Times ★★★★