I remember really enjoying this movie as a child so I recently rented it from Netflix. It moved a lot slower and the acting seemed a bit forced, but it was still a fun movie. It’s about sending a maned craft to Mars and the government conspiracy that goes along with it after the astronauts are pulled at the last minute and forced to fake the landing. Big bad government and big bad corporations deceiving the average joe and only one reporter who risks everything to find the truth. One of the first movies to play on that theme, I think.
Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Brenda Vaccaro and OJ Simpson (who doesn’t speak much so I am not sure why they included him).
Anyway…harmless fun and mostly a safe family movie (some unnecessary language from Telly Savalas) rated PG