Action/Adventure, Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction, Space Exploration, Space Opera, Theatrical Release, NASA
Space Cowboys DVD Description
Clint Eastwood teams up with some old friends to make SPACE COWBOYS, a rollicking motion picture that wraps action, comedy, and science fiction into one neat package. Eastwood plays Frank Corvin, a former air force pilot who was shunned from flying into space in 1958 after NASA was created. Forty years later, when a Russian satellite appears to be headed for a collision with Earth, Corvin finally gets his chance. He bribes his archrival Bob Gerson (James Cromwell) into letting his team go into space to repair the satellite, on the condition that they pass the physical. However, passing the physical isn't so easy for aging veterans Jerry O'Neil (Donald Sutherland), Tank Sullivan (James Garner), and Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), who, while still mentally sharp, aren't in the best of physical shape. Nonetheless, they manage to fill all the requirements. Ignoring the two cocky upstarts who have been sent along to back them up, the old-timers blast off and head straight for the satellite. But when they get there, the realization that the satellite is actually carrying six nuclear warheads changes the course of the mission, endangering the lives of the astronauts as well as the citizens of America. With exceptional special effects and a breezy tone, SPACE COWBOYS is one of Eastwood's most entertaining films to date.
Region 1 Note: Back to the ranch: on location with cast and crew and NASA consultants The effects: conversations with visual effects supervisor Michael Owens and his collaborators Tonight on Leno: expanded version of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno sequence Up close with the editor: a conversation with Joel Cox Theatrical trailer
Dual Layer Letterbox Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, French