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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

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After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Commander Spencer Armacost
Charlize Theron ... Jillian Armacost
Joe Morton ... Sherman Reese, NASA Representative
Clea DuVall ... Nan
Donna Murphy ... Natalie Streck
Nick Cassavetes ... Capt. Alex Streck
Samantha Eggar ... Dr. Patraba
Gary Grubbs ... NASA Director
Blair Brown ... Shelly McLaren
Tom Noonan ... Jackson McLaren
Tom O'Brien ... Allen Dodge
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Shelly Carter
Michael Crider Michael Crider ... Pat Elliott
Jacob Stein Jacob Stein ... Calvin, 2nd Grade Student
Timothy Wicker Timothy Wicker ... Wide Eyed Kid #1
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A pair of shuttle astronauts leave their spacecraft to repair a satellite. There's an explosion. NASA loses contact for two minutes, but the both are rescued and safely returned to Earth. Eventually it becomes evident that neither of the astronauts is quite the same. Written by JHole

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Imagine the face of terror is the one you love. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El engendro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,027,003, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,672,566
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Cassavetes plays Captain Streck. Nick's father, John Cassavetes starred in Rosemary's Baby (1968) which bears many similarities to this film. See more »

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All NASA shuttle astronauts live and work in the vicinity of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, many of them in Clear Lake, a Houston suburb. Yet in the film, Jillian teaches school in Florida, where she and Armacost clearly live. Astronauts only go to Florida for launches. See more »

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Sherman Reese: Something happened up there that these men did not train for!
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: The DVD includes an alternate ending: When Spencer is killed, Jillian is not possessed by the alien. Instead, she moves out to the country. Sitting beneath a tree, looking up at the stars, she tunes her radio to the same signals Spencer was receiving while possessed by the alien - her twin babies controlling her movements from inside the womb, listening - and waiting... See more »


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She's looking good, Houston....
17 July 2000 | by Gary-161See all my reviews

.....and her performance can best be described as enigmatic. So she's lying there while her hubby is doing the wild thing.

"Darling, did you notice how my hair's just like Mia Farrow's in Rosemary's whatsit?"

"UuUunGh...UUUnGGH...can't talk now. UuuNNgh...alien babies mean more work. For some reason I have to push harder...UUuUUuRGHHH!!!!! Oh God, I think it's twins. So I have to work at it twice as hard now. I think my back's going. I'm getting whiplash. Argh..UnnGhhhh... Alien baby, Alien baby into yoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuu!"

"Darling, I think we need to get that Furby out of there first, hmmmm?"

Are they lying down? Or up against a wall? On the ceiling? Hard to tell with all this arty camerawork making us dizzy. It's a case for Scully and Mulder. Do you notice how they keep repeating each other's names in that series? "But Mulder, but Scully, but Mulder, but Scully"...And it's even worse with their bosses. Then it's AGENT Scully, AGENT Mulder all the time. They all know who each other are so why don't they just TALK to each other for a change? And where are Sullied and Moldy when you need them, like to show up and explain the plot of this film? Why, when you're an alien in a distant galaxy whose waited so long for an opportune moment to travel the speed of light or thought or whatever to earth, Would you build a spacecraft that *BONEHEAD SCIENCE BREAK* can't go to other planets because you would need to travel the speed of light and you can't do that because the faster you go, the heavier your ship gets and the more fuel you'd need to propel you forward. In fact, you'd need an infinite amount of energy to reach light speed which is impossible. Having twin pilots wouldn't make the ship go any faster. So what were these kinky ET's planning? Were they hoping that their offspring would just have a nice day out zipping around earth with a "high ma" wave and then go home for tea? It's a long way to send your kids just to be earth bound pilots. But then their extra-terrestrial father is a bit of redneck. I mean, the last thing I'd expect a visitor to this planet to say is "First I killed the husband, then the sister, then I ****ed his wife." I thought they were susposed to say something a little bit more...well, profound. Or a bit more spacey. Not: "I'm really getting off hurting you, earth b**ch." I think this alien has issues. He needs councelling, not electrocution. He's a sexist space pig. And why didn't he just zap into her in the first place instead of wasting all that time stalking her? Why wait until the bath overflows, Mulder? Or is it Scully? And that NASA guy. Monitoring changes in astronaut's physical health is not usually a sackable offence, it's fundamental to their whole program and they're very thorough and conscientious about it. Agent Scully? Mulder, Scully, Mulder, Scully, Mulder. I'm not used to seeing you both without your clothes on. And answer me this. Why should we watch an almost self-confessed watered down rip off of 'Rosemary's Baby', when we can just watch the original. The truth is out there. Just give me two minutes.

Oh yes, of course it's only jealousy. We'd all like to be directors and make films like this. Only not crap.


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