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A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

Director:

Michael Shapiro

Writers:

Marty Kaplan (teleplay), Robert J. Avrech (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Campbell ... Clay Jarvis (as Bill Campbell)
Paget Brewster ... Rena Winter
Ned Vaughn ... Scott Hines
Geoffrey Blake ... Jonah Randall
Tasha Smith ... Karen Daniels
Denis Arndt ... Don Mitchum
Christopher John Fields ... Elliot Henschel
Kevin McNulty ... Oz Gilbert (as Kevin Mcnulty)
Leslie Horan ... Melissa Hines
Chris Ellis ... Bob Matthews
Greg Michaels ... Rusty Porter
Peter Bryant ... John Daniels
Tracy New Tracy New ... Pierson
BJ Harrison ... Emily (as B.J. Harrison)
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Michael Daniels
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A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Test of Courage

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Q: Emergency Landing See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Max Q is indeed the point of maximum dynamic pressure on a vehicle during launch. It's also the name of the rock band whose members are all astronauts. See more »

Goofs

When viewing reentry from inside a space-shuttle, the color of the flame is usually blue or green, not orange. This is due to the specific type of shielding used on the outside of the shuttle. See more »

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Not a good movie...
11 February 2008 | by thegeekboySee all my reviews

The plot was not good.

The special effects weren't.

The acting was... not very good at all.

Like others, I felt there were numerous holes in the plot that you could fly, well, a space shuttle through.

I thought the ending was rather unbelievable.

By the way guys, about the "blow torch in space".

Blow torches have their own supply of oxygen (Hence the name "Oxy-Acetylene torch"). Two hoses run from the torch: One to an acetylene bottle and one to an oxygen bottle.

So a "blow torch" would work just fine in space.


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