18 certificateThe Astronaut's Wife is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Astronaut's Wife is a 2 star programme

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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

Directed by
Rand Ravich

When US astronaut Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) goes offline for two minutes in deep space, Houston starts to pay close attention.

While repairing machinery outside his craft, he is involved in an accident which nearly claims his life.

However, Armacost is quickly back in contact with his NASA pals and returns to Earth without any other extraterrestrial capers.

But when he gets back to his wife Jillian (Charlize Theron), she realises that he is slightly different. She becomes pregnant with twins but he remains curiously distant. What really happened up there?

With nods to Roman Polanski's 1968 horror classic Rosemary's Baby and a couple of astronauts-in-trouble movies, this is a compelling modern chiller which builds slowly and sucks you in.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

2/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Johnny DeppJohnny Depp...Commander Spencer Armacost
Image for Charlize TheronCharlize Theron...Jillian Armacost
Image for Joe MortonJoe Morton...Sherman Reese
Image for Clea DuVallClea DuVall...Nan
Donna Murphy...Natalie Streck
Nick Cassavetes...Capt. Alex Streck
Samantha Eggar...Dr. Patraba
Gary Grubbs...NASA Director
Image for Blair BrownBlair Brown...Shelly McLaren
Image for Tom NoonanTom Noonan...Jackson McLaren
Tom O'Brien...Allen Dodge
Lucy Lin...Shelly Carter
Michael Crider...Pat Elliott
Jacob Stein...Calvin
Timothy Wicker...Wide Eyed Kid