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Marooned (1969)




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A suspense thriller set in space, Marooned is the plight of a base commander (Gregory Peck) trying to get three astronauts (Gene Hackman, Richard Crenna, and James Franciscus) back to earth when their mission fails. An Oscar-winner for "Best Special Visual Effects," the film also picked up nominations for "Best Cinematography" and "Best Sound." It was later retitled Space Travelers.

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Gregory Peck
as Charles Keith
Richard Crenna
as Jim Pruett
David Janssen
as Ted Dougherty
James Franciscus
as Clayton Stone
Gene Hackman
as Buzz Lloyd
Lee Grant
as Celia Pruett
Nancy Kovack
as Teresa Stone
Mariette Hartley
as Betty Lloyd
Scott Brady
as Public Affairs Officer
Craig Huebing
as Flight Director
John Carter
as Flight Surgeon
George Gaynes
as Mission Director
Tom Stewart
as Houston Cape-Commander
Frank Marth
as Space Systems Manager
Duke Hobbie
as Titan Systems Specialist
Dennis Robertson
as Launch Director
George Smith
as Cape Weather Officer
Vincent Van Lynn
as Cannon, Journalist
Walter Brooke
as Radin, Network Commentator
Bill Couch
as Russian Cosmonaut
Mary-Linda Rapelye
as Priscilla Keith
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Critic Reviews for Marooned

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Marooned isn't very interesting from a stylistic point of view, and the actors tend to get buried beneath the technology, but it does tell an exciting story.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The special effects are swell and I ended up feeling nice and tense despite myself.

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

I suspect these distinctly disillusioned effects go with endeavours to inject human interest into a basically mechanistic movie. Where the human interest leads is another question.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

... heavy on the technical details.

January 4, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marooned

The film never really launches off as it's paced at zero gravity. Sturges chooses not to use music to enhance dramatic points. Adding to the missed landing is the filmmakers' failing to orbit the storyline around the relationships between the astronauts and their suffering wives. Nonetheless, it's an interesting film if you'd like to see the movie that inspired Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.

Aldo Gandia
Aldo Gandia

Super Reviewer

Yes, the story sounds interesting and the cast has some very famous people, but by the middle of the movie it gets incredibly boring and predictable, and it's slow too. I didn't like it, but it wasn't all bad either.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


It unfolds slowly, with realistic but often no cinematic purpose. As the last quarter of the film approaches, it regains its cinematic credentials and regains a tense, anxious air. It truly shines when understood in its timeframe, between the Moon Landing and Apollo 13 incident. It covers the same ground that many later Space Race dramas would cover, and often covers them with better humanity and thoroughness. An excellent window into this tense stage of space-travel... and if it fails occasionally as a film, it can be excused for what it lets us watch with a sense of authenticity and honesty.

Daniel Hetteix
Daniel Hetteix

Super Reviewer

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