SPACE COWBOYS (Theatrical Release USA 2000)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Space Cowboys—a Clint Eastwood directed film—has all the earmarks of his directing style and fits a well-crafted story to that style. Even though the storyline revolves around seasoned citizens regrouping to perform as saving heroes, Eastwood pulls the story off with complete finesse so that it easily becomes worth not only a watch, but a re-watch. No feeling sorry for this senior set as they perform outstandingly and refreshingly well with the spunk and personality to pull off a good and decent story. Watch for James Garner in one of the lead roles.

Storyline

An old computer program plays havoc with the safe re-entry of a communication satellite. A team of aging engineers regroup to bring it safely home.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Clint Eastwood for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Tom Rooker for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood), Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), Jerry O’Neill (Donald Sutherland), Tank Sullivan (James Garner), Bob Gerson (James Cromwell), Sara Holland (Marcia Gay Harden), Eugene Davis (William Devane), Ethan Glance (Loren Dean), Roger Hines (Courtney B. Vance), and Barbara Corvin (Barbara Babcock).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie works for its dollars. The characters’ personalities are well-defined. It’s great to see James Cromwell on screen.


Ben Meyers

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