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Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)  link to Astronaut Farmer, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1356

poster Astronaut Farmer, The

IMDb Rating:
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6.3/10 (21386 votes)

Country: USA, 104 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Director(s): Michael Polish

Video Codec: Unknown

Storyline:
Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel; the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan - it's post-9/11, after all. His wife is angry when she finds out their bank is initiating foreclosure. Charlie fears failure and decides, precipitously, to launch. Are twenty-first century American dreams just a sign of insanity? Are those who believe in dreamers only fools?

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Cast:

photo Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton Charles Farmer
photo Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen Audrey 'Audie' Farmer
photo Max Thieriot Max Thieriot Shepard Farmer
photo Jasper Polish Jasper Polish Stanley Farmer
photo Logan Polish Logan Polish Sunshine Farmer

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1