Directed by John Sturges. US. 1969. G. 134 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
Sun., July 2, 2017
Released four months after the Apollo 11 moon landing, Marooned orbited the public’s fascination of with space travel – and eerily predated the unfortunate events of the Apollo 13 mission by five months. After completing their assignment on an experimental space station, the three-man crew of the Ironman (Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman and James Franciscus) are stranded after their main engine malfunctions. Now it’s up to the ground control crew (led by Gregory Peck and David Janssen) to rescue the astronauts from deep space before their oxygen supply runs out.