Countdown

  • U
  • Robert Altman (1967)
  • US
  • 97 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

A fascinating early work from Robert Altman about the planning of a mission to the Moon and its effect on the lives of those involved. There are early signs of what would become Altman trademarks (the large cast; the cool, documentary air) and he coaxes fine, naturalistic performances from a pre-stardom James Caan and Robert Duvall - later to be reunited in The Godfather) - as the two astronauts, only one of whom will go on the mission.

Plot Summary

Drama starring James Caan, Joanna Moore and Robert Duvall. When the US Space Agency learns that the Russians are close to landing a man on the Moon, an urgent programme gets under way to train an astronaut for a lunar flight.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lee Stegler
James Caan
Mickey Stegler
Joanna Moore
Chiz
Robert Duvall
Jean
Barbara Baxley
Gus
Charles Aidman
Ross
Steve Ihnat
Rick
Michael Murphy (1)
Walter Larson
Ted Knight
Dr Ehrman
Stephen Coit
Dunc
John Rayner
Seidel
Charles Irving
Stevie
Bobby Riha Jr

Crew

Director
Robert Altman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video
Released 20 Aug 1967
Certificate U