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Countdown

Director: Robert Altman, James Caan, Joanna Moore, Robert Duvall

Cast: Robert Altman, James Caan, Joanna Moore, Robert Duvall

 
Improvisational director Robert Altman hadn't yet found his cinematic "voice" when he helmed the conformist, stick-to-the-script Countdown. James Caan is top-billed as a scientist who is chosen over astronaut Robert Duvall for the upcoming NASA moon shot. In their haste to beat the Russians to the moon, the NASA folks have tried to sidestep several safety

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Improvisational director Robert Altman hadn't yet found his cinematic "voice" when he helmed the conformist, stick-to-the-script Countdown. James Caan is top-billed as a scientist who is chosen over astronaut Robert Duvall for the upcoming NASA moon shot. In their haste to beat the Russians to the moon, the NASA folks have tried to sidestep several safety measures, but doctor Charles Aidman sees to it that every possible precaution is taken. When Caan makes it to the lunar surface, he stumbles upon gruesome evidence that the Russians had sent up a secret expedition themselves--and had fatally ignored all those extra security precautions which he's been subject to. Ted Knight, who received some of his best pre-Mary Tyler Moore roles in Altman's TV work, co-stars in Countdown.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316149119
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
34,979

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Performance Credits
James Caan Lee
Joanna Moore Mickey
Robert Duvall Chiz
Barbara Baxley Jean
Charles Aidman Gus
Steve Ihnat Ross Duellan
Robert Altman Actor
Stephen Colt Ehrman
Michael Murphy Rick
Ted Knight Larson
John Rayner Dunc
Charles Irving Seidel
Bobby Riha Stevie

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director
William Conrad Executive Producer
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Loring Mandel Screenwriter
Gene Milford Editor
John S. Poplin Art Director
Jack Poplin Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
William W. Spencer Cinematographer

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