The Astronaut Farmer

The Astronaut Farmer

DVD - 2007
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An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007.
ISBN: 9781419844270
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd, col. ;,12 cm.


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Jun 26, 2019

Oddly, this made me think of Elon Musk & what his beginning years may have been like when he started building his own rockets. No this is not a documentary. Not directly associated with Musk either. Every invention started as a dream. You just need sufficient education with supporting, verifiable, reproducible data. Avoid unsafe experimentation. Boldly go where no human has gone.

Oct 19, 2017

I guess this story falls into the "fairy tale" category - improbable plot, lesson-driven, characters people of all ages can relate to (or at least become familiar enough with to form an opinion ). I recommend it

hania4987 Jun 15, 2014

EVERYONE needs to see this movie!

Mar 13, 2012

The Astronaut Farmer DVD With Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen. A beautiful story, however improbable, set in the wide and wonderful back country of west Texas. The photography and the excellent camerawork, much of it possible only in this magical country that is by turns both luscious and ser propels this film like rocket fuel. . The visual scenes at the magic light hours at dawn and dusk are particularly golden. The man Farmer has a once in a lifetime dream: to go into space --- on his own ---= without the help of a huge multi-billion dollar organization. His rocket, the one he builds single-handedly in his barn, financed by mortgaging his ranch is the Dreamer. Single-handedly (well, almost. He has his whole family squarely behind) he orbits the earth in a rocket ship build of spare parts and the space-programs throw-away rejects and superannuated junk. There’s a solid performance here from all the principals in the picture, especially from those delightful little daughters of his who could have been thbe two cherubs on Raphael’s Madonna. The best lines: his wife’s request to astronaut Farmer as he locks down: “I expect you home for dinner”, and virtually the last line when the family picks up the astronaut as he walks down the highway: “Let’s go to a restaurant; let’s get a pizza”

Aug 14, 2010

It might be considered corny by some but i liked it.A farmer pursues his dream of being an going into space regardless of what the goverment or media says.Its a good mivie about persuing dreams.There is a part where Billy Bob Thornton's character Charles has like an interview with Jay Leno.

Apr 05, 2008

Rancher & his family rebel against convention in pursuit of his dream to build & launch his own rocket. Corny family fare flogging conventional family values.

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