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Marooned ★½ Space Travellers 1969 (G)

Tense thriller casts Crenna, Hackman, and Franciscus as astronauts stranded in space after a retro-rocket misfires and their craft is unable to return to earth. Amazingly inept despite an Academy Award for effects and an excellent cast. Story bears a striking resemblance to 1995's “Apollo 13.” 134m/C VHS, DVD . Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, Lee Grant; D: John Sturges; C: Daniel F. Fapp. Oscars ‘69: Visual FX.