Marooned Review

Remarkably prescient, this 1969 drama about astronauts stuck in space, unable to return home due to a rocket malfunction preceded the real Apollo 13 drama by only one year. For its era, the special effects are impressive, though the plot -- which involves a massive rescue attempt that sees not one but two spacecraft attempting to rendezvous with our heros -- is on the far-fetched side. Kudos for impressive realism in its treatment of the effects of the lack of oxygen on the crew and its long periods of quiet frustration, a great respite from typical in-your-face adventure fare.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 134 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 11th December 1969

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 5

IMDB: 5.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: M.J. Frankovich

Starring: as Charles Keith, as Jim Pruett, David Janssen as Ted Dougherty, as Clayton Stone, as Buzz Lloyd, as Celia Pruett, as Teresa Stone, Mariette Hartley as Betty Lloyd, as Public Affairs Officer, Craig Huebing as Flight Director, Frank Marth as Air Force Systems Director