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The Astronaut (1972)

TV Movie | 73 min | Drama

Government officials, not wanting to have the space program canceled, substitute a lookalike for an astronaut who died on a Mars mission.
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Writers
Gerald Di Pego (teleplay) | Charles Kuenstle (teleplay) (story) | Robert Biheller (teleplay) (story)
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Updated Jan 8, 1972

Release date
Jan 8, 1972 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Jackie Cooper
Kurt Anderson Kurt Anderson   See fewer
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Monte Markham
Eddie Reese / Col. Brice Randolph Eddie Reese / Col. Brice Randolph   See fewer
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Richard Anderson
Dr. Wylie Dr. Wylie   See fewer
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Robert Lansing
John Phillips John Phillips   See fewer
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Susan Clark
Gail Randolph Gail Randolph   See fewer
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John Lupton
Don Masters Don Masters   See fewer
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Walter Brooke
Tom Everett Tom Everett   See fewer
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James Sikking
Astronaut Higgins Astronaut Higgins   See fewer
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Paul Kent
Carl Samuels Carl Samuels   See fewer
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Loretta Leversee
Toni Scott Toni Scott   See fewer
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Ray Dimas
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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Patsy Garrett
Boy's Mother Boy's Mother   See fewer
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Tom Hallick
Agent Wilson Agent Wilson   See fewer
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Paul Micale
Beachgoer Beachgoer   See fewer
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John S. Ragin
Walters Walters   See fewer
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Richard Stahl
Fred, Beachgoer's Friend Fred, Beachgoer's Friend   See fewer
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Bob Harks
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 93 votes