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The Cape

Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 120 min | Action, Drama

'The Cape' explores the daily lives of current-day NASA astronauts, astronauts in training (ASCANs) and support personnel. In the pilot, the Russians have lost radio contact with one of their nuclear-powered spy satellites. This satellite ...See more'The Cape' explores the daily lives of current-day NASA astronauts, astronauts in training (ASCANs) and support personnel. In the pilot, the Russians have lost radio contact with one of their nuclear-powered spy satellites. This satellite threatens the Eastern Seaboard of the United States when its orbit degrades. A Space Shuttle mission, which includes a Russian cosmonaut, is deployed to prevent the spy satellite from de-orbiting. Written by See less
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Updated Sep 1, 1996

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Sep 9, 1996 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Corbin Bernsen
USAF Col. Henry 'Bull' Eckert USAF Col. Henry 'Bull' Eckert   See fewer
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Adam Baldwin
Col. Jack Riles Col. Jack Riles   See fewer
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Cameron Bancroft
Capt. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Beaumont, ASCAN Capt. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Beaumont, ASCAN   See fewer
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Bobby Hosea
Marine Pilot Maj. Reggie Warren Marine Pilot Maj. Reggie Warren   See fewer
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David Kelsey
D.B. Woods, ASCAN D.B. Woods, ASCAN   See fewer
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Katie Mitchell
Chief PAO Andrea Wyler Chief PAO Andrea Wyler   See fewer
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Bobbie Phillips
Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara DeSantos, ASCAN Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara DeSantos, ASCAN   See fewer
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Chad Willett
Peter Engel, ASCAN (teacher in space) Peter Engel, ASCAN (teacher in space)   See fewer
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Tyra Ferrell
Mission Specialist Tamara St. James Mission Specialist Tamara St. James   See fewer
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Whitman Mayo
Sweets (owner of the Moonshot Bar & Grill) Sweets (owner of the Moonshot Bar & Grill)   See fewer
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Michael Hartson
Curt Beaumont (Capt. Zeke Beaumont's Brother) Curt Beaumont (Capt. Zeke Beaumont's Brother)   See fewer
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Tom Nowicki
Soviet Astronaut Major Mikoyan Soviet Astronaut Major Mikoyan   See fewer
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Robin O'Dell
Ellen Eckert (Col. Eckert's Wife) Ellen Eckert (Col. Eckert's Wife)   See fewer
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Sam Anderson
Kevin Davis, Capcom Kevin Davis, Capcom   See fewer
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Nick Corirossi
Noah Riles Noah Riles   See fewer
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Mike Pniewski
Chris Nunziata Chris Nunziata   See fewer
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Jim R. Coleman
Technician (Pete) Technician (Pete)   See fewer
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Melissa Kolaks
The Girl The Girl   See fewer
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Nancy Duerr
State Dept. Official State Dept. Official   See fewer
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William Childers
Space Command Space Command   See fewer
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Jim Grimshaw
Pentagon Official Pentagon Official   See fewer
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Michael Costello
NASA Official #1 NASA Official #1   See fewer
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Steve Raulerson
Soviet Official Soviet Official   See fewer
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Mikki Scanlon
Janet Presser (as Mikki McKeever) Janet Presser (as Mikki McKeever)   See fewer
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Greg Davis Jr.
Kid #1 (as Gregory D. Davis II) Kid #1 (as Gregory D. Davis II)   See fewer
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Suzanne Niedland
News Anchor (as Suzanne Arthur) News Anchor (as Suzanne Arthur)   See fewer
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Paul Kiernan
Engineer Engineer   See fewer
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Pete Penuel
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Brett Rice
Technician #1 Technician #1   See fewer
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Bill Cordell
Technician #2 Technician #2   See fewer
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Nancy Barber
Gail Weathers Gail Weathers   See fewer
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Janis Benson
Hospital Doctor Hospital Doctor   See fewer
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Phillip Martinez
Technician Technician   See fewer
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John Wade
NASA Official #2 NASA Official #2   See fewer
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Jim Harrington
Self (Launch Director) Self (Launch Director)   See fewer
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Kevin McGuire
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Vivienne Sendaydiego
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Rich Williams
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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Michael S. Nunez
Various Featured Extra (uncredited) Various Featured Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.4 / 10 | 177 votes