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Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun (1993)

Video | 58 min | Family

Life in space. Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. What about getting a driver's license or doing the laundry? This one-hour special features dozens of space professionals---from astronauts and life systems engineers to space suit designers, ...See moreLife in space. Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. What about getting a driver's license or doing the laundry? This one-hour special features dozens of space professionals---from astronauts and life systems engineers to space suit designers, interior decorators and the "Lunar Lettuce Man." A moving story concerning Jaime Escalante and one of his students (Raymond Cruz) is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth. A documentary AND fantasy. Shot on video and on film. Guest stars include Kathy Bates, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Pat Morita, Esai Morales, and Billy Bob Thornton. Written by Steve Heard See less
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Raymond Cruz
Arturo Arturo   See fewer
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Jaime Escalante
Mr. Escalante Mr. Escalante   See fewer
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Kathy Bates
Lunar Mom Lunar Mom   See fewer
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Joseph Cousins
Lunar Kid #1 Lunar Kid #1   See fewer
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Christian Cousins
Lunar Kid #2 Lunar Kid #2   See fewer
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Vincent Schiavelli
Miner #1 Miner #1   See fewer
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James Stephens III
Miner #2 Miner #2   See fewer
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Rodney A. Grant
Lunar Commish Lunar Commish   See fewer
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Jackée Harry
Charmayne (as Jackee) Charmayne (as Jackee)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Tambor
Dr. Stockton Dr. Stockton   See fewer
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'Weird Al' Yankovic
Giles Standish Giles Standish   See fewer
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Tony Campisi
Anthony Stromboli Anthony Stromboli   See fewer
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Billy Bob Thornton
Rowdy Udall Rowdy Udall   See fewer
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Jesse Ventura
DMV Testee DMV Testee   See fewer
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Edie McClurg
DMV Clerk DMV Clerk   See fewer
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Ken Medlock
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Kay Bess
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6.5 / 10 | 23 votes