All hail the journalist! The real journalist who’s committed to finding the truth and getting to the bottom of a story is a Hero because the American public needs and deserves the truth.
Let me just give you my opinion about how this movie came to me because it has been out a long time (Initial Release Date 12/17/1977) and yet, I’ve never even heard of it. So, I think this movie came to me because I’ve been reading Barbara Hand Clow’s book, Chiron Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets. Her book is about the discovery of the planetary body, Chiron, and how its discovery coincides with an age of spiritual progress and healing on Earth. The discovery date for Chiron was 11/1/1977. When a planetary body is first discovered, trends in the culture are analyzed to create an archetype for its energies, but Clow didn’t mention Capricorn One.
What a movie! We rated it 5 out of 5 Clapboards.
Initial Release: December 17, 1977
Director: Peter Hyams
Producer: Paul N. Lazarus III
Cast: James Brolin, Elliot Gould, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Brenda Vaccaro, and Hal Holbrook
With under 30 seconds until launch, the flight crew is abruptly interrupted and forced to evacuate the cockpit of Capricorn One, which is headed to Mars. The astronauts (Brolin, Gould, Simpson) were immediately taken to a hidden facility where they learned the Mars mission was going to be faked. They were asked to cooperate and help coordinate the hoax, but these gentlemen were devastated. They joined NASA because conquering the final frontier (space) was their dream. They were honest, they believed, and their families believed.
Luckily a journalist was starting to pick up on the clues, and with his life in jeopardy, he continued pursuing the story. Eventually, he saved the day, and help bring the truth to light.
If government coverups and space travel interest you then this movie is a must see. You’ll be blown away by how easily the American public can be deceived, and the lengths special interest groups and government personnel will go to present, coverup, and perpetuate a lie.