The Astronaut Farmer

The Astronaut Farmer

DVD - 2007
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With the support of his wife and children, Charles Farmer chases his dream to build a rocket to blast into space.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
ISBN: 9781419844270
141984427X
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Astro 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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ncs1961
Oct 19, 2017

I guess this story falls into the "fairy tale" category - improbable plot, lesson-driven, characters people of all ages can relate to (or at least become familiar enough with to form an opinion ). I recommend it

hania4987 Jun 15, 2014

EVERYONE needs to see this movie!

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zipread
Mar 13, 2012

The Astronaut Farmer DVD With Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen. A beautiful story, however improbable, set in the wide and wonderful back country of west Texas. The photography and the excellent camerawork, much of it possible only in this magical country that is by turns both luscious and ser propels this film like rocket fuel. . The visual scenes at the magic light hours at dawn and dusk are particularly golden. The man Farmer has a once in a lifetime dream: to go into space --- on his own ---= without the help of a huge multi-billion dollar organization. His rocket, the one he builds single-handedly in his barn, financed by mortgaging his ranch is the Dreamer. Single-handedly (well, almost. He has his whole family squarely behind) he orbits the earth in a rocket ship build of spare parts and the space-programs throw-away rejects and superannuated junk. There’s a solid performance here from all the principals in the picture, especially from those delightful little daughters of his who could have been thbe two cherubs on Raphael’s Madonna. The best lines: his wife’s request to astronaut Farmer as he locks down: “I expect you home for dinner”, and virtually the last line when the family picks up the astronaut as he walks down the highway: “Let’s go to a restaurant; let’s get a pizza”

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xod_s
Aug 14, 2010

It might be considered corny by some but i liked it.A farmer pursues his dream of being an going into space regardless of what the goverment or media says.Its a good mivie about persuing dreams.There is a part where Billy Bob Thornton's character Charles has like an interview with Jay Leno.

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reviewer
Apr 05, 2008

Rancher & his family rebel against convention in pursuit of his dream to build & launch his own rocket. Corny family fare flogging conventional family values.

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