The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
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The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

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An aspiring astronaut is forced to forsake his dream of exploring space in order to save the family farm, but years later begins building his own personal rocket as a means of reaching the stars.
Genres Drama
Director Michael Polish
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, J.K. Simmons View More
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Movie Summary

An aspiring astronaut is forced to forsake his dream of exploring space in order to save the family farm, but years later begins building his own personal rocket as a means of reaching the stars.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Director Michael Polish
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, J.K. Simmons, Tim Blake Nelson, Max Thieriot, Jon Gries, Mark Polish, Jasper Polish
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 2006
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 104 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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