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Movie Review - Capricorn One

SEATTLE, Washington - The next Peter Hyams movie that I see and like will be the first.

He certainly didn't give himself much of a chance of success with Capricorn One with his casting. You're making a film in the late 1970s and you need three astronauts, and you go with James Brolin, Sam Waterston, and O.J. Simpson? Was Barbra Streisand not available?

Waterston appeared to already be in character for his next movie, a bitterman performance in Woody Allen's Interiors.

I will give a bit of a spoiler and say that some of these astronauts die in the movie, but their deaths are handled with a certain understated elegance.

Only recommended for kitsch value.