The Astronaut (1972)

NR 01/08/1972 (US) DramaTV MovieScience Fiction 1h 13m
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An elaborate deception emerges when an American astronaut is lost on a mission to Mars. Space agency officials fearful of losing public support and government funding decide to cover up the accident by employing an exact double for the lost astronaut. The ruse begins to unravel when the wife of the lost astronaut realizes she is living with a different man. Although angered by the deception, the woman has fallen in love with the replacement and plans to keep the secret. They both have a change of heart and decide to reveal the secret when they discover a new Mars mission is underway.

  1. Charles Kuenstle

    Story, Teleplay

  2. Robert Biheller

    Story, Teleplay

  3. Robert Michael Lewis


  4. Gerald Di Pego


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  1. Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper

    Kurt Anderson

  2. Monte Markham

    Monte Markham

    Eddie Reese / Col. Brice Randolph

  3. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Dr. Wylie

  4. Robert Lansing

    Robert Lansing

    John Phillips

  5. Susan Clark

    Susan Clark

    Gail Randolph

  6. John Lupton

    John Lupton

    Don Masters

  7. Walter Brooke

    Walter Brooke

    Tom Everett

  8. James Sikking

    James Sikking

    Astronaut Higgins

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The Astronaut
The Astronaut

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Original Language English

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