The Astronaut Farmer

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Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel, and the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan – but Charles is undeterred.

  1. Michael Polish

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mark Polish


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  1. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Charles Farmer

  2. Virginia Madsen

    Virginia Madsen

    Mrs Farmer

  3. Max Thieriot

    Max Thieriot

    Shepard Farmer

  4. Jasper Polish

    Jasper Polish

    Stanley Farmer

  5. Logan Polish

    Logan Polish

    Sunshine Farmer

  6. Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    FBI Agent Killbourne

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $11,130,889.00


Release Information

  • October 15, 2006
    PG, Theatrical



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