Mark: It was about 15 feet shy of the height of an Atlas. And at that point he has a do-it-yourself mentality. |, March 3, 2007 I guess I got the characteristics of astronauts from the movies. Mark: It had to be somebody who was believable on a ranch like where we grew up in Montana, and somebody who could have been like John Glenn, only got dropped for some reason. “The Astronaut Farmer” (2006) Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen with cameos by Bruce Dern and Bruce Willis, directed by Michael Polish, written by Michael and Mark Polish, filmed in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Espanola and Las Vegas, New Mexico. You were probably in grade school when John Glenn first rode a Mercury-Atlas into orbit. | Rating: 2.0/5 A&S: Why did you choose Billy Bob Thornton for the role of Charles Farmer? A&S: It’s a great scene; they must be friends in real life. He's been at this rocket building task for ten years. |, August 27, 2009 Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". | Rating: B-, February 23, 2007 The Astronaut Farmer is one of those movies that you don't believe for a moment while you're watching it, but you leave with a warm glow. A common man was being kept from his dream, and NASA was just the device for that. Astronauts go into space. The film is good to watch, but it doesn't do anything new or original with the script. But the good-natured affability of the whole thing works. The Astronaut Farmer is a charming, inspirational drama that successfully avoids modern cinematic cliches while appealing to the optimistic dreamer in all of us. They're just feeders into Big Food. Michael: They are. | Rotten (58). That’s how good they are. Spring Creek Productions, If you do, the essential message of realizing your dreams flies as well as Jimmy Stewart's angel wings. That’s ridiculous. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. But we wanted to make sure we had the right kind of fuel to make the rocket launch sideways. Anyway, the story is bogus: who even OWNS a family farm anymore? Coming Soon. A&S: Could Charles Farmer have been any kind of dreamer? Thornton’s character can’t give up his dream of space travel, however, and the film follows his efforts to build a rocket in his barn that he hopes will carry him finally into orbit. There was some humor in them, and the Polish brothers [who co-wrote, produced, and directed the film] have a quirky sense of humor. Featuring a strong cast that includes Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Tim Blake Nelson, and Bruce Willis, the film has some great performances. I went everywhere. A&S: You looked pretty hot in that Mercury spacesuit. To risk everything to climb a mountain? Coming Soon. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. California Do Not Sell My Info Continue It seems to be taking away our optimism and the best of humanity. Mark: There were a couple of other reasons; we had to have [hardware] that the character could get from salvage, and all of the material from that period has been declassified. We buried some [of the length] in the engine room [in the film, a space under the barn floor]; otherwise we couldn’t make it work [as a rocket that could be built in a barn]. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Many of the movies are forgotten; some are better known. You tell people we’re going to the moon and they say What? I’ll tell ya, it was really hot in that suit. |, October 16, 2018 Mark: Anything worth doing is going to have some ridiculous quality. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number.

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