Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy
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Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy
Filmmakers Sam Oldham and Denny Hooten uncover evidence that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was not the first man in space and that the Soviet government covered up the fact that Vladimir Ilyushin beat him into orbit. Seven years after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere and being celebrated as a hero, Gagarin was said to have perished in a jet crash. But is the truth something far more ominous? In this documentary, directors Hooten and Oldham explore the possibility that the Soviets were willing to resort to murder in order to hide the fact that at the time Gagarin was in orbit, another cosmonaut… More

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"Unfortunately, repetitive archival footage, Elliott Gould's dull narration, a lack of stirring punditry and several incongruous reenactments diminish the film's impact and veracity."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
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