Capricorn One
Capricorn One (1978)

A group of three astronauts participate in a government scheme to fake a manned landing on Mars in this conspiracy thriller. Soon, the astronauts discover that they have become expendable, as the government plans to kill them to prevent the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 2, 1978
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2000
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Time Out

Pretty soon the project gets bogged down in innumerable difficulties, not helped by the awfulness of most of the dialogue.

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David Cornelius

A memorable exercise in the paranoia genre.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A sharp, cynical and exciting post-Watergate paranoid thriller that established Peter Hyams as a top-notch action filmmaker.


In general, it is a script of conveniences.

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Rob Gonsalves

Solid, tightly written entertainment.

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Fred Topel

Cool conspiracy thriller

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Can you imagine O. J. Simpson as an astronaut?

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Controversial for its time, now so-so conspiracy theory plot about faked moon landing.

Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Exciting and well-plotted conspiracy film.

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Sophie Burgess
A decent science fiction that makes you wonder what these industries get up to when things don't go their way, however it's not well executed and ends… More
familiar stranger
Watched it quite a while back. It works more as a comedy than as a sci-fi or a thriller or an adventure movie. Guess that was intentional. Elliot Gloud is… More
Daniel Mumby
The 1970s were the golden age of the conspiracy thriller. Cold War paranoia, the OPEC crisis and the long-term fallout from Watergate created a heightened… More
Ken Stachnik
A little uneven, but mostly awesome. It's a great 70's conspiracy thriller with Elliot Gould and Halholbrook. What's not to love?
Aj V
I believe this was the first film to question the moon landing, and there have been other since this one, but I think this is probably the best of them. I know… More
Stuart Brooks
Decent conspiracy movie that seems terribly dated now.

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