Race To Space (2002)

Race To Space
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Adventure, Family, Period
Keywords outer space
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christian Sebaldt Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Steve Wilson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Eric Gardner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Coda Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dawn Ferry Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Kristin M Burke Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Joey Paul Jensen Casting n/a 179 10000001
Sean McNamara Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Brookwell Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mark Moses Actor Alan Shephard 1 1000004
Alex D Linz Actor Billy 1 1000003
Annabeth Gish Actor Dr Donni McGuiness 1 1000002
William Devane Actor Richard Thornhill 1 1000005
William Atherton Actor Stanton 1 1000006
Sean McNamara Director n/a 2 2000001
Barry Corbin Actor n/a 1 1000007
James Woods Actor Dr Wilhelm Von Huber 1 1000001
Synopsis
Dr. Wilhelm von Huber, a top NASA scientist recently relocated to Cape Canaveral with his 12-year-old son, Billy. Their relationship has become strained in the wake of the recent death of Billy's mother. Billy finds his father old-fashioned and boring. He wants to lead an exciting life, to be a hero like the young astronaut, Alan Shepherd. It's not long before Billy gets his chance. Billy is hired by Dr. Donni McGuinness, the beautiful Director of Veterinary Sciences, to help train the chimpanzees for NASA space missions. Billy begins to develop a close bond with one particular chimp -- Mac. With Billy's help and companionship, Mac is chosen to become the first American astronaut launched into space. It all seems like a wonderful game until Billy realizes that his new friend is preparing to be hurled hundreds of miles into orbit on his historic mission. Mac's big chance to explore the farthest frontier -- and hurtle America ahead in the race to space -- might easily cost him his life.