Sputnik Mania (2008)

Sputnik Mania
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Adaptation, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gustavo Santaolalla Song Performer ("Iguazu") 120788 8000006
Tom Glazer Song Performer ("Beep Beep (Here comes the satellite)") 120788 8000007
Dottie Evans Song Performer ("Beep Beep (Here comes the satellite)") 120788 8000008
Ray Sawyer Song Performer ("Rockin' Satellite") 120788 8000005
Lou Singer Song ("Beep Beep (Here comes the satellite)") 120859 8000004
Gustavo Santaolalla Song ("Iguazu") 120859 8000002
Hy Zaret Song ("Beep Beep (Here comes the satellite)") 120859 8000003
Kirk Wolfinger Consultant Film Consultant 120784 12000001
Pamela Meyer Consultant Distribution Consultant 120784 12000002
Jason Beckwith 3-D Animator n/a 120933 23000003
John Logsdon Other Fact Checker 120795 26000001
Shayle Kann Other Web Communications 120795 26000002
David Trounstine Graphics n/a 120826 23000002
David Trounstine Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Zoe King Advisor Cold War Historian 120821 12000003
Shaun Varney Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000001
Ray Sawyer Song ("Rockin' Satellite") 120859 8000001
Alex Jones Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jay Walker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Joseph Ferrera Assistant Producer n/a 403 3000005
David Hoffman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David Hoffman Producer n/a 3 3000003
John Vincent Barrett Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Hoffman Director n/a 2 2000001
Eric Reid Producer n/a 3 3000001
Paul Dickson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Paul Dickson Source Material (from book: "Sputnik: The Shock of the Century") 120786 4000003
Irina Sanchez Post-Production n/a 120945 5000005
John Vincent Barrett Editor n/a 172 7000001
Vince Sanchez Post-Production n/a 120945 5000004
Roger Reid Post-Production n/a 120945 5000003
Lindsey Palatino Script Coordinator n/a 120893 5000001
Rebecca Goldman Script Coordinator Script Consultant 120893 5000002
Liev Schreiber Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
At the height of the Cold War, Sputnik almost provoked World War III, were it not for a private agreement between two ex-generals. Historians say that there have been three great shocks that brought America to its knees: the events of Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and the launch of Sputnik. After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, the U.S. and the USSR embarked on a collision-course missile and space race. Americans' initial thrill and awe quickly turned to panic, fear and anxiety as leading politicians and the media whipped the public into an escalating mass frenzy. Perceived as evidence of an imminent attack by the Soviet Union, Sputnik not only created a deep fear among the American public, but also ushered in an era of remarkable educational, social and scientific developments with profound political and national-security implications for the United States and fascinating parallels to the present.
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