CAPRICORN ONE (15)
D: Peter Hyams
Associated General (Paul N. Lazarus III)
USA 🇺🇸 1977 (released 1978)
W: Peter Hyams
DP: Bill Butler
Ed: James Mitchell
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
PD: Albert Brenner
James Brolin (Col. Charles Brubaker), Sam Waterston (Lt. Col. Peter Willis), O.J. Simpson (Comm. John Walker), Elliott Gould (Robert Caulfield), Brenda Vaccaro (Kay Brubaker), Hal Holbrook (Dr. James Kellaway)
Brilliantly deft conspiracy thriller about a NASA mission to Mars being a hoax and an investigative journalist setting out to discover the truth.
The movie has parables with the moon landing conspiracies which have become even more prevalent since its release and despite a couple of silly moments (Telly Savalas and the airplane chase), it remains a minor cult classic of its time.
Personally, I find it shocking that it was completely shut out of Oscar consideration. It certainly deserved some recognition... could the fact that it didn't be telling us something. Ooh, the plot thickens indeed.