Thursday, June 30, 2016

Space Cowboys (2000)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner

Composer: Lennie Niehaus

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, Barbara Babcock, Jay Leno, Jon Hamm

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Boys will be boys.

Plot: When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Probably.

The cast is great and a HUGE reason to watch this picture.  Clint Eastwood is a pro no matter how you slice it and he made yet another enjoyable as hell movie.  It's got lots of laughs and it's a great time at the movies.  I first caught this one in the theater and I remember lots of people making jokes about old guys (just like in the movie) but it's THESE old guys, not the two critics from THE MUPPET SHOW.  Geez.  I'm sure ten or twenty years down the line I'll give this one another watch...when I'm closer to their age in this movie.  Ugh.  But, hey, maybe it'll inspire my AARP ass to get my buddies together and hijack a rocket.  The Warner Bros. DVD sports a nice anamorphic widescreen print with the only extras in a 7 minute conversation with the editor (Joel Cox), the Jay Leno TONIGHT SHOW segment (expanded) from the movie (13 minutes), a featurette on the effects (7 minutes), a behind the scenes featurette (28 minutes) and the theatrical trailer (anamorphic widescreen).

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