|  Buy to Own: 26/07/2004
  |  Watch Now: 17/03/2009
  |  124 min
Rated U by the BBFC


John Sturges' tense drama is based on the novel by Martin Caidin and won an Academy Award for Special Visual Effects. Whilst on an extended space mission, three astronauts - crew commander Jim Pruett (Richard Crenna), scientist/astronaut Clayton Stone (James Franciscus) and pilot Buzz Lloyd (Gene Hackman) - find their oxygen supply perilously low. The whole world seems to holds its breath as chief of the manned space station, Charles Keith (Gregory Peck) and senior astronaut Ted Dougherty (David Janssen) plan an incredible rescue; meanwhile the astronauts are advised that in order to save two of them one must commit suicide.