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The Astronaut Farmer
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The Astronaut Farmer 2007

description written by member Tim:

An astronaut played by Thornton retires early to save his family farm. He still has a dream of going into space so he constructs his own rocket. The problem is he is on the verge of losing his farm, he needs $50,000.00 for fuel and Uncle Sam does everything in their power to try to keep this dreamer out of space.

Release Date:February 23rd, 2007
MPAA Rating:PG
Running Time:104 minutes
Box Office Gross: $11,003,643 (US)
$11,025,642 (World)
Directed By:
No image existsMichael Polish
Written By:
No image existsMark Polish
No image existsMichael Polish
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
Max ThieriotMax Thieriot
Bruce DernBruce Dern
No image existsMark Polish
No image existsJon Gries
Tim Blake NelsonTim Blake Nelson
No image existsSal Lopez
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
Kiersten WarrenKiersten Warren
Rick OvertonRick Overton
No image existsRichard Edson
No image existsJay Leno
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
No image existsElise Eberle
No image existsJasper Polish
No image existsLogan Polish

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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/25/2008)

When you have had Halle Berry (Monster's Ball) and been married to Angelina Jolie, one would think there are no more mountains to climb. But, Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) had a dream to go into space. The fact that life gave him lemons didn't stop that dream. The fact that the FAA (J.K. Simmons) and the FBI tried to...

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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Review by Tim (9/6/2007)

Favorite Movie Quotes For : The Astronaut Farmer

Will Beacon: Mr. Farmer, how do we know you aren't constructing a WMD?
Charles Farmer: Sir, if I was building a weapon of mass destruction, you wouldn't be able to find it.

This is a good film to point out one thing that a director can do that absolutely thrills me and...

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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Review by adam (3/14/2007)

this movie gives a little left to anyone whos ever thought about living there dream, i left that movie theather feeling like i can do everything i dreamed i would be doing by now, its a classic story of what can be possible if you have the heart,the commitment,and believeing in your own dream no matter what anyone says,...

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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Review by Matthew (3/12/2007)

Let's take a quick look at a couple of key elements of the new film "The Astronaut Farmer", starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Blake Nelson.

Charles Farmer (Thornton) and his family live on a farm in a small town called Story, Texas. Farmer has dreamed of traveling into space and now uses the...

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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Review by Mitch (2/23/2007)

Dismissed from NASA's space program, former astronaut-in-training Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) pursues his lifelong dream by building his own rocket, in the Polish Brothers' family film "The Astronaut Farmer." On the eve of his launch, Farmer must battle foreclosure on his ranch and a small-town community of...

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