History Film / CapricornOne

16th Nov '17 5:05:46 PM marcoasalazarm
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%% * GovernmentConspiracy

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%% * GovernmentConspiracyGovernmentConspiracy: The plan to fake the "Capricorn One" mission from launch to landing, including having to kill those who know too much, because America can't afford to look foolish.



* OhCrap: Near the end of the film, Caulfield manages to find the black site where the landing was filmed. After finding a necklace from Brubaker's wife buried in the fake Martian sand, he quickly breaks into a run to find him.

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* OhCrap: Near the end of the film, Caulfield manages to find the black site BlackSite where the landing was filmed. After finding a necklace from Brubaker's wife buried in the fake Martian sand, he quickly breaks into a run to find him.



* StealthParody: Of Moon landing hoax theories -- the film quietly showcases how incredibly unlikely it is that the truth of "astronauts never left the Earth" would remain secret even with the best cover-up in the business.

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* StealthParody: Of Moon landing hoax theories -- the film quietly showcases how incredibly unlikely it is that the truth of "astronauts never left the Earth" would remain secret even with the best (and most murderous) cover-up in the business.
16th Nov '17 5:01:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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* UnusualEuphemism: Willis' attempt to reassure himself as he's climbing up the side of a cliff [[spoiler:and then runs into the choppers that had landed at the top and he's captured and maybe killed]] are a BlackComedy joke involving this, in which a man gets told with BrutalHonesty that his dog had died and so he asks the man who told him about the dog why not make up some story about the dog climbing up to the roof and then falling off, after which he asks how his mother is doing... and [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm the one who told him about the dog's death]] starts talking about the man's mother "climbing up to the roof"...
16th Nov '17 3:43:05 PM bassmedic87
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* {{Unperson}}: The bad guys try to remove all traces of NASA technician Elliot Whittier. They move someone else into his apartment and she pulls out rent receipts to "prove" she has lived there for years. However, they are unable to change every phone book in the city, so the astute reporter finds Whittier still listed as living there.

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* {{Unperson}}: The bad guys try to remove all traces of NASA technician Elliot Whittier. They move someone else into his apartment and she pulls out rent receipts to "prove" she has lived there for years. However, they are unable to change every phone book in Houston (which had a population of over a million and a half at the city, time) so the astute reporter finds Whittier still listed as living there.
30th Sep '17 5:42:33 PM nombretomado
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''Capricorn One'' is a [[TheSeventies 1978 film]] directed by [[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact Peter]] [[Film/{{Outland}} Hyams]], [[InspiredBy inspired by]] the [[ConspiracyTheories Moon landing conspiracy theories]]. Astronauts Charles Brubaker, Peter Willis, and John Walker are the crew for the first manned mission to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, [[TitleDrop Capricorn One]]. Except they're not. A poorly made life-support system that would have killed the astronauts three weeks into their trip means they'll have to fake it, as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Congress can't afford another screw-up]]. The spacecraft is launched empty, and the crew are taken to a remote Air Force base, where they [[IHaveYourWife are forced]] to act out the Mars landing in a studio for the benefit of television cameras.

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''Capricorn One'' is a [[TheSeventies 1978 film]] directed by [[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact Peter]] [[Film/{{Outland}} Hyams]], [[InspiredBy inspired by]] the [[ConspiracyTheories [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Moon landing conspiracy theories]]. Astronauts Charles Brubaker, Peter Willis, and John Walker are the crew for the first manned mission to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, [[TitleDrop Capricorn One]]. Except they're not. A poorly made life-support system that would have killed the astronauts three weeks into their trip means they'll have to fake it, as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Congress can't afford another screw-up]]. The spacecraft is launched empty, and the crew are taken to a remote Air Force base, where they [[IHaveYourWife are forced]] to act out the Mars landing in a studio for the benefit of television cameras.
30th Jul '17 6:00:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Caulfield is on the verge of being pulled away from the scoop of the century by his editor. Bargaining for time, he argues that "''the assignment editor is supposed to say "you've got 48 hours, kids, and you'd better come up with something good or it's going to be your neck!" That's what he's supposed to say, I saw it in a movie.''" The editor then gives him 24 hours, "Not forty eight. I saw the movie too; it was twenty four."



* YouHave48Hours: Caulfield is on the verge of being pulled away from the scoop of the century by his editor. Bargaining for time, he argues that "''the assignment editor is supposed to say "you've got 48 hours, kids, and you'd better come up with something good or it's going to be your neck!" That's what he's supposed to say, I saw it in a movie.''" The editor then gives him 24 hours, "Not forty eight. I saw the movie too; it was twenty four."
21st Jul '17 4:03:10 AM LtFedora
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* OhCrap: Near the end of the film, Caulfield manages to find the black site where the landing was filmed. After seeing a brand new mission patch on the ground, he quickly breaks into a run to find the remaining astronaut.

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* OhCrap: Near the end of the film, Caulfield manages to find the black site where the landing was filmed. After seeing finding a brand new mission patch on necklace from Brubaker's wife buried in the ground, fake Martian sand, he quickly breaks into a run to find the remaining astronaut.him.
21st Jul '17 3:55:02 AM LtFedora
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%% * HeKnowsTooMuchHeKnowsTooMuch: Whittier disappears when he notices that the video feed is coming ahead of the telemetry.



* OhCrap: Near the end of the film, Caulfield manages to find the black site where the landing was filmed. After seeing a brand new mission patch on the ground, he quickly breaks into a run to find the remaining astronaut.



* SurvivalMantra: One of the escaping astronauts keeps reciting jokes to himself as he struggles through a harsh desert.

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* SurvivalMantra: One of the escaping astronauts keeps reciting jokes to himself as he struggles through a harsh desert. When he gets to the punchline, he reaches the top of the mountain he was climbing...and finds the two helicopters there waiting for him.
8th Jun '17 1:37:30 PM rafi
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* AlwaysKnowAPilot: Caulfield hires cropduster Albain to search for astronaut Charles Brubaker. Albain immediately deduces that Caulfield is working a heist, and demands half the take as payment. Albain flies his biplane well enough to checkmate two helicopter gunships bent on eradicating all witnesses.


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* SurvivalMantra: One of the escaping astronauts keeps reciting jokes to himself as he struggles through a harsh desert.
* {{Unperson}}: The bad guys try to remove all traces of NASA technician Elliot Whittier. They move someone else into his apartment and she pulls out rent receipts to "prove" she has lived there for years. However, they are unable to change every phone book in the city, so the astute reporter finds Whittier still listed as living there.


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* YouHave48Hours: Caulfield is on the verge of being pulled away from the scoop of the century by his editor. Bargaining for time, he argues that "''the assignment editor is supposed to say "you've got 48 hours, kids, and you'd better come up with something good or it's going to be your neck!" That's what he's supposed to say, I saw it in a movie.''" The editor then gives him 24 hours, "Not forty eight. I saw the movie too; it was twenty four."
11th Jul '16 6:40:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* CueTheBilliardShot: A rack is broken to open the scene where IntrepidReporter Caulfield meets his contact in a bar. The contact starts explaining that the mission's telemetry is completely wrong, but when Caulfield gets distracted, his contact has vanished.
19th Apr '16 1:27:18 PM moloch
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''Capricorn One'' is a [[TheSeventies 1978 film]] directed by [[Film/2010TheYearWeMakeContact Peter]] [[Film/{{Outland}} Hyams]], [[InspiredBy inspired by]] the [[ConspiracyTheories Moon landing conspiracy theories]]. Astronauts Charles Brubaker, Peter Willis, and John Walker are the crew for the first manned mission to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, [[TitleDrop Capricorn One]]. Except they're not. A poorly made life-support system that would have killed the astronauts three weeks into their trip means they'll have to fake it, as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Congress can't afford another screw-up]]. The spacecraft is launched empty, and the crew are taken to a remote Air Force base, where they [[IHaveYourWife are forced]] to act out the Mars landing in a studio for the benefit of television cameras.

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''Capricorn One'' is a [[TheSeventies 1978 film]] directed by [[Film/2010TheYearWeMakeContact [[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact Peter]] [[Film/{{Outland}} Hyams]], [[InspiredBy inspired by]] the [[ConspiracyTheories Moon landing conspiracy theories]]. Astronauts Charles Brubaker, Peter Willis, and John Walker are the crew for the first manned mission to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, [[TitleDrop Capricorn One]]. Except they're not. A poorly made life-support system that would have killed the astronauts three weeks into their trip means they'll have to fake it, as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Congress can't afford another screw-up]]. The spacecraft is launched empty, and the crew are taken to a remote Air Force base, where they [[IHaveYourWife are forced]] to act out the Mars landing in a studio for the benefit of television cameras.
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