History Film / SpaceCowboys

21st Aug '16 4:51:27 PM HawkbitAlpha
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*** Hawk's ridiculous (and "impossible") landing technique of slowing down rapidly by "tapping on the brakes a little bit", essentially pulling a Pugachev's Cobra ''in a space shuttle.'' [[spoiler:Hawk himself pulls this first in the flight training simulator, and Frank later copies it to land for real.]]
27th Jan '16 2:16:53 PM firejewel
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9th Jan '16 9:16:28 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* BlindWithoutEm: Jerry (Sutherland). He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters. Later on, he gets custom-made CoolShades.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Jerry (Sutherland). He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters.letters while his glasses are on. Later on, he gets custom-made CoolShades.
9th Jan '16 9:15:37 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* LoopingLines: The opening sequence has Eastwood and Jones doing a fairly obvious dub job over the younger actors.

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* LoopingLines: The opening flashback sequence has Eastwood and Jones the film's present-day actors doing a fairly obvious dub job over the younger actors.
9th Sep '15 11:26:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Ethan Glance can't understand the guidance system on Ikon. Jerry points out why Frank and his team need to fix it, they were trained on the technology and Ethan wasn't.

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* [[invoked]] TechnologyMarchesOn: Ethan Glance can't understand the guidance system on Ikon. Jerry points out why Frank and his team need to fix it, they were trained on the technology and Ethan wasn't.
11th Jul '15 9:35:03 PM TairaMai
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Ethan Glance can't understand the guidance system on Ikon. Jerry points out why Frank and his team need to fix it, they were trained on the technology and Ethan wasn't.
1st Jul '15 7:44:36 PM HeraldAlberich
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* TruthInTelevision: The story was inspired by John Glenn's 1998 space flight, when he was 77.

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* TruthInTelevision: The story was inspired by John Glenn's 1998 space flight, when he was 77. Frank namechecks Glenn when he's trying to convince Bob to let Daedalus take the job.
30th Jun '15 4:43:42 PM TairaMai
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* Death From Above: [[spoiler:IKON]]

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* Death {{Death From Above: Above}}: [[spoiler:IKON]]
17th Jun '15 7:35:36 AM speedyboris
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* GetOut: Frank throws out Sara and Ethan when he finds out they work for Bob Gerson.
17th Jun '15 7:32:46 AM speedyboris
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* IronicEcho: At the start of the film, Bob Gerson agrees to rescue the Russian satellite, and Sara insists it's a waste of time and money. Bob tells her, "Sara, you're one hell of an engineer, but you dont know jack-shit about politics. Helping the Russians save face is an act of good faith.
How can you put a price on that?" A couple minutes later, when Sara and Bob are examining the specs of the Russian satellite in question, Sara tells Bob, "Bob, you're a damn fine politician, but you don't know jack-shit about engineering."

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* IronicEcho: At the start of the film, Bob Gerson agrees to rescue the Russian satellite, and Sara insists it's a waste of time and money. Bob tells her, "Sara, you're one hell of an engineer, but you dont know jack-shit about politics. Helping the Russians save face is an act of good faith.
faith. How can you put a price on that?" A couple minutes later, when Sara and Bob are examining the specs of the Russian satellite in question, Sara tells Bob, "Bob, you're a damn fine politician, but you don't know jack-shit about engineering."
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