The Astronaut Farmer
From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA’s astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out and return home—effectively ending his career.
But Farmer was not a man to let anything stand in the way of a dream. He spent the next decade and every cent he had building his own rocket in a barn on his ranch in Story, Texas, working toward the day when he could triumphantly launch it into space. By himself.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson, Charlie B. Brown; Directed by: Michael Polish
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In Theatres: February 23rd, 2007
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