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Capricorn One

Peter Hyams, 1977

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Capricorn One
Bernard L. Ross (Ken Follet), 1978

NOVELIZATION

Capricorn One is a movie novelization written by Bernard L. Ross (Ken Follet) in 1978 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Peter Hyams in 1977. The movie features Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook, and others.

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Movie Poster: Capricorn One (Peter Hyams, 1977)

7.2

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Book Cover: Capricorn One (Bernard L. Ross (Ken Follet), 1978)

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Storyline

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth.

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Poster of Capricorn One, the 1977 movie by Peter Hyams

Year

1977

Minutes

123

Movie Rate

6.90

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Movie

Capricorn One

Country: USA

Year: 1977

Length: 2h3m

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Cover of Capricorn One, the 1978 book by Bernard L. Ross (Ken Follet)

Year

1978

Pages

219

Book Rate

7.26

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Book

Capricorn One

Country: USA

First published in: 1978

Length: 219 pages

Genre: Fiction

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