X-15

1961
1 hour 48 minutes

Before Top Gun, Apollo 13 or The Right Stuff, this breathtaking, jet-fueled journey of high-altitude film-making blasted audiences from zero-G to 4,000 miles per hour with its thrilling tale of America’s victory in the space race. The courageous pilots of the Air Force’s X-15 program are determined to take an experimental rocket 100 miles above the earth at four times the speed of sound! At stake is American air supremacy and proof that space travel is possible. But also at stake are their lives and the lives of the terrified wives they’ve left behind!

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore

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