Marooned (1969)

Ending / spoiler

(1 vote)

By heroic effort, the Titan IIIC and XRV lifting body reach the pad, fueled and prepped in time with no serious third party casualties, only to have NASA Chief Keith forced to scrub the launch at t-minus 60 seconds when hurricane winds exceed 48 mph. The doomed Apollo crew is informed so they may prepare themselves, when the eye of the storm allows a second chance for Rescue to be launched piloted by Cmdr Dougherty (David Jansen) but now there is insufficient oxygen to allow the Apollo crew to last even the final 50 minutes until being rescued. Pruett (Richard Crenna) sacrifices himself (by exiting the module) so that the oxygen supply doesn't run out too quickly. Buzz (Gene Hackman) and Clayton (James Franciscus) are rescued by Dougherty and a Soviet cosmonaut working as a surprise team.


Factual error: In nearly every scene depicting someone or something in weightlessness (zero gravity), objects tend to start moving randomly without any initial propulsive force or, when already in motion, to been seen to randomly change direction of movement with no outside force acting upon them. Both of these are impossible in a true zero-G environment.

Kit Sullivan

More mistakes in Marooned

Clayton Stone: Jesus, fifty-five minutes... We'll be pretty cold by then.
Buzz Lloyd: Well, one of us' gonna have to go. I mean uh... that's what we're talkin' about, isnt it? One of us goes and the... other two stay. What... what are we gonna do?
Clayton Stone: Alright look. Let's do this scientifically: two big guys throw the little guy out, okay?

More quotes from Marooned

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.