Race To Space

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Family Drama
  • Release year: 2001
  • Running time: 104 min
Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space, James Woods stars as Wilhelm Von Huber, a NASA scientist who transfers toFlorida with his son, Billy (Alex Linz). Billy reams of becoming a hero like the young astronaut Alan Shepard. read more

Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space, James Woods stars as Wilhelm Von Huber, a NASA scientist who transfers toFlorida with his son, Billy (Alex Linz). Billy reams of becoming a hero like the young astronaut Alan Shepard. Wilhelm dreams of Billy becoming a scientist like him. When Billy is hired by Dr. Donni McGuiness (Annabeth Gish) to help train the chimpanzees for the NASA space mission, he develops a close bond with Mac, one of the chimps. But when Mac is chosen to become the first chimp sent into space, Billy soon realizes that if Mac is successful on this mission, something could go terribly wrong. Father and son put aside their differences and work together in hopes of bringing Mac home safely.

Original Release

10/31/2001

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Cast

Annabeth Gish Dr. Donni McGuinness
James Woods Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
Alex D. Linz Wilhelm 'Billy' von Huber
William Atherton Ralph Stanton
Taylor Beacom Ed the Bully / Ed the Bully (as T.J. Beacom)
Austin Schwarz Little Kid (as Austin Joseph Schwartz)
Mark Moses Alan Shepard
William Devane Roger Thornhill
Barry Corbin Earl Vestal
Jack McGee Fielding
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Directors

Sean McNamara

Writers

Eric Gardner, Steven H. Wilson

Cast

Annabeth Gish Dr. Donni McGuinness
James Woods Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
Alex D. Linz Wilhelm 'Billy' von Huber
William Atherton Ralph Stanton
Taylor Beacom Ed the Bully / Ed the Bully (as T.J. Beacom)
Austin Schwarz Little Kid (as Austin Joseph Schwartz)
Mark Moses Alan Shepard
William Devane Roger Thornhill
Barry Corbin Earl Vestal
Jack McGee Fielding
John O'Hurley Barnett, PR Official
Wesley Mann Rudolph
Patrick Richwood Dieter
Michael Tylo Guidance Technician
Scott Thompson Baker Telemetry Technician
Michael Jeffrey Woods Dexterity Technician
James Benson Gertz
Janis Benson Gerta
Marc Kittay Rat Patrol #1
Denae Adams Stephanie

Producers

Glenn Greene Executive Producer
Peter Lambert Executive Producer
Al Lapin Jr. Executive Producer
Neil P. White Executive Producer
David Brookwell Producer
Gregory Hobson Producer
Joey Paul Jensen Producer
Elsa Lind Producer
JoAnn May-Pavey Producer
Sean McNamara Producer
Karen R. Sachs Producer

Editors

Gregory Hobson

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