Trailer Tuesday: ‘Capricorn One’ (1978)

'Capricorn One' trailer title, 1978

‘Capricorn One’ trailer title, 1978

Peter HyamsCapricorn One hit theaters in the early summer of 1978. The action-conspiracy flick revolves around a hoax Mars landing and stars James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O.J. Simpson as a trio of threatened astronauts and Elliot Gould as an investigative reporter who smells something fishy.

Hal Holbrook and James Brolin argue the merits of the space program ('Capricorn One,' 1978)

Hal Holbrook and James Brolin argue the merits of the space program (‘Capricorn One,’ 1978)

I caught Capricorn One in the theater when it first ran and I remember greatly enjoying it. I wanted to sit there and watch the thrilling spectacle a second time. However, I was 11-years-old at the time. I haven’t seen the film since and I have the feeling it may not hold up to my lofty memories. Time, once again, to find out.

‘Capricorn One’ Theatrical Trailer, 1978

Capricorn One Wiki, IMDb
Capricorn One review at Every70sMovie

Capricorn_One_1-Sheet_1978

Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Lords of Flatbush’ (1974)

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2 Responses to Trailer Tuesday: ‘Capricorn One’ (1978)

  1. Steve H. says:

    I remember seeing this at a local theatre on a Saturday morning. The aerial chase at the end between a crop duster being piloted by Telly Savalas and two “evil” government helicopers is one of the greatest chases ever filmed, but it is largely unknown. This was on Turner Classic Movies a few years back on the anniversary of the moon landing. It held up pretty well.

    • David Moore says:

      Was reading the “making of” on how they flew in Savalas for a one day shoot. Glad to hear it held up for you. I need to re-watch it.