Cinema: Fake-Out


Directed and Written by Peter Hyams

Now that June is here, junk movies are busting out all over. Capricorn One is the first decent one of the lot: it kills two hours with a breathless progression of incredible plot twists and daredevil aerial stunts. Even at its silliest—which is quite silly—this thriller makes The Greek Tycoon seem like a slow yacht to China. At its best, Capricorn One almost matches the trashy highs of Coma, the junk movie of the year to date.

The film's title refers to a NASA mission to send a trio of astronauts (James Brolin, O.J. Simpson, Sam...

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