Cinema: Fake-Out

CAPRICORN ONE

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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