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 silliestwhich is quite sillythis 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...