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"Countdown" (also known as "Conto alla rovescia", "Countdown - Start zum Mond") is a Science Fiction/Thriller film directed by Robert Altman, released on February 01 of 1968 in the USA , starring James Caan, Robert Duvall, Barbara Baxley, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat and Michael Murphy.

Who is the director of "Countdown":

Countdown was directed by Robert Altman, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before Countdown, Robert Altman had directed The Delinquents, released in 1957. Since, he directed That Cold Day in the Park, released in 1969, MASH (1970), Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Images (1972), and The Long Goodbye (1973).

What was the release date of "Countdown":

Countdown was initially released on Thursday, February 01, 1968, in the United States. Also released on Thursday, February 01, 1968 has been Sergeant Ryker (dir. Buzz Kulik). This was fifty-one (51) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 29, 1968 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Countdown":

At the casting of Countdown we find James Caan, previously seen in Games (1967) and The Glory Guys (1965); Robert Duvall (Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)); Barbara Baxley (All Fall Down (1962), The Savage Eye (1960)) [ more... ]

  • Ted Knight and Robert Duvall, Michael Murphy also appeared together in MASH, released in 1970.
  • James Caan and Robert Duvall also appeared in The Rain People, released in 1969.
  • Robert Duvall and James Caan have both also be seen in The Godfather, released in 1972.

What is the Storyline of "Countdown":

Set during the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the two nations are in a tight race to be the first to land men on the moon.

Within the United States effort there is another competition: whether the first American on the moon will be a former military officer or a civilian. Career astronaut and Air Force test pilot "Chiz" Chisholm (Duvall) doubts that a civilian NASA geologist, Lee Stegler (Caan), can do the job, but grudgingly agrees to push Lee's training [...]

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