First Man

In 1961, NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong is flying the X-15 rocket-powered spaceplane when it inadvertently bounces off the atmosphere. Although he manages to land the plane in the Mojave Desert, his colleagues express concern that his recent record of mishaps is due to distraction, and he is grounded.

His 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Karen, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Desperate to save her, Armstrong keeps a detailed log of her symptoms and feverishly tries to find possible treatments, but she dies soon afterwards. Grief-stricken, Armstrong applies for Project Gemini and is accepted to NASA Astronaut Group 2. Armstrong, his wife Janet, and their son Rick move to Houston alongside other astronaut families. Armstrong befriends Elliot See, another civilian test pilot, and Ed White. As Armstrong begins training, Deke Slayton impresses upon the new astronauts the importance of the Gemini program, as the Soviet Union had reached every milestone in the Space Race ahead of the United States. Armstrong and Janet have a second son, Mark.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genre:Biography, Drama, History
Country:United States, Japan
Directed By:Damien Chazelle
Written By:Josh Singer, James R. Hansen
Cast:Kyle Chandler, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Fugit, Brian D'Arcy James, Jason Clarke, Brady Smith, Lukas Haas, Claire Foy, Ethan Embry, Pablo Schreiber, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Cory Michael Smith
In Theaters:Oct 12, 2018
Runtime:2 hours 21 minutes
Production:Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures
Box Office:$44,936,545
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu
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