Countdown (1967)

The motion picture that puts a man on the moon and you follow him every terrifying second of the way.

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1967-08-20
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 40 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Altman
star 5.8/10
From 40 Ratings


Desperate to land a man on the moon before Russia does, NASA hastily preps a would-be spaceman for a mission that would leave him alone in a lunar shelter for a year.

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  • James Caan

    as Lee Stegler
  • Joanna Moore

    as Mickey Stegler
  • Robert Duvall

    as Chiz
  • Barbara Baxley

    as Jean
  • Charles Aidman

    as Gus
  • Steve Ihnat

    as Ross Duellan
  • Michael Murphy

    as Rick
  • Ted Knight

    as Walter Larson
  • Stephen Coit

    as Ehrman
  • John Rayner

    as Dunc
  • Charles Irving

    as Seidel
  • Bobby Riha

    as Stevie Stegler
  • Ray Ballard

    as Manager (uncredited)
  • Benjie Bancroft

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Arthur Bernard

    as Coopersmith (uncredited)
  • George Blagoi

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Ivan Bonar

    as Nogrady (uncredited)
  • Betty Bresler

    as Ross's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Robert Buckingham

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • William Conrad

    as TV Newscaster (voice) (uncredited)
  • Robert Cunningham

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Ron Doyle

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Harry Ellerbe

    as Croyden (uncredited)
  • Mike Farrell

    as Houston Engineer (uncredited)
  • Sharron Frye

    as Marion (uncredited)
  • David Greene

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Stacy Harris

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Vincent Howard

    as Facility Director (uncredited)
  • James Johnson

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Mike Lally

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Frank Mathias

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Jana Pearce

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Bob Peoples

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Ray Pourchot

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Robert Ridgely

    as Little Bob (uncredited)
  • Christopher Riordan

    as Employee (uncredited)
  • Don Rizzan

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Clete Roberts

    as Announcer (uncredited)
  • Stewart Rose

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Jerry Rush

    as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Ron Stokes

    as Technician (uncredited)
  • Garrison True

    as Engineer (uncredited)
Writing Loring Mandel Screenplay
Writing Hank Searls Novel
Directing Robert Altman Director
Sound Leonard Rosenman Original Music Composer
Art Jack Poplin Art Direction
Camera William W. Spencer Director of Photography
Editing Gene Milford Editor
Crew Bob Fender Unit Publicist
Production Jimmy Lydon Producer
Production William Conrad Executive Producer
Art Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Production Russell Llewellyn Unit Manager
Directing Victor Vallejo Assistant Director
Art Frank L. Brown Set Dresser
Sound Everett A. Hughes Sound
Crew Eddie Hice Stunt Double
Sound Dan Wallin Scoring Mixer
Directing Stacy Harris Script Supervisor