The Astronaut Farmer


1h 42m 2006

Brief Synopsis

From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA's astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out. Bu

Film Details

Also Known As
Astronaut Farmer
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Satire
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA's astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out. But Farmer was not a man to let anything stand in the way of a dream. He spent the next decade and every cent he had building his own rocket in a barn on his ranch in Story, Texas, working toward the day when he could triumphantly launch it into space. By himself. Sharing his vision are his wife Audie and their children--daughters Sunshine and Stanley, and 15-year-old Shepard, already a budding engineer and eager to serve as "mission control" on the big day. Even Audie's father Hal, on hand to lend moral support, can see how his son-in-law's unwavering commitment has inspired the family with a common dream. On the eve of the long-anticipated launch, an unexpected problem arises. Farmer's efforts to secure 10,000 pounds of high-grade fuel catches the attention of the FBI--and subsequently the media, who encamp in droves outside his gate. Farmer finds himself depicted on TV screens worldwide as a renegade hero, inspiring an outpouring of popular support, while simultaneously drawing heavy fire from the FBI, CIA, FAA, NASA and the U.S. Military, all of whom see him as a threat and will do anything they can think of to shut him down. But Farmer knows this is his only chance--not only to reach his goal of breaking through the Earth's atmosphere but to instill in his children the courage to pursue their own ideals and never give up, no matter the odds. He will not let himself be grounded again.

Crew

Michael Adams

Stunts

Len Amato

Producer

Aleah Ames

Set Costumer

Enid Arias

Hair Stylist

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

David Baca

Special Effects

Lori A Baker

Hair Stylist

Jeffrey Baksinski

Cg Supervisor

Nick Barros

Assistant

Jim Barth

Foreman

Carl Belew

Song

Robert Benjamin

Production Manager

Robert Benjamin

Coproducer

Maria Bentfield

Costumer

Tom Berto

Stunts

Tom Berto

Other

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Effects Editor

Damon Bingham

Visual Effects Producer

Robin Blagg

Foreman

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

D Compton Brodhead

Set Production Assistant

Jessie Brown

Makeup

Michael Brown

Assistant Sound Editor

Anna Burd

Assistant

Marie H Burk

Costumer

Chip Byrd

Assistant Camera Operator

Valerie Callaway

Assistant Location Manager

Marcia Calosio

Set Decorator

John C Cameron

Assistant Property Master

Bayard Carey

Sound Mixer

Tim W Carroll

Other

Neko Richelle Case

Song

Neko Richelle Case

Song Performer

Kelly Chambers

Assistant

Beau Chaput

Steadicam Operator

Beau Chaput

Assistant Camera

Tsuya Chinn

Assistant

Andrew Coffing

Assistant Director

Sage Emmett Connell

On-Set Dresser

Tim Cravens

Post-Production Assistant

Celli Crawford

Assistant

Mitty Curry

Craft Service

Daphne Dentz

Visual Effects Producer

Ralph Diaz

Greensman

Mark Dinicola

Colorist

Jay Duerr

Song Performer

Jay Duerr

Music Editor

Jay Duerr

Song

Lynne Eagan

Makeup

Emily Egge

Costumer

Keith Eisberg

Assistant Camera

Bobby Emmons

Song

Chris Espeset

Grip

Harland Espeset

Dolly Grip

Tobin Espeset

Rigging Grip

Margarito Quiroz Estupinan

Caterer

Chadney Everett

On-Set Dresser

Frank Eyers

Video Assist/Playback

Gino Falla

Accounting Assistant

Courtney Farnsworth

Stunts

Richard (diamond) Farnsworth

Stunt Coordinator

Freddy Fender

Song Performer

Roy Fleischer Jr.

Assistant

Steve Fontaine

Music Coordinator

Richard Foreman

Photography

Geoff Foster

Original Music

Steven Gerrior

Assistant Sound Editor

Jillian Giacomini

Script Supervisor

Jenna Gingery

Set Production Assistant

Danny Glicker

Costume Designer

Bobbi Jo Gonzales

Assistant Property Master

Mario Rolando Gonzalez

Caterer

Jenny Greenwood

Set Production Assistant

Tara Grey

Assistant

Emily Gruendike

Set Production Assistant

Matthew Halbert

Boom Operator

David E Hall

Post-Production Supervisor

Darlene Hansen

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Karen Harris

Assistant Production Coordinator

Scott Hastings

Special Effects

James Haygood

Editor

Brad Heiner

Key Grip

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Hank Herrera

Best Boy Grip

Lysa Jayne Hickey

Song

Lysa Jayne Hickey

Song Performer

Margaret O Hickman

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca Hilliard

Production Coordinator

Joel Hobbie

Special Effects

Clark Hunter

Production Designer

Lisa Hyde

Key Costumer

Jai James

Assistant Director

Robert Jauregui

Stunts

Judy Jennings

Tutor

Waylon Jennings

Song Performer

Chris Joehnk

Rigging Gaffer

Elton John

Song Performer

Elton John

Song

Arlen J Johnson

Foreman

Jon Johnson

Sound Designer

Brian Kay

Transportation Captain

Vivian Keith

Song

Leah King

Dga Trainee

Lois King

Script Supervisor

Todd King

Post-Production Supervisor

Geyer Kosinski

Executive Producer

Shirley Kurata

Costumer

Linda Labov

Assistant

Steve Lambert

Stunts

Steven Leeds

Stunts

Daryl C Lefever

Production Accountant

Steve Litecky

Chief Lighting Technician

Lynn Lockwood

Camera Operator

Johnny Long

Greensman

Marcos Lopez

Assistant Camera

David Manzanares

Location Manager

Roberta Marquez

Art Department

Amy Marshall

Art Department

Geoffrey C Martin

Special Effects Coordinator

Evan Martinez

On-Set Dresser

Rob Mathes

Music Conductor

Rob Mathes

Original Music

Rob Mathes

Music

Rob Mathes

Music Arranger

Stuart Matthewman

Song

Stuart Matthewman

Music Producer

Stuart Matthewman

Original Music

Stuart Matthewman

Music Scoring Mixer

Stuart Matthewman

Music

John Mckey

Storyboard Artist

John P Meade

Assistant Location Manager

Augie Meyers

Song

Annie Miller

Costumer

Dennis Milliken

Transportation Coordinator

Chips Moman

Song

Daniela Moore

Costume Supervisor

Randy Moore

Craft Service

M David Mullen

Director Of Photography

Stephen Mullen

Chief Lighting Technician

Lori J Nelson

Visual Effects Producer

Charlie Newberry

Assistant Camera Operator

Kirk Newren

Foreman

Matt Nicolay

Sound Mixer

Dan Noah

Production Secretary

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Jim Oberlander

Art Director

Robyn Owen

Casting Associate

Dorothy Pearl

Makeup Artist

Steve Pederson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Clay Perez

Assistant Location Manager

Myleshia Perryman

Assistant

Ben Peters

Song

Gary Petersen

Special Effects

Roderick Peyketewa

Assistant Location Manager

Philip C Pfeiffer

Director Of Photography

Jason Piccioni

Visual Effects Supervisor

Theo Pingarelli

Steadicam Operator

Theo Pingarelli

Camera Operator

Mark Polish

Producer

Mark Polish

Screenplay

Mark Polish

Unit Director

Michael Polish

Screenplay

Michael Polish

Producer

James R Powell

Assistant Camera Operator

David Rawlings

Song

Alex Renskoff

Assistant Editor

Miguel Rivera

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Benjamin Salazar

Assistant

Claire Sandrin

Costumer

Kristin Scott

Assistant

Phillip Lee Seeger

Set Production Assistant

Billy Sheffield

Song

Christopher Sheldon

Supervising Sound Editor

Christopher Sheldon

Foley Artist

Jonathan Sheldon

Assistant

Jonathan Sheldon

Associate Producer

Brad Sherman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joel Sisson

On-Set Dresser

Brad Sokol

Assistant Sound Editor

Juan Souter

On-Set Dresser

John Stearns

Chief Lighting Technician

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Max Steiner

Song

W S Stevenson

Song

Bruce Stubblefield

Sound Effects Editor

Bernie Taupin

Song

Vickie Thomas

Casting Director

Chris Trent

Foley

Jerry Trent

Foley Artist

Kimberlee Turpin

Assistant

Steve Vandiver

Special Effects

Christine Vasquez

Visual Effects Producer

Susan Walter

Assistant Director

Keith Walters

Property Master

Michael Warren

Key Rigging Grip

Dale Watson

Song Performer

Dale Watson

Song

Paula Weinstein

Producer

Gillian Welch

Song Performer

Gillian Welch

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Astronaut Farmer
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Satire
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2007

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2007

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2007

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2007

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.)