Challenger (1990)

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A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of the o-rings that ultimately were blamed for the explosion.

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Rated Unrated,  2 hr 25 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Glenn A. Jordan
CAST
Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Karen Allen Christa McAuliffe
Barry Bostwick Commander Francis R. Scobee
Julie Fulton Dr. Judith A. Resnick
Richard Jenkins Gregory B. Jarvis
Brian Kerwin Captain Michael J. Smith
Joe Morton Dr. Ronald McNair
Keone Young Lt. Colonel Ellison Onizuka
Raye Birk Joseph Kilminster
James Monroe Black Robert Mayfield
Angela Bassett Cheryl McNair
Elizabeth Kemp Jane Smith
Jeanne Mori Lorna Onizuka