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Approaching the Unknown (2016)

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Domestic Box Office $10,232Details
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Captain William D. Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity’s first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,216 $10,232
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,401-19,500) 19,413 $10,232
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,478 $10,232
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,838 $10,232

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Limited) by Vertical Entertainment
Video Release: June 3rd, 2016 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R R for language
(Rating bulletin 2419 (Cert #50309), 4/6/2016)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Space Program, Outer Space, Isolation Horror, Cabin Fever
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Tiderock Media, 3311 Productions, Department of Motion Pictures, Loveless, Hinkson Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Captain William D. Stanaforth

Supporting Cast

Luke Wilson    Louis 'Skinny' Skinner
Sanaa Lathan    Captain Emily Maddox
Anders Danielsen Lie    Greenstreet
Charles Baker    Captain Frank Worsely
Bettina Skye    Nasa Technician
Harry L. Seddon    Mission Control Specialist
Laurent Rejto    Technician
Joe James    Security Guard
Paul Jude Letersky    Mission Control Technician

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Production and Technical Credits

Mark Elijah Rosenberg    Screenwriter
Josh Penn    Producer
Matthew Parker    Producer
Thomas B. Fore    Producer
Jason Michael Berman    Producer
Mark Roberts    Producer
P. Jennifer Dana    Producer
Richard Loughran    Executive Producer
John Hinkson    Executive Producer
Fred Bolle    Executive Producer
Ross Jacobson    Executive Producer
Sheldon Rabinowitz    Executive Producer
Edward Vaisman*    Executive Producer
Adam Newport-Berra    Director of Photography
David Barker    Editor
Darrin Navarro    Editor
Matt Rundell*    Editor
Marc Vives    Editor
Steven Brower    Production Designer
Paul Damian Hogan    Composer
Anney Perrine    Costume Designer
Susan Shopmaker    Casting Director

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