Monday, June 06, 2016

30 years ago today, 'SpaceCamp' suffered a movie malfunction

30 years ago today, 'SpaceCamp' suffered a movie malfunction

I had forgotten what an impressive cast of future stars that film had: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt ...

"This would be Joaquin Phoenix's feature film debut, though he was credited as Leaf Phoenix."

"And then Jan. 28, 1986, happened. When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, so did the marketing plan for SpaceCamp. The film was moved to a summer release date and everyone rightfully felt that a movie about a near-disaster with the shuttle was just 'too soon.'"

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