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The Challenger

18th March 2013
1h 30m
James Hawes
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The Challenger is a 2013 Historic Drama film released on 18th March; James Hawes directed the film which stars William Hurt, Brian Dennehy, and Joanne Whalley. The film is based on a true story.

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When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. But what was more shocking was that the cause of the disaster might never be uncovered. The Challenger is the story of how Richard Feynman, one of America's most famous scientists, helped to discover the cause of a tragedy that stunned America.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 2:02pm.

Cast (8)

William Hurt's profile William Hurt
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Brian Dennehy's profile Brian Dennehy
Age at Filming ≈ 74
Joanne Whalley's profile Joanne Whalley
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Bruce Greenwood's profile Bruce Greenwood
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Kevin McNally's profile Kevin McNally
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Henry Goodman's profile Henry Goodman
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Langley Kirkwood's profile Langley Kirkwood
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Eve Best
Age at Filming ≈ 41

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Production Companies

Science Channel Erste Weltweit Medien Pictureshow Productions The Open University

The Challenger Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

13% 30-39
13% 40-49
38% 50-59
25% 60-69
13% 70-79

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

25% Female
75% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

The Challenger FAQ

When was The Challenger released?

The Challenger was released on Monday March 18th, 2013.

Is The Challenger Based on a True Story?

Yes, the film is based on a true story. However, it is very common in these kinds of films for scenes, characters or situations to be changed or fictionalised for dramatic effect. Even when that is the case, the overall story and main characters are based on non-fictional people and events.