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The Astronaut's Wife Details


Science fiction blends with domestic horror in this thriller. Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) is an astronaut on a routine mission in space when something goes horribly wrong and it looks as if he's doomed. However, Spencer is rescued at the last moment and returns to earth a hero. He soon announces that he's retiring from space exploration to spend more time with his wife Jillian (Charlize Theron). Jillian has suffered from depression in the past and would like to start a family, so she's initially thrilled with Spencer's decision. Jillian soon finds herself pregnant, but she starts to notice something odd about her husband, as if the man who returned isn't quite the same person who went away. As her pregnancy advances, Jillian's anxieties increase, but has something really happened to Spencer, or have Jillian's old demons merely resurfaced? The Astronaut's Wife marked the directorial debut of Rand Ravich, who previously penned screenplays for such films as Rand Ravich and Rand Ravich. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 27, 1999


Johnny Depp
as Spencer Armacost
Charlize Theron
as Jillian Armacost
Joe Morton
as Sherman Reese
Clea Duvall
as Nan
Donna Murphy
as Natalie Streck
Nick Cassavetes
as Alex Streck
Samantha Eggar
as Doctor
Gary Grubbs
as NASA Director
Blair Brown
as Shelley McLaren
Tom Noonan
as Jackson McLaren
Dylan Sprouse
as Twin


Rand Ravich
Andrew Lazar
Rand Ravich
Allen Daviau
George S. Clinton
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Mirkovich
Tim Alverson
Jan Roelfs
Production Designer
Sarah Knowles
Art Director
Diana Pokorny
Donna Langley
Executive Producer
Brian Witten
Executive Producer
Leslie Pope
Set Designer
Randall D. Wilkins
Set Designer
Isis Mussenden
Costume Designer
Paul Ledford
Sound/Sound Designer
K.C. Colwell
First Assistant Director