Release Date: February 23, 2007
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Michael Polish
Screenwriter: Mark Polish, Michael Polish
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson, J.K. Simmons
Genre: Adventure, Family
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic material, peril and language)
Dismissed from NASA’s space program, former astronaut-in-training Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) pursues his lifelong dream by building his own rocket in the Polish Brothers’ family film “The Astronaut Farmer.” On the eve of his launch, he must battle foreclosure on his ranch, a small-town community of disbelievers, the FAA, and FBI agents who want to shut him down in the name of Homeland Security – but remains determined to reach his goal and instill in his children the courage to pursue their own dreams, no matter the odds.