The Astronaut's Wife

USA 1999, 109 min.
New Line Cinema, Mad Chance
Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality.

Edward as "Pilot"

At the end of the movie we can see Jillian with her twins and the new husband - handsome pilot (Edward Kerr). His appearance is just one minute long but Edward is really cute there.


A woman becomes embroiled in a mystery after her astronaut husband suffers an accident and retires as a hero from the space program. When he begins acting strangely, she must decide whether his odd behavior is all in her mind, or if he is no longer the man she once knew.

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An intriguingly creepy premise but failed execution marks this stylish and ultimately bland thriller about a pretty, young woman whose pretty, young astronaut husband comes back from his most recent space mission a little... odd. Before that fated space trip, Spencer (Johnny Depp) and Jillian (Charlize Theron) were a sunny, happy couple with matching blonde hairdos and a predilection for romping in the sack from extremely clever camera angles. However, after a communications blackout brings Spencer and his partner back down to earth prematurely, things are a little... peculiar. Spencer's partner goes bonkers and has a heart attack; on top of that, the partner's wife takes a fatal shower with a plugged-in radio. Getting out of the space biz, Spencer accepts a job as a corporate exec in New York, and as a welcome to the Big Apple for his comely wife, he molests her at the company cocktail party. Soon enough, Jillian is pregnant, but as you might expect, this pregnancy (twins, don't you know) is a little... unusual. Writer-director Rand Ravich takes his sweet time getting from extremely obvious plot point A to even more obvious plot point B, stretching out the development particulars in mind-numbing, suspense-killing fashion. Even Joe Morton, as a sinisterly psychotic NASA official, can't liven things up--you know you're in bad thriller territory when the biggest scare comes from a light suddenly being switched off. Theron, sporting a Mia Farrow-Rosemary's Baby haircut, sleepwalks beautifully through the movie, but she did this role much, much better in The Devil's Advocate. Depp, with a cornpone Southern accent, is about as realistic as his peroxided hair. Ravich does the viewer no favors with a hackneyed ending straight out of a B-grade paperback horror novel in which the most shocking moment is Theron's sudden emergence as a brunette. With Blair Brown as a jaded socialite who offers to help out Theron by providing do-it-yourself abortion pills, and a lovely Donna Murphy as the suicidal wife who figures it all out before everyone else.
--Mark Englehart

Johnny Depp (Commander Spencer Armacost)
Charlize Theron (Jillian Armacost)
Joe Morton (Sherman Reese)
Clea DuVall (Nan, Jillian's Sister)
Donna Murphy (Natalie Streck)
Nick Cassavetes (Captain Alex Streck)
Samantha Eggar (Doctor Patraba)
Gary Grubbs (NASA Director)
Blair Brown (Shelly McLaren)
Tom Noonan (Jackson McLaren)
Tom O'Brien (Allen Dodge)
Lucy Lin (Shelly Carter)
Michael Crider (Pat Elliott)
Charles Lanyer (Spencer's Doctor)
Carlos Cervantes (Doctor)
Conrad Bachmann (Reporter)
Rondi Reed (Dr. Conlin)
Seth Barrish (Yuppie Shark)
Robert Sella (Maitre D')
Edward Kerr (Pilot)
Cole Sprouse (Twin)
Dylan Sprouse (Twin)

Directed by
Rand Ravich
Writing credits
Rand Ravich
Produced by
Jody Hedien (associate)
Mark Johnson (executive)
Donna Langley (executive)
Andrew Lazar
Diana Pokorny (co-producer)
Brian Witten (executive)
Original music by
George S. Clinton
Cinematography by
Allen Daviau
Film Editing by
Timothy Alverson
Steve Mirkovich