First Man is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Gavin Warren, Patrick Fugit, Olivia Hamilton and others.
Watch the official trailer for First Man
Universal Pictures on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 released the trailer:
First Man - Official Trailer #3 .
What is First Man about?
In 1961, NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) is flying the X-15 rocket-powered spaceplane when it inadvertently bounces off the atmosphere. Although he manages to land the plane in the Mojave Desert, his colleagues express concern that his recent record of mishaps is due to distraction, and he is grounded.
His 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Karen, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Desperate to save her, Armstrong keeps a detailed log of her symptoms and feverishly tries to find possible treatments, but she dies soon afterwards. Grief-stricken, Armstrong applies for Project Gemini and is accepted to NASA Astronaut Group 2. Armstrong, his wife Janet (Claire Foy), and their son Rick move to Houston alongside other astronaut families. Armstrong befriends Elliot See (Patrick Fugit), another civilian test pilot, and Ed White (Jason Clarke). As Armstrong begins training, Deke Slayton (Kyle Chandler) impresses upon the new astronauts the importance of the Gemini program, as the Soviet Union had reached every milestone in the Space Race ahead of the United States. Armstrong and Janet have a second son, Mark.
By 1965, the family has settled in Houston, and Armstrong awaits selection for a crew. After the Soviets complete the first extravehicular activity (EVA), Armstrong is informed that he will be the commander of Gemini 8, with David Scott as the pilot. Prior to the mission, See and Charles Bassett are killed in a T-38 crash, deepening Armstrong's grief at the string of recent losses. Armstrong and Scott successfully launch on Gemini 8 and dock with the Agena target vehicle, but soon afterward, the spacecraft begins to roll at a rapid rate. After nearly blacking out, Armstrong activates the RCS thrusters and safely aborts the mission. Armstrong initially faces criticism, but NASA determines the crew is not at fault. Later, White reveals that he has been selected for the Apollo 1 mission, along with Gus Grissom (Shea Whigham) and Roger Chaffee (Cory Michael Smith).
Who's in the First Man cast?
Here is the full cast and characters of First Man.
Ryan Gosling Neil Armstrong the astronaut
Claire Foy Janet Armstrong Neil's first wife
Jason Clarke Ed White Neil's friend and neighbor, the first American to walk in space
Kyle Chandler Deke Slayton one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts
Corey Stoll Buzz Aldrin the second man to walk on the Moon during Apollo 11
Christopher Abbott Dave Scott
Ciarán Hinds Bob Gilruth the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center
Gavin Warren Young Rick Armstrong
Patrick Fugit Elliot See partnered with Armstrong as backup crew for Gemini 5
Olivia Hamilton Pat White Ed's wife
Pablo Schreiber Jim Lovell Gemini astronaut and backup commander on Armstrong's Apollo 11 mission
Shea Whigham Gus Grissom one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts
Lukas Haas Mike Collins the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11
Ethan Embry Pete Conrad Pilot of Gemini 5 and backup commander for Gemini 8
Brian d'Arcy James Joe Walker Armstrong's fellow X-15 test pilot
Cory Michael Smith Roger Chaffee capsule communicator for the Gemini 3 and Gemini 4 missions, and the third crew member
Skyler Bible Richard F. Gordon Jr. astronaut, the backup pilot for Neil Armstrong during the Gemini 8 mission
Kris Rey Marilyn See (as Kris Swanberg)
Luke Winters Older Rick Armstrong
Connor Blodgett Mark Armstrong (as Connor Colton Blodgett)
Lucy Stafford Karen Armstrong (as Lucy Brooke Stafford)
J.D. Evermore Chris Kraft (as JD Evermore)
Leon Bridges Gil Scott-Heron
Steve Coulter Guenter Wendt
William Gregory Lee Gordon Cooper
Choppy Guillotte John Young
Braydyn Nash Helms Young Ed White Jr.
Edmund Grant Older Ed White Jr.
Callie Brown Young Bonnie White
Claire Smith Older Bonnie White
Brady Smith Butch Butchart
John David Whalen John Glenn
Matthew Glave Chuck Yeager
Rodney J. Hobbs X-15 Flight Surgeon
Kermit Rolison George Mueller
Willie Repoley Jim Fucci
Ben Owen John Hodge
Jim Stearns David Hammock
James H. Williams Pastor
William G. Tomek Donald Babbit
Helen S. Jackson Louise Sheron
Ambrit Millhouse Syringe Tech
Mark Armstrong Paul Haney
Kevin Buttimer MSC Entrance Guard
Dustin Lewis Ralph Morse
Robert Hatch Joe Schmitt (as Robert A. Hatch)
Anna Chazelle White House Staffer
Tyner Rushing White House Staffer
Myra Brown White House Attendee
Ronald Hicks White House Attendee
Lawrence Jonasson White House Attendee (as Lawrence Johnson)
Irina Labouz White House Attendee
Anthony Paolucci Reporter
Philip Boyd Reporter
Stephanie Turner Newsweek Reporter
Timothy Batten ABC Reporter
Kokou Aurelien Gaya Agence France Reporter (as Aurelien Gaya)
Todd Truley Houston Post Reporter
Mark Kelly Reporter - Apollo 11
Tim Olcott Reporter - Apollo 11
Andrea Maria Hintermaier Hamburg Press (as Andrea Hintermaier)
Jamie Anne Allman Times Reporter
Charles Carroll Senator
Brian Mahoney Fire Inspector
Donald Watkins Protestor
Tess Oakland Diner Patron
Michael Lee Kimel Bill Moon
Ryan Clay Forbes Bill Anders
Joshua Powell MC Engineer
Thomas Clay Strickland MC Engineer (as Thomas C. Strickland)
Brad Kitchen Assistant Flight Director
Tim Harper Flight Activities Director
Andrew Armstrong Booster Flight Controller
Kevin Johnson CSQ Agena Systems
Damian Lovello CSQ Gemini Systems
Nelson Bonilla NASA PAO
Andrew Stahl Ken Mattingly
Mark Kirkman MCC Fido
Brian David McCay MCC Retro
Mark Schlichting MCC GNC
Mark Yurgil MCC EECOM
Andrew Buckman MCC Guidance
Christopher Sgubin MCC Network
When is First Man released in cinemas?
The film First Man was scheduled to be released on August 29, 2018 (Venice), on October 11, 2018 (Czech Republic), on October 12, 2018 (United States), on October 18, 2018 (Hungary) and on November 8, 2018 (Germany) by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, CinemArt, Columbia Pictures, Finnkino, Forum Film Bulgaria, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and HBO Latin America.
What are First Man film specifications?
The duration of the film is 141 minutes. With a budget of $70 million (gross), $59 million (net), the film grossed over $105.7 million.
The film First Man is rated with "PG-13" rating.
First Man filming. Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 2017.
What are critics and audiences saying about First Man?
First Man got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 86/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Other sites about First Man
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Official website: firstman.com
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Wikipedia: First Man (film)