"First Man" is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle.
The starring cast includes Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong, Jason Clarke as Ed White, Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton, Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin, Christopher Abbott as Dave Scott, Ciarán Hinds as Bob Gilruth, Shawn Eric Jones, Patrick Fugit as Elliot See, Olivia Hamilton as Pat White and others.

Here are "First Man" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for First Man movie?

Universal Pictures on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 released the trailer for "First Man" you can watch here:
First Man - Official Trailer #3 .

Plot summary

What is First Man movie plot?

Here is a short review of "First Man" movie plot summary.

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.
His 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 researches possible treatments, but she dies soon afterward. Grief-stricken and suspecting he has been grounded, Armstrong applies for Project Gemini and is accepted to NASA Astronaut Group 2. With his wife Janet (Claire Foy), and their son Rick, Armstrong moves to Houston alongside other astronaut families. He 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.
In 1965, after the Soviets complete the first extravehicular activity (EVA), Armstrong is informed that he will command 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, a malfunction causes the spacecraft to roll at an increasingly dangerous rate. After nearly blacking out, Armstrong activates the RCS thrusters and safely aborts the mission. He initially faces criticism, but NASA determines the crew is not at fault and the mission is rated a "success".


Who plays who in the First Man movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "First Man" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ryan Gosling  as Neil Armstrong
Claire Foy  as Janet Armstrong
Jason Clarke  as Ed White Neil's friend and neighbor, the first American to walk in space
Kyle Chandler  as Deke Slayton one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts
Corey Stoll  as Buzz Aldrin the second person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 11, and also pilot for Gemini 12
Christopher Abbott  as Dave Scott
Ciarán Hinds  as Bob Gilruth the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center
Patrick Fugit  as Elliot See partnered with Armstrong as backup crew for Gemini 5
Olivia Hamilton  as Pat White
Pablo Schreiber  as Jim Lovell Gemini astronaut and backup commander on Armstrong's Apollo 11 mission
Shea Whigham  as Gus Grissom one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts
Lukas Haas  as Mike Collins the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11
Ethan Embry  as Pete Conrad Pilot of Gemini 5 and backup commander for Gemini 8
Brian d'Arcy James  as Joe Walker Armstrong's fellow X-15 test pilot
Cory Michael Smith  as Roger Chaffee capsule communicator for the Gemini 3 and Gemini 4 missions, and the third crew member
Skyler Bible  as Richard F. Gordon Jr. astronaut, the backup pilot for Neil Armstrong during the Gemini 8 mission
Gavin Warren  as Young Rick Armstrong
Leon Bridges  as Gil Scott-Heron
Kris Rey  as Marilyn See (as Kris Swanberg)
Luke Winters  as Older Rick Armstrong
Connor Blodgett  as Mark Armstrong (as Connor Colton Blodgett)
Lucy Stafford  as Karen Armstrong (as Lucy Brooke Stafford)
J.D. Evermore  as Chris Kraft (as JD Evermore)
Steve Coulter  as Guenter Wendt
William Gregory Lee  as Gordon Cooper
Choppy Guillotte  as John Young
Braydyn Nash Helms  as Young Ed White Jr.
Edmund Grant  as Older Ed White Jr.
Callie Brown  as Young Bonnie White
Claire Smith  as Older Bonnie White
Brady Smith  as Butch Butchart
John David Whalen  as John Glenn
Matthew Glave  as Chuck Yeager
Rodney J. Hobbs  as X-15 Flight Surgeon
Kermit Rolison  as George Mueller
Willie Repoley  as Jim Fucci
Ben Owen  as John Hodge
Jim Stearns  as David Hammock
James H. Williams  as Pastor
William G. Tomek  as Donald Babbit
Helen S. Jackson  as Louise Sheron
Ambrit Millhouse  as Syringe Tech
Mark Armstrong  as Paul Haney
Kevin Buttimer  as MSC Entrance Guard
Dustin Lewis  as Ralph Morse
Robert Hatch  as Joe Schmitt (as Robert A. Hatch)
Anna Chazelle  as White House Staffer
Tyner Rushing  as White House Staffer
Myra Brown  as White House Attendee
Ronald Hicks  as White House Attendee
Lawrence Jonasson  as White House Attendee (as Lawrence Johnson)
Irina Labouz  as White House Attendee
Anthony Paolucci  as Reporter
Philip Boyd  as Reporter
Stephanie Turner  as Newsweek Reporter
Timothy Batten  as ABC Reporter
Kokou Aurelien Gaya  as Agence France Reporter (as Aurelien Gaya)
Todd Truley  as Houston Post Reporter
Mark Kelly  as Reporter - Apollo 11
Tim Olcott  as Reporter - Apollo 11
Andrea Maria Hintermaier  as Hamburg Press (as Andrea Hintermaier)
Jamie Anne Allman  as Times Reporter
Charles Carroll  as Senator
Brian Mahoney  as Fire Inspector
Donald Elise Watkins  as Protestor (as Donald Watkins)
Tess Oakland  as Diner Patron
Michael Lee Kimel  as Bill Moon
Ryan Clay Forbes  as Bill Anders
Joshua Powell  as MC Engineer
Thomas Clay Strickland  as MC Engineer (as Thomas C. Strickland)
Brad Kitchen  as Assistant Flight Director
Tim Harper  as Flight Activities Director
Andrew Armstrong  as Booster Flight Controller
Kevin Johnson  as CSQ Agena Systems
Damian Lovello  as CSQ Gemini Systems
Nelson Bonilla  as NASA PAO
Andrew Stahl  as Ken Mattingly
Mark Kirkman  as MCC Fido
Brian David McCay  as MCC Retro
Mark Schlichting  as MCC GNC
Mark Yurgil  as MCC EECOM
Andrew Buckman  as MCC Guidance
Christopher Sgubin  as MCC Network

Release date

When is First Man movie release date?

"First Man" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 29, 2018 (Venice) and on October 12, 2018 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, CinemArt, Columbia Pictures, Finnkino I, Forum Film Bulgaria, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI), HBO Latin America and Net5.


What are First Man filming details?

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.

"First Man" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia, in November 2017.


What are critics and audiences saying about First Man movie?

"First Man" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 87/100. 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.

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