• Publication date: October 27, 2013

The Astronaut Farmer

A farmer dreams of traveling to space, but his plans are interrupted by government bullying.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

November 26, 2015 17:00 (KSA) ~ November 26, 2015 16:00 (CLT)

When astrophysicist Charles Farmer's(Billy Bob Thornton) father dies, the family's ranch faces foreclosure.  The aspiring astronaut leaves the military and returns to his native Texas, where he attempts to save the estate from ruin.

Charles does not forfeit his dreams of space travel however, and builds a rocket inside a barn.  Just as he nears takeoff and attempts to acquire fuel, government authorities thwarthis plans.  Now Farmer is propelled into the national spotlight while he strives to save his dreams and his childhood home.


  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Virginia Madsen
  • Bruce Dern
  • Max Thieriot