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Stowaway Dvd

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.


Stowaway is a 2021 science fiction thriller film, written by Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison and directed by Penna. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, and Toni Collette. The film was released by Netflix and Prime Video (in Canada) on April 22, 2021.


The crew of MTS-42, a two-year mission to Mars, consists of commander Marina Barnett, biologist David Kim, and medical researcher Zoe Levenson. After taking off from Earth, the upper stage of their launch vehicle is connected by 450 meter long tethers to the ship’s main hull, acting as a counterweight for inertia-based artificial gravity.

Shortly after takeoff, Barnett discovers launch support engineer Michael Adams, an accidental stowaway, unconscious behind a panel. The crew begins to bond with him, but Barnett soon learns that Michael’s body had been entangled with, and inadvertently destroyed, a device that scrubs carbon dioxide from the air on the ship.

The crew is forced to use emergency lithium hydroxide canisters to scrub CO
2 from the air. Unfortunately, the canisters can only sustain enough oxygen for two passengers. Barnett orders David to immediately cultivate his algae experiment on the ship, rather than at the Martian colony as planned. Only half of the algae survive, providing just enough oxygen for a third crew member. Without another oxygen supply, the crew of four will asphyxiate weeks before reaching Mars.

Barnett asks mission control for a solution that will save all four passengers, but the only option – an untested EVA to climb the tethers and recover liquid oxygen from the launch vehicle – is deemed too risky. Barnett and David come to terms with sacrificing Michael, but Zoe convinces them to wait ten days for mission control to think of another solution.

After three days, David explains the situation to Michael and offers him a painless lethal injection. Michael nearly takes his own life, but Zoe convinces him to hold out for a while longer. She insists on climbing the tethers to retrieve the liquid oxygen. David reveals that the rest of the algae has died, leaving only enough oxygen for two, and agrees to join her.

Zoe and David perform the EVA and fill two tanks, which would be enough to sustain two more passengers. Deadly radiation from a high-energy solar flare forces them to leave one of the tanks behind.They make it back to the ship, but not before Zoe misses a step, which causes her to drop the tank, which drifts away. Meanwhile, the large tank is slowly leaking oxygen.

After regrouping, the crew realizes that one person must endure the radiation and retrieve the tank left behind on the first attempt so that the other three can survive. Marina must survive to pilot the ship, but the other three all volunteer to make the sacrifice. When Zoe ultimately insists on doing it herself, she manages to fill and return the tank to the ship before succumbing to radiation poisoning. She spends her final moments outside the ship, gazing at Mars amongst the stars.


Anna Kendrick as Zoe Levenson, the ship’s doctor.
Toni Collette as Marina Barnett, the ship commander.
Daniel Dae Kim as David Kim, the ship’s biologist.
Shamier Anderson as Michael Adams, a launch support engineer and the eponymous stowaway.
In October 2018, it was announced Anna Kendrick was cast to appear in Joe Penna’s next film, starring as a medical researcher. In January 2019, Toni Collette was added to the cast, in the role of the ship commander. In May, Shamier Anderson was cast as the titular stowaway, and Daniel Dae Kim joined as the ship’s biologist.

Filming began on June 11, 2019 in Cologne and Munich and wrapped after 30 days.YouTuber and science communicator Scott Manley was a consultant for the film.


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