Charlie Farmer is an ex-airforce pilot whose dream is to be an astronaut. Faced with the foreclosure of his ranch, neighborhood naysayers, and a government alarmed by his huge purchase of high-grade fuel, he’s ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn.

The Astronaut Farmer

The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Max Thieriot.