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Apollo 13 (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  30 June 1995 (USA)
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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by Rob Hartill

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Houston, we have a problem.


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Rated PG for language and emotional intensity | See all certifications »

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30 June 1995 (USA)  »

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Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$200,645 (USA) (20 September 2002)

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$192,500 (Czech Republic)
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2.35 : 1
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Ron Howard claims that, after seeing the film, Buzz Aldrin asked him if NASA could use the footage of the launch from the movie. See more »

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The mating of launch vehicle stage components was a much more delicate and deliberate process that this movie depicts. Tours, even for high-level VIPs, would most likely be suspended while such operations were in progress. For the scene where the Third Stage is being lowered onto the Second Stage, a retractable work platform, curved to fit around the Second Stage, would have been in place just below the Upper Field Joint (top of Second Stage). Numerous hard-hatted workers, most on their knees, would have been on the edge of this platform, making sure that the two stages were in correct alignment for mating. See more »

Quotes

Jim Lovell: [pointing to a large "NO" note on the control panel] What is that?
Jack Swigert: Oh, I was getting a little punchy and I didn't want to cut the LEM loose with you guys still in it.
Jim Lovell: That's good thinking.
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Spirit In The Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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A Great Inspiring Film
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert are on Apollo 13. People aren't worried about this expedition because the people already made it to the moon safely and had came back alive. That's not the point when things go very wrong and the hopes of coming back alive starts to fade.

This is a very good film. It shows human dedication and perseverance that they won't give up, even though hopes from other people seems to increase.

The acting by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Kathleen Quinlan are all great. This film also delivers some of the best lines in movie history.

This is a true story and has turned into a great movie and has great acting. Although I wouldn't say it's the best film, it's still one of the best films.


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