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 The US has 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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$52,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$172,071,312 (USA)
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Trivia

The Navy SH-3H Sea-King "66" helicopter from the rescue scene is not the original rescue aircraft from the Apollo missions as previously stated, as the original "66" had been lost at sea before the film was made. Another Sea King (bureau number 148999) was painted up like the original and used for filming. This helicopter can (as of Dec. 2008) be seen on display at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA. The aircraft was assigned to and flown by crews from HC-85, a Naval Reserve squadron based at NAS North Island in San Diego, CA. HC-85 was one of the last units to fly the Sea King helicopter in the U.S. Navy. See more »

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When CapCom Andy says "Roger Odyssey, we copy your venting." the shot ends with him sitting down. Immediately following this, there is a closer shot of him sitting down again. See more »

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Jim Lovell: We just lost the moon.
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Somebody To Love
Written by Darby Slick
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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The greatest movie. A touching yet thrilling action-packed story of hope and beating the odds.
5 November 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie is my all-time favorite. It has every element that makes a movie a classic. It is suspenseful, thrilling, and touching. It has drama, comedy, suspense, and even a little romance. I read the book "The Lost Moon" written by Jim Lovell and was the basis of the movie. The writers, producers, director, and actors did a marvelous job of portraying the events of the perilous flight of Apollo 13. The actors (Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinland, and Gary Sinise) did a wonderful job as their character. I absolutely love movies where everyone comes together to fight and work toward a certain, unified goal, and I cannot think of a better example of this than what is shown in Apollo 13.


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