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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Narrator (voice)
John Corbett ... Jack Schmitt (voice)
Andrew Husmann ... Astronaut Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Aaron White Aaron White ... Astronaut Irwin
Matt Damon ... Al Shepard (voice)
Gary Hershberger ... Astronaut Grace
Morgan Freeman ... Neil Armstrong (voice)
Scott Wilder Scott Wilder ... Astronaut Wallace
Brandy Blackledge ... Future Astronaut
Scott Glenn ... Charles Duke (voice)
Rick Gomez ... Alpha Station Commander (voice)
Colin Hanks ... Conspiracy Neil Armstrong
Bo Stevenson Bo Stevenson ... Conspiracy Grip
Frank John Hughes ... Future Houston Capcom (voice)
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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

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Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnificent Desolation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$479,587, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$34,137,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,339,402
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Sound Mix:

Sonics-DDP

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.43 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »

Goofs

In the surface emergency sequence, when one astronaut's portable life support system fails, he activates his OPS (Oxygen Purge System), i.e., emergency oxygen supply. But he fails to open the purge valve that lets the oxygen flow through and out of his suit. The valve is unlocked by pulling a pin attached to the red ball ("red apple") hanging from the lower right front of the suit. See more »

Quotes

Neil Armstrong: Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
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Featured in Larry Crowne (2011) See more »

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Outstanding! Great use of 3D technology...
22 September 2005 | by mvolk23See all my reviews

Outstanding! What a great tribute to the Apollo space program. A great use of 3D technology. I loved all of the star voices sitting in for the Apollo astronuats. I recognized some of them, not all of them. This movie - only about 45 minutes long - shows us past footage and new footage of what it was like to fly an Apollo mission to the moon. Including hypothetical worst case scenarios and what moon travel might be like in the future. For those who remember the Apollo missions, this will be a great reminder and tribute to those days of the late 60's & 70's. And for those who have no frame of reference, what a great way to learn about what it was like. The 3D effects are outstanding, not gimmicky. Please go see this movie and take your kids. I remember very little of the Apollo missions when they occurred, but this movie actually had me choked up at the end. I only wish it was longer...


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