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Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974)

Story of how NASA controllers fought to return the Apollo 13 space capsule to Earth after an on-board explosion damaged the craft.

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The flight of Apollo 13.

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Steve Bell
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Lou Matthews
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Tim Cordell
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Angie Cordell
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Shimon Levin
Sheila Sullivan ...
Lisa Bell
Jack Hogan ...
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Abraham Levin (as Robert Corff)
Barbara Baldavin ...
Donna Matthews
James Harrel ...
Newsman (as James N. Harrell)
Zolya Talma ...
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Geoffrey Scott ...
Mel Anderson
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Mikey 'Mike' Matthews
Thomas P. Stafford ...
Himself (as Brig.Gen. Thomas P. Stafford)
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Story of how NASA controllers fought to return the Apollo 13 space capsule to Earth after an on-board explosion damaged the craft.

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At 1:13 PM, April 11th 1970 Apollo 13 Lifted off on its way to the moon. It was to make history. Apollo 13 was headed for the first accident in space.

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Jack Swigert (CMPilot) is quoted in NASA transcripts as saying "...we've got a problem here." When CAPCOM Jack Lousma asks the crew to repeat the transmission, Lovell actually does say "Houston, we've had a problem." See more »

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Angie Cordell: I feel like a perfect idiot.
Tim Cordell: Nobody's perfect.
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horrible
10 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This made for TV piece of junk shows exactly why made for TV movies are held in disdain.

This is supposed to be the Apollo 13 story, but it has nothing to do with the astronauts. All of the film is about the flight controllers and their personal problems at home. It is just stupid.

Gary Collins is in it... enough said.

Robert Culp should have know better than to be in this.

Most of the story in the film is fictitious.

Thank goodness Ron Howard came along twenty years later and told the Apollo 13 story is a way that NASA and everyone involved deserved.


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