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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Angie Cordell
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Shimon Levin
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Newsman (as James N. Harrell)
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Mel Anderson
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Mikey 'Mike' Matthews
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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Astronaut Jim Lovell called this movie "fictitious and in poor taste". He "resented the mixing of fact and fiction" and said that if NASA wanted publicity they should have endorsed a story of a fictitious space flight. See more »

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Angie Cordell: I feel like a perfect idiot.
Tim Cordell: Nobody's perfect.
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"Apollo 13" the First Time Around
19 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

When "Apollo 13" came out, I thought I was the only person in America who remembered this made-for-TV effort. As a space-crazy 13 year old, I recall watching and enjoying this film, and I'm surprised that no effort was made to bring it out on video or DVD so people could compare the two films. No doubt the production values of "Apollo 13" are far superior and the presence of a by-then burnt out Sandra Dee in the cast probably signals the film wasn't all that good. Still, I'd like to see it again.


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