MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,357 this week

For All Mankind (1989)

8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 2,926 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 61 critic

This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 18 Apr 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 30 Apr 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "For All Mankind" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: For All Mankind (1989)

For All Mankind (1989) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of For All Mankind.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Buzz Aldrin
The War Room (1993)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington
Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong
Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johnny Red always wanted to be a scientist and work for NASA when he grew up. After several academic mishaps, Johnny is stuck in his suburban Pennsylvania town. When all other means of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Clifton
Stars: Ralph Archbold, Nico Bell, Haley Bond
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Academy Award-nominated ADAM CLAYTON POWELL delves into the gripping life and career of the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America in the '30s, '40s and '50s. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kilberg
Stars: Julian Bond, John Brademus, Calvin O. Butts III
Bergman Island (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Nyreröd
Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson, Marie Nyreröd
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand, 1923. The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both... See full summary »

Directors: Al Reinert, John Dean, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nellie Gonzalez
The Hit (1984)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke
Vibroboy (1994)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An old aztec statue brought back from Mexico to France by a transvestite and an acrobat suddenly releases El Vibro, a.k.a. Vibroboy, a superhero endowed with a phallic driller...

Director: Jan Kounen
Stars: Dominique Bettenfeld, Valérie Druguet, Michel Vuillermoz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Al Reinert
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: Vince DiPersio, Bill Guttentag
Stars: Joe Mantegna
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Bill Jersey
Stars: William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator - Apollo 8, Apollo 13 (voice) (as James A. Lovell Jr.)
Russell Schweickart ...
Narrator - Apollo 9 (voice) (as Russell L. Schweickart)
Eugene Cernan ...
Narrator - Apollo 10, Apollo 17 (voice) (as Eugene A. Cernan)
Michael Collins ...
Narrator - Apollo 11 (voice)
Charles Conrad ...
Narrator - Apollo 12 (voice) (as Charles P. Conrad Jr.)
Richard Gordon ...
Narrator - Apollo 12 (voice) (as Richard F. Gordon Jr.)
Alan Bean ...
Narrator - Apollo 12 (voice) (as Alan L. Bean)
Jack Swigert ...
Narrator - Apollo 13 (voice) (as John L. Swigert Jr.)
Stuart Roosa ...
Narrator - Apollo 14 (voice) (as Stuart A. Roosa)
James Irwin ...
Narrator - Apollo 15 (voice) (as James B. Irwin)
Kenneth Mattingly ...
Narrator - Apollo 16 (voice) (as T. Kenneth Mattingly II)
Charles Duke ...
Narrator - Apollo 16 (voice) (as Charles M. Duke Jr.)
Harrison Schmitt ...
Narrator - Apollo 17 (voice) (as Harrison H. Schmitt)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Anders ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, and picked out the best. Instead of being a newsy, fact-filled documentary. Reinart focuses on the human aspects of the space flights. The only voices heard in the film are the voices of the astronauts and mission control. Reinart uses the astronaunts' own words from interviews and from the mission footage. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and and beauty of the astronauts' experiences--experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time "for all mankind." Written by Scott B. Fisher <sbfisher@burgoyne.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Film by Al Reinert


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erövringen av rymden  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$770,132 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The staging footage was captured because NASA wanted to document the flight process of an unmanned Saturn flight for feedback in case there was a failure for engineers to look at footage to see what went wrong. Cameras were mounted in strategic locations, kicking on at critical moments to document the staging process for less than half a minute. After completion, the light-tight canisters containing the exposed film were jettisoned, dropping to earth with homing beacons and parachutes inside protective heat shields. Air Force C-130 transport planes, towing gigantic nets, recovered the canisters in the southern Atlantic Ocean. See more »

Goofs

When showing the scenes of trans-lunar injection (firing the rocket to leave earth orbit for the moon), scenes of a Gemini spacecraft reentering the atmosphere are shown instead. See more »

Quotes

Russell L. Schweickart: There's a total and complete silence in that beautiful view and the realization, of course, that you're going 25,000 miles an hour.
See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the men and women who have given their lives in the exploration of Space. Apollo 1 January 27, 1967 Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom Edward H. White II Roger B. Chaffee Soyuz 1 April 24, 1967 Vladimir Komarov Soyuz 11 June 30, 1971 Vladislav Volkov Georgi Dobrovolski Viktor Patsayev Challenger January 28, 1986 Michael J. Smith Dick Scobee Ronald McNair Ellison Onizuka Christa McAuliffe Gregory Jarvis Judith Resnik See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alunizar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Stars
Courtesy of EG Records (Apollo)
Written and Performed by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
Licensed by EG Music, Inc. (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fantastic, essential viewing. A real gem.
29 October 2004 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

I taped this off British TV in 1989 or 1990, and could never understand why nobody I speak to has ever heard of it! Even real space enthusiasts have not seen or heard of this wonderful film. Even today it remains unavailable on DVD except in the USA (buy an import from Amazon, well worth it!).

Quite simply there is no better way to tell the story of such a unique and special journey than in the words of those who undertook it. Here we have the live radio transmissions between the astronauts and Houston, reminiscences from the astronauts a decade or so after and no interference from any professional actor/narrator. There is footage even the most obsessed space enthusiast will not have seen, especially the 8mm film shot by the astronauts themselves.

This film presents, in a mere 80 minutes, the story of the Apollo missions from pre-launch preparations though the journey, their time on the surface of the moon to the take-off from the moon and safe return to earth. The views are as majestic as any on the earth, all accompanied by soft and appropriately ethereal music.

Why this hidden gem of a film is not constantly being broadcast on a documentary channel or even entertainment stations is totally beyond me

  • and also beyond those I have shared the DVD with. Seek out this film


and watch it. As a friend said to me, "why is it we can walk into any shop and buy row upon row of rubbish and we cannot buy this, which shows a real achievement of mankind".


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
fake? benjamin22
Horrible science question birdncookie
Sound Track imdb-5690
Awesome sanitariumzero
very nice, but suaheli
Video or DVD alfredvanwijk
Discuss For All Mankind (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?