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1 November 1989 (USA) See more »
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A Film by Al Reinert
Plot:
This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
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DVD Playhouse--July 2009
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 14 July 2009, 12:00 PM, PDT)

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Easily One of the Best Documentaries of the 20th Century See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jim Lovell ... 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:

Buzz Aldrin ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Anders ... Himself (archive footage)

Neil Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Bales ... Himself (archive footage) (as Steve Bales)
Frank Borman ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Cunningham ... Himself (archive footage)
Ron Evans ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Haise ... Himself (archive footage)
Neil B. Hutchinson ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Kraft ... Himself (archive footage) (as Chris Kraft)
Gene Kranz ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim McDivitt ... Himself (archive footage)
Edgar D. Mitchell ... Himself (archive footage) (as Ed Mitchell)
Bob Overmyer ... Himself (archive footage)

Buck Owens ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Wally Schirra ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Scott ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Shepard ... Himself (archive footage)
Deke Slayton ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas P. Stafford ... Himself (archive footage) (as Tom Stafford)
Edward H. White II ... Himself (archive footage) (as Ed White)
John Young ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (behind JFK) (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Kerwin ... Himself - capsule communicator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Reinert 
 
Produced by
Betsy Broyles Breier .... producer
David W. Leitner .... co-producer (as David Leitner)
Ben Young Mason .... executive producer
Fred Miller .... executive producer
Al Reinert .... producer
Jonathan Turell .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Korda 
 
Production Management
Maria Groumbas .... post-production supervisor
Kathryn Pasternak .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... additional sound recordist
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee De Carlo .... post-production sound supervisor (as Lee DeCarlo)
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Barbara Issak .... sound editor
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Alex Markowski .... sound engineer (as Alexander Markowski)
Richard L. Morrison .... sound re-recording mixer
George Nemzer .... sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Levie Isaacks .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Eric Jenkins .... additional editor
Goran Milutinovic .... additional editor
David Pulse .... color timer
Chuck Weiss .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Roger Eno .... composer: additional music
Daniel Lanois .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
David W. Leitner .... 16 mm to 35 mm blow-up (as David Leitner)
 
Thanks
Chuck Biggs .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Roger B. Chaffee .... dedicatee: Apollo 1, January 27, 1967
Marika Christ .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Georgy Dobrovolsky .... dedicatee: Soyuz 11, June 30, 1971
Gayle Frere .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Mike Gentry .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Gus Grissom .... dedicatee: Apollo 1, January 27, 1967 (as Virgil I. Grissom)
John Holland .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Denny Howe .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Gregory Jarvis .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
Vladimir Komarov .... dedicatee: Soyuz 1, April 24, 1967
Gentry Lee .... special thanks
Christa McAuliffe .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
John McLeaish .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Ron McNair .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
Goran Milutinovic .... in memory of
Gary Morrison .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Pete Nubile .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Ellison Onizuka .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
Diana Ormsby .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Glenn Osbourne .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Viktor Patsayev .... dedicatee: Soyuz 11, June 30, 1971
Don Pickard .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Judith A. Resnik .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
John Riley .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Bill Robbins .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Carl Sagan .... special thanks
Francis Scobee .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
Michael John J. Smith .... dedicatee: Challenger, January 28, 1986
Theodore Strauss .... special thanks
Lisa Vasquez .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Vladislav Volkov .... dedicatee: Soyuz 11, June 30, 1971
Doug Ward .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Chuck Welch .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Edward H. White II .... dedicatee: Apollo 1, January 27, 1967
Terry White .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Morris Williams .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
Frank Zehniner .... this film is indebted to the men and women of the Johnson Space Center, especially:
 

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80 min
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Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Singapore:G | Sweden:Btl | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
In the opening scene, President John F. Kennedy stands at the podium, giving his famous speech about the government's plan for lunar travel at Rice University. In the scene, President Kennedy's voice-over says, "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won and they must be won and used for the progress of all mankind." President Kennedy in actuality, said, "...used for the progress of all people." Director Al Reinert, using creative license, decided to splice President Kennedy's words, dubbing "mankind" over "people," using a part of the President's speech earlier on in his address.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Charles M. Duke Jr.:The only bad part about zero gravity in Apollo was goin' to the bathroom. We had a very crude system. For your feces it was a bag, and you put this bag in the right position. So you go, but the only thing is that nothing goes to the bottom of the bag in zero gravity.See more »
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Referenced in Alunizar (2013)See more »
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4-Minute WarningSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Easily One of the Best Documentaries of the 20th Century, 11 September 2002
Author: bobbrown from Santa Barbara, CA USA

Without repeating all the good comments that have been mentioned by earlier reviewers, I will add what is unique for me.

1. When Reinert wonderfully builds up the tension for the liftoff, it is more than a crescendo of power when those Saturn 5 rocket motors blast to life! I've had the film on VHS tape for about 10 years, and I still enjoy knocking the socks off of first time viewers when the surround sound system is allowed give its all as it shakes the house. If there were ice chunks on the outside of my house, they would surely shatter and fall just as they did from the rocket body as it slowly left the pad. UNBELIEVABLE! I once read that the Apollo rocket, if it all exploded at one time, would equal 80% of the Hiroshima atomic explosion in WW2. Imagine sitting atop that 31 story tall monster awaiting your fate on the launchpad.

2. Eno's music- just can't say enough superlatives about this soundtrack. Like good art, there is plenty there to continue to pique your interest for years. He is a gift to all mankind for his work on this soundtrack, but that is just the beginning. He's been doing that high level of work for decades!

GREAT FILM!!!

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