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Release Date:
1 November 1989 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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 3 wins See more »
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DVD Playhouse--July 2009
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If only I could have afforded a laserdisc player 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)
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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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Singapore:G | Sweden:Btl | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
Factual errors: For scenes of spacewalks in earth orbit, scenes from Apollo 9 are mixed with scenes from Gemini program spacewalks.See more »
Quotes:
John F.Kennedy:We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Drive (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
For Her AtomsSee more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
If only I could have afforded a laserdisc player, 16 February 2000
Author: Scott W. Larson from Portland, OR

I won't reiterate all of the praise of this film except to say that if I had just few more spare dollars when it was released on laserdisc, I would have bought a laserdisc player just for this title (and 2001). Fortunately years later I've already purchased a DVD player and For All Mankind has finally been released on that format.

To me the defining moment of this film is the lunar lander slowly returning to the command module. At first we only see the cratered surface of the Moon moving below at incredible speed. Then we see a tiny motionless speck above it. Was it a defect in the lens? Of course not. It's the lunar lander slowly returning from the surface. It seems to take much longer than it really does because there are no cuts and no narrator explaining what we already know we're seeing. There's only a dot turning into a space ship. What more could you add to this amazing sight?

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