In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit ... See full summary »
Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by
On rounding the Moon, Haise (Bill Paxton) is shown with a camera and mentions "Mare Tranquillitatis, where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed.." - the portion of the Moon shown is actually Palus Putredinis (Marsh of Decay), with the river-like Hadley Rille prominently seen crossing it. This was the landing site for Apollo 15 in July of 1971. See more »
Gentlemen, what are your intentions?
[Jack Swigert and Fred Haise turn around and stare at Lovell]
I'd like to go home.
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Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert are on Apollo 13. People aren't worried about this expedition because the people already made it to the moon safely and had came back alive. That's not the point when things go very wrong and the hopes of coming back alive starts to fade.
This is a very good film. It shows human dedication and perseverance that they won't give up, even though hopes from other people seems to increase.
The acting by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Kathleen Quinlan are all great. This film also delivers some of the best lines in movie history.
This is a true story and has turned into a great movie and has great acting. Although I wouldn't say it's the best film, it's still one of the best films.
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