A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
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
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The television that Blanch Lovell watches the final splashdown on is a Sharp model that was not made until the late 1980s. See more »
13, we just got another request from the Flight Surgeon for you to get some sleep. Don't like these readings down here.
[Tearing off his biomeds]
Let's see how he likes this. I am sick and tired of the entire western world knowing how my kidneys are functioning!
[after Lovell's heartrate flatlines]
Flight, we just lost Lovell!
13, Houston. Jim, we just had a bottoming out on your biomeds.
I'm not wearing my biomeds.
[after Gene Kranz shrugs it off]
Ok, Jim. Copy that.
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From the moment the problems started I was sitting on the edge of my seat
I don't know what the real event was like, because I wasn't even born then, but I guess it must have been really shocking to see how these astronauts were fighting for their lives. The movie really has done a good job on showing how inventive people can be in times of need, and on recreating the emotions that the crew, their families and the people in the flight command center had to go through.
If you ask me, the film really was at its best as soon as the crew was actually taking off in their rocket. Before that the movie was a little bit too slow to my taste and it didn't have that much to say. However, from the moment the problems with Apollo 13 started I was sitting on the edge of my seat. It all felt very real and you just have to empathize with the crew and their family.
Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton,... all did a great job showing us the astronauts, their families and the flight crew on this doomed mission. Their performances made "Apollo 13" one of the better movies of the nineties. I reward it with an 8/10.
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