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Apollo 13 (1995)

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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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 The US has 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 Rob Hartill

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Failure is not an option. See more »


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Rated PG for language and emotional intensity | See all certifications »

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30 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$200,645, 22 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$173,837,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$355,237,933
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Lovell: Captain of the U.S.S. Iwo Jima. While Tom Hanks narrates the line "And as for me...", the real Jim Lovell is shaking hands with Hanks, who is playing him. See more »

Goofs

A technician is wearing a Rockwell International logo on his coveralls; the logo was seen as early as 1971. North American Rockwell became Rockwell International only in 1973 when they acquired Collins Radio. The aircraft division of North American Aviation/North American Rockwell was known as North American Aircraft Operations. See more »

Quotes

Fred Haise, Sr.: I know why my numbers were wrong. I only figured it for two people.
Jack Swigert: Maybe I should just hold my breath.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.63 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit In The Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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A brief synopsis of a great film.
20 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

It's difficult to say what makes Apollo 13 such a great film - perhaps it is the idea that it "really happened", and that someone can look at a history book, then at the film, and see an overall reality. Some might say they love it just for the effects; but I believe that it has a great story, and a perfect selection of actors, perfectly cast. Ed Harris excels, as does Tom Hanks - and Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon are each superb in their roles.

The most wonderful thing about this movie is that it encompasses so many parts and peoples, and appeals to so many, that by the last reel you feel that if they don't make it through, you have lost some of your closest friends.

In short: a minor masterpiece.


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