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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
The Mission Control set was nearly a carbon copy of the original one in Houston. See more »
(at around 19 mins) In the overhead shot of the the rocket being transported to the launch pad, it can be seen that the mobile launcher (that is the box-shaped structure resting on the crawler on which in turn the booster sits) reaches well over the crawler's track chain. In the shot in which Lovell walks alongside the crawler (5 seconds earlier), the whole mobile launcher structure is missing. See more »
[Jim is standing outside, looking up at the moon, covering and uncovering it with his thumb. Marilyn comes out with a garbage bag]
You're drunk, Lovell.
Yeah, I'm not used to the champagne.
[She picks at a few glasses on a table, then drops the bag in exasperation]
I can't deal with cleaning up, let's sell the house.
All right, we'll sell the house.
[Still looking up at the moon]
They're back inside now. Looking up at us. Isn't that something?
[Settles into a lawn chair]
I'll bet ...
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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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