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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)  »

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Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience  »

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$52,000,000 (estimated)

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$200,645 (USA) (20 September 2002)

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$172,071,312 (USA)
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Due to his portrayal of astronaut Jim Lovell in this movie, Tom Hanks had an asteroid "12818 Tomhanks (1996 GU8)" named in his honor (1996). See more »

Goofs

The TV camera in the CSM/LM did not have a viewfinder as depicted in the film. Nor did it have a red light to show it was on. A custom modified mini B&W monitor on the top of the camera allowed the astronauts to see where they were shooting. Such a device was used on the color camera in the CSM since Apollo 10. See more »

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Controller #1: Is it A.M. or P.M.?
Controller #2: A.M. Very, very A.M.
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Referenced in Leviathan in Space (2002) See more »

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Honkey Tonkin'
Written and Performed by Hank Williams
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The greatest movie. A touching yet thrilling action-packed story of hope and beating the odds.
5 November 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie is my all-time favorite. It has every element that makes a movie a classic. It is suspenseful, thrilling, and touching. It has drama, comedy, suspense, and even a little romance. I read the book "The Lost Moon" written by Jim Lovell and was the basis of the movie. The writers, producers, director, and actors did a marvelous job of portraying the events of the perilous flight of Apollo 13. The actors (Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinland, and Gary Sinise) did a wonderful job as their character. I absolutely love movies where everyone comes together to fight and work toward a certain, unified goal, and I cannot think of a better example of this than what is shown in Apollo 13.


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