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Apollo 13 (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  30 June 1995 (USA)
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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 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 Rob Hartill

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office


$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$172,071,312 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Three members of the Apollo 13 cast - Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, and Ray McKinnon all starred together The Stand (1994) the previous year. See more »


Mattingly appears to be using a Maglite, introduced in 1979 in the simulator. See more »


Marilyn Lovell: Jeffrey?
Jeffrey Lovell: Why are so many people here?
Marilyn Lovell: Well, you know, your dad's flying his mission.
Jeffrey Lovell: He said he was going to get me a moon rock.
Marilyn Lovell: Right. Well, something broke on your daddy's spaceship. And he's going to have to turn around before he even gets to the moon.
Jeffrey Lovell: Was it the door?
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A Great Inspiring Film
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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