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
This was the only movie to ever use NASA's zero gravity airplane, the KC-135. It simulates weightlessness by climbing to 38,000 feet, then diving about 15,000 feet. See more »
Just after the explosion in the Service Module, Lovell directs Swigert to seal the hatch for the docking tunnel in case of a meteor strike. As Swigert is trying to connect the hatch, a Panavision Panaflex film camera is clearly seen in the tunnel facing the Command Module. See more »
Flight... I recommend we shut down reactant valves to the fuel cells.
What the hell good is that gonna do?
If that's where the leak is, we can isolate it. We can save what's left in the tanks and we can run on the good cell.
You close 'em, you can't open 'em again! You can't land on the moon with one healthy fuel cell!
Gene, the Odyssey is *dying*. From my chair here, this is the last option.
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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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