Apollo 13 (1995) Poster



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Edited into 

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Footage is used during the rocket launch.


Buck Rogers (1939) (TV Series)
line "No bucks, no Buck Rogers".
Marooned (1969)
Marylin's nightmare is a result of seeing this film. (Connection explained in commentary track)

Referenced in 

NewsRadio: Goofy Ball (1995) (TV Episode)
Beth: "Houston, we have a problem"
Saturday Night Live: David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) (TV Episode)
'Houston, we have a problem' mentioned during Spade in America's Hollywood Minute
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"It's the same crap from Apollo 13"
Father Ted: Tentacles of Doom (1996) (TV Episode)
A character says he saw this film recently and it reminded him of his own brush with death.
Saturday Night Live: Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Jesse Jackson on Weekend Update
The Simpsons: Bart on the Road (1996) (TV Episode)
Lisa says, "Houston, we have a problem. Homer 13 is spinning out of control!"
Weird Science: Swallow 13 (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference, Lisa says, "Houston, we have a problem."
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions this when talking to Tom Hanks, who is at the Venice Film Festival to promote this film.
Boy Meets World: You Can Go Home Again (1996) (TV Episode)
"Apollo 13" is Topanga's favourite film.
Spin City: The Great Pretender (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Houston, we have a problem."
Scream (1996)
When Stu discovers that the gun is missing, he says "Houston, we have a problem".
The Red Green Show: The Tax Refund (1996) (TV Episode)
Unable to figure out what's going on during Possum 911, Red exclaims, "Houston, we have a problem!"
For the Love of...: Lunar Conspiracy (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David Percy.
Fathers' Day (1997)
Drive (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom (as the "church of the bomb" explodes): "They never even had the time to tell Houston that they had a problem."
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Where No Duckman Has Gone Before (1997) (TV Episode)
Duckman says "Houston, we got a problem," which Cornfed tells him it's the wrong franchise.
RocketMan (1997)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Her Brother's Keeper (1997) (TV Episode)
Liz refers to the film and Tom Hanks.
Mad About You: The New Friend (1997) (TV Episode)
Ira mentions this film and the famous phrase: "Houston, we have a problem."
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Domino comments that the "launch" is just like Apollo 13 and that he and his dad saw the film 3 times. After the leaf blower flies off by itself, he comments "Houston, we have a problem".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: Houston, we have a moron.
The Simpsons: This Little Wiggy (1998) (TV Episode)
Bart says, "Houston, we have a booger!"
From the Earth to the Moon (1998) (TV Mini-Series)
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)
Cornwall says "Houston, we have a problem"
Armageddon (1998)
Max: "Houston, we have a problem!" Harry: "Houston, you have a problem!"
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
"Houston, we have a problem"
The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ron Howard.
The Simpsons: They Saved Lisa's Brain (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "Houston, we have a problem - a sexy problem!"
Terror Firmer (1999)
"Houston, we have a problem."
American Pie (1999)
During the internet scene, after Jim 'blows it' one character says "Houston We have a problem!"
Bats (1999)
Jimmy: "Houston, we've got a problem"
Toy Story 2 (1999)
What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo (2000) (Video)
Talked about by Mary Bennett.
Red Planet (2000)
Spy Kids (2001)
During the airplane ride, a console light comes on saying "Main Bus Undervolt"
Son of the Beach: It's Showtime at the Apollo 13! (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
How to Make a Monster (2001) (TV Movie)
The line "Houston, we have a problem."
The Shipment (2001)
"Houston, we got a problem."
Stranded (2002) (Video)
Coupling: The Girl with One Heart (2002) (TV Episode)
Listing various ways to describe a serious problem, Jeff includes, "Houston! Forget that other thing".
Leviathan in Space (2002) (Video)
Mentioned by Texe.
Saturday Night Live: Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Queer Eye
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
Joan of Arcadia: Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray (2004) (TV Episode)
Mr Smith says, "Houston, we have crowning."
King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) (TV Episode)
Kelly Clarkson lists celebrities info
Top Gear: Episode #4.4 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions a capsule scene from the film and main theme is playing in the background.
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (2004) (Video)
When Shaggy and Scooby are falling through the air in the van, Shaggy says "Houston, we have a problem".
Parallax: The Curse of the Incredibly Bad News (2004) (TV Episode)
Ben says, "Houston, we have a problem."
Parallax: Decoy (2004) (TV Episode)
Ben says, "Houston, we have a problem."
Parallax: The Reading Room (2004) (TV Episode)
Ben says, "Houston, we have just one little problem."
Tripping the Rift: Ghost Ship (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Leonard Nimoy'
Physics in Your Life (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by Professor Wolfson in Lecture 11.
The Amazing Race: Houston, We Have an Elephant (2005) (TV Episode)
Uchenna and Joyce see an elephant of their drive, Uchenna exclaims "Houston we have an elephant."
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
"I suppose next you are going to tell me you were in the Apollo 13 mission"
Pitbullterje (2005)
Movie poster seen in Jim's room.
ER: Man with No Name (2005) (TV Episode)
Morris says ''Houston, we have a problem''- this line was made famous by the movie Apollo 13
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.35 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Taglines" category
Desperation (2006) (TV Movie)
Ron Perlman quotes the film.
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Strictly Background (2007)
video store
The Office: The Job (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael says "Houston, we have a problem"
St. Trinian's (2007)
"Houston, we have a problem"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
CSI: NY: Playing with Matches (2008) (TV Episode)
Mac quotes "Houston, we have a problem"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.22 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
The Kevin Bacon Movie Club (2008) (Video)
movie with Kevin Bacon
Phineas and Ferb: Out to Launch (2008) (TV Episode)
Phineas says, "Danville, we have a problem."
The Making of Frost/Nixon (2009) (Video)
Mentioned by Ron Howard
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Clint Howard as a NASA mission controller
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.166 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Bumblebee plays a clip of Tom Hanks saying, "Houston, we have a problem."
Top Gear: Episode #13.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Jim Lovell and the scene where Houston contacts with the astronauts.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Ripcord says "Houston We've got a problem", when he doesn't find any buttons to fire in the Night Raven
Making of 'Vorstadtkrokodile' (2009) (Video)
The members of the band Apollo 3 report they viewed this movie and came up consequently to their band name
Planet 51 (2009)
Baker says, "Houston, we have a little problem!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.85 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Ron Howard Films"
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
Quote is a question during 'Reel Quotes'
The Ricky Gervais Show: Space Monkey (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ricky
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 question
Smallville: Salvation (2010) (TV Episode)
Oliver says, "Houston, we have a problem."
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (2010) (TV Episode)
Sherlock calls, "Houston, we have a mistake!"
Sherlock: Unaired Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a mistake"
Cougar Town: You Don't Know How It Feels (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Cougar Town: Fooled Again: I Don't Like It (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) (TV Episode)
Quote from film referenced in episode title.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Top Gear: Episode #16.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James while in the Rover II
NCIS: Los Angeles: Rocket Man (2011) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem." quote by Eric.
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb Interrupted/A Real Boy (2011) (TV Episode)
Candace says "Houston, we have a problem"
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Radiohead (2011) (TV Episode)
Taran Killam thought Apollo 18 was a sequel to this film.
The Vampire Diaries: Disturbing Behavior (2011) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem"
Revenge: Guilt (2011) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem"
Tosh.0: Face Bumper Smash (2011) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a swallower"
The Muppets (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Back to the Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a solution"
Psych: Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (2011) (TV Episode)
When they find the body in the wine barrel, Shaun says"Houston, we have a problem."
Face Off: Return to Oz (2012) (TV Episode)
poster seen
The True Story: Apollo 13 (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
Bering Sea Gold: After the Dredge: Gains and Losses (2012) (TV Episode)
Ian mentions the title, and the box/hose/duct tape part
Wheel of Fortune: America's Game 25 (2012) (TV Episode)
Round 4 Puzzle, Movie Quote: "Houston, We Have A Problem"
End Roll (2012)
Laura mockingly says to Marta: "Hey, who am I talking to? Houston calls Marta".
The Mindy Project: In the Club (2012) (TV Episode)
Josh says it's his favorite Tom Hanks romantic comedy.
Face Off: Who's the New Who? (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Family Guy: Space Cadet (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.138 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jen Kirkman says that a woman in her "fear of flying" class had just seen the film and was afraid that an airplane might fly off into space
Arrested Development: The B. Team (2013) (TV Episode)
Ron Howard has a replica of a lunar module in his offce, prompting Michael to mention the movie.
Arrested Development: Double Crossers (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Michael
Arrested Development: Smashed (2013) (TV Episode)
Earlier version filmed
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ryan Ruocco lists his top 5 movies since 1986
Top Gear: Episode #20.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
on Jeremy's list of Rob Howard films
Malabi Express: Episode #1.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Juka says "Houston, we have a problem"
Gravity (2013)
Ed Harris, the voice of mission control, previously played Flight Director Gene Kranz in Apollo 13 (1995). The two films also feature a similar theme.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Brian Billick
AniMat's Reviews: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks played a real-life person in this film, Jim Lovell.
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #7.11 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Yusuf, we have a problem"
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Equestria Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"Equestria, we have a problem."
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Episode #1.12 (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster shown and translated to Cyrillic.
Interkozmosz (2014) (Short)
come into sight the hungarian version of the original VHS cassette in the table game scene
Flat Earth Clues: Empty Theatre (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunted Mansion (2015) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem."
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kevin Bacon/Chris D'Elia/Eric Ripert (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Kevin Bacon
iZombie: Astroburger (2015) (TV Episode)
Aaron, "Houston, we have a problem."
Conspiracy: The Nazi King (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip of Princess Diana meeting Tom Hanks at the Apollo 13 premiere is shown.
The Messengers: Houston, We Have a Problem (2015) (TV Episode)
Title references the "Houston, we have a problem" line.
Only Connect: Episode #11.7 (2015) (TV Episode)
Features in a group of Ron Howard films on the connecting wall.
The Martian (2015)
The crew of the Hermes sends a message back to Mission Control that "Rich Purnell is a steely-eyed missile man," a quote directly from Apollo 13.
La Parta: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem".
The Graham Norton Show: Chris Hemsworth/Ron Howard/Lily Tomlin/Kevin Bridges/Blake/Shirley Bassey (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Ron Howard; Ron Howard talks about his mother's role in this movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Claire Danes/Ron Howard/Logic (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions several of Ron Howard's directing credits
The NASA Moon and Mars Landing Hoaxes (2015) (Video)
Mentioned by narrator.
Apollo 13: Twenty Years Later (2015) (Short)
20th anniversary documentary about the film
Almost Royal: Work (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8844 (2016) (TV Episode)
Tim and Michael reference the film.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh and I Work on a Case! (2016) (TV Episode)
Paula mentions watching the movie.


Bewitched (1964) (TV Series)
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) (TV Series)
The Dick Cavett Show (1968) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The Universal Story (1995) (TV Movie)
clip shown
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV Special)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Footage shown of special effect of Saturn 5 rocket at politcal convention.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "Houston, we have a problem." is #50 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #12 on the list.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Houston, we have a problem."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Bill Paxton's films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.63 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ron Howard films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.158 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Kevin Bacon films
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of Tom Hanks presented as a greeting on Dave's 18th anniversary show
Hollywood's Top Ten: Lost in Space (2011) (TV Episode)
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
Rock Center with Brian Williams: Episode #1.60 (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Quotes (2013) (TV Episode)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.

Spoofed in 

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Rocket Booster/A Really Scary Casper Moment/Day of the Living Casper (1996) (TV Episode)
In "Rocket Booster", Casper's telling of when he went into space is spoofs the events in Apollo 13.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike parodies the famous line "failure is not an option" in one sketch.
Spy Hard (1996)
Married with Children: Grime and Punishment (1997) (TV Episode)
Kelly, enacting the history of the USA: "Houston, we have a problem. I can see Uranus."
Dante's Peak (1997)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Clint Howard's role as the radar operator who spots Dr. Evil's spaceship is a nod to his role as a NASA control room technician in this.
Plump Fiction (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
The Wrong Coast (2004) (TV Series)
The movie "Apollo the 13th", is a cross and parody of "Apollo 13" and "Friday the 13th".
Garfield (2004)
Garfield's quote "Houston we have a problem" while playing "astronaut" is a parody of the line from Apollo 13.
Disaster! (2005)
the fuel suddenly drops to Empty: "Houston, we have a problem."
Fred Claus (2007)
a mission control scene
The Big Bang Theory: The Classified Materials Turbulence (2009) (TV Episode)
Wolowitz dumps out a box of spare parts available on the International Space Station required to fix his zero-G toilet much like the Mission Control people did to make a new carbon dioxide scrubber
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
a drunk astronaut says "Houston, we no longer have a problem."
Community: Basic Rocket Science (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed's story of not being able to take the trip to "space" and needing to help the crew to get back to Greendale spoofs Gary Sinise's sub plot in the movie; the crew getting rescued out of the caravan at the end is similar to the Apollo-crew landing safely back on earth and being welcomed back by a crowd of people in the movie
Mater's Tall Tales: Moon Mater (2010) (TV Episode)
The Impala XIII radios back to Earth: "Houston, I have a problem!"
Modern Family: ClosetCon '13 (2013) (TV Episode)
Parodies several scenes
Tosh.0: Space Shuttle Launch (2014) (TV Episode)
"Houston, we have a problem"
Family Guy: Peter, Chris & Brian (2015) (TV Episode)
Cutaway joke
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8844 (2016) (TV Episode)
Tim spoofs the film with Michael.

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