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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, Animation, Short  |  23 September 2005 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Jack Schmitt (voice)
Andrew Husmann ...
Astronaut Scott
Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Aaron White ...
Astronaut Irwin
Al Shepard (voice)
Astronaut Grace
Neil Armstrong (voice)
Scott Wilder ...
Astronaut Wallace
Future Astronaut
Charles Duke (voice)
Alpha Station Commander (voice)
Bo Stevenson ...
Conspiracy Grip
Future Houston Capcom (voice)


This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

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Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Magnificent Desolation  »

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Opening Weekend:

$503,253 (USA) (23 September 2005)


$33,557,433 (USA) (23 July 2010)

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1.44 : 1
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Colin HanksTom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »


In the surface emergency sequence, when one astronaut's portable life support system fails, he activates his OPS (Oxygen Purge System), i.e., emergency oxygen supply. But he fails to open the purge valve that lets the oxygen flow through and out of his suit. The valve is unlocked by pulling a pin attached to the red ball ("red apple") hanging from the lower right front of the suit. See more »


References Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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An amazing film!
19 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today I took my 3rd graders on a field trip to see this film. We were mesmerized! I know that the kids were mostly blown away by the great 3D effects, but that's OK. Hopefully they absorbed a little bit of the science that was discussed.

It is fantastic. People of all ages will enjoy it. I highly recommend it if you can find this film in your area.

Two things I liked: the way To Hanks included the "first quotes" of other moon walkers (since the only one we ever hear about is Neil Armstrong's.) I also liked the scenario of what "could have happened" if there was a glitch with the moon rover during the moon landings.

See it--you'll love it.

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