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In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

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The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

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In the 1960s, US President John F Kennedy proposed landing a man on the moon before the decade was finished. This film has interviews with most of the surviving astronauts of the Apollo program who were making ready to make that great voyage with an army of experts determined to make the endeavor possible. Through training, tragedy and triumph, we follow the greatest moments of one of Humanity's great achievements. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Remember when the whole world looked up


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Rated PG for mild language, brief violent images and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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2 November 2007 (UK)  »

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Dans l'ombre de la lune  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,281 (USA) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

$1,134,049 (USA) (21 December 2007)
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Of all the astronauts who appeared in the film, only Buzz Aldrin demanded to be paid. See more »

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Gene Cernan talks about the Apollo 1 crew (Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee) being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Only Grissom and Chaffee are buried there. White is buried at West Point. See more »

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Michael Collins: I kind of have two moons in my head, I guess, whereas most people just have one moon. I look at the moon just like everybody else who's never been there, and you know, there it is, and I've always thought it was interesting. Whether it's full or a sliver, or what have you. But every once in a while, I do think of a second moon, you know, the one that I recall from up close. And yeah, it is kind of hard to believe that I was actually up there.
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This was on of the best documentaries I've ever seen....
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I mean it. The footage and stories in this movie were like nothing I've ever seen. Nor have many others because this film includes new footage and stories of the Apollo space missions never seen nor heard. I went to an advance screening at the Sarasota Film Festival and I was extremely impressed as was the rest of the crowd. There was a very long standing ovation at the end of the movie. The film includes at least one member from each of the Apollo missions telling there stories of the process they went through while preparing to land on the moon. It contains the remarkable footage filmed by the crew members of each mission. If you truly want to be left see a movie that will leave you full of excitement and amaze you must see this movie. The host of the film said this film was the reason movies should be made and he was nothing short of the truth.


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