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Moonshot (2009)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 20 July 2009
The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch.

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Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. This is the story of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Drama with digitally remastered original footage. Written by TW

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Apollo 11: To proto vima sto feggari  »

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"Moonshot" was also the title of a fictional film mentioned in Tropic Thunder (2008) where-in Robert Downey Jr.'s character Kirk Lazuras played Neil Armstrong. See more »

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In a scene in the command module, as Aldrin retrieves a pen in free-fall (which is later used to make a broken switch operable), Kubrick's trick from '2001: A Space Odyssey' is employed: the 'weightless' pen is adhered to a sheet of glass to make it appear as though it is floating. As the pen is retrieved, a smudge of glue is visible on the glass. See more »

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The human side of the moon
21 July 2009 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Everyone knows the basic story, and when there is an anniversary there is a glut of documentaries. This dramatized version is different, in that it focuses mainly on the human relationships. It makes Buzz Aldrin into an ambitious and slightly abrasive character who would quarrel with Neil Armstrong, if only the the latter were not so easy-going (not to say bland). Well, that's how it's played here. I don't know how true it is.

It's entertaining and well acted. Daniel Lapaine has a good (moon) shot at Neil Armstrong - not an easy thing to do.

I'd only really criticize the structure of the film. It is packed with flashbacks, so much so that it's quite confusing at times.


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