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Release Date:
20 July 2009 (USA) See more »
The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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The human side of the moon See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Daniel Lapaine ... Neil Armstrong

James Marsters ... Buzz Aldrin

Andrew Lincoln ... Michael Collins

Nigel Whitmey ... Deke Slayton

William Hope ... Psychologist

Anna Maxwell Martin ... Janet Armstrong

Trevor White ... Alan Shepard

Kosha Engler ... Pat Collins
Richard Gibbons ... Technician #1
Gene Emmer ... Technician #2

Michael J. Reynolds ... Gene Aldrin
Egle Dudenas ... Marion Aldrin
Kelli Kerslake ... Joan Aldrin
Callum Marullo ... Rick Armstrong
Ana Goldberg ... Female Neighbour
Gabija Jaraminaite ... Pat White (as Gabija Ryskuviene)

Ian Porter ... Bill Anders
Jennifer Woodward ... Faye Stafford

Martin McDougall ... Frank Borman
Heidi Gibbons ... Susan Borman

Richard Dillane ... Tom Stafford
Elze Gudaviciute ... Valerie Anders (as Else Gudaviciute)
Ursula Burton ... Marilyn Lovell

Nathan Nolan ... Reporter #1
Thomas Wilbur ... Reporter
Rosalynd Litchfield ... Reporter
Aras Zirgulis ... Reporter

Colin Stinton ... Chris Kraft
Patrick Poletti ... Bob Gilruth
Eben Young ... Mission Control Reader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Buzz Aldrin ... Himself (uncredited)

Neil Armstrong ... Himself (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
Michael Collins ... Himself (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Dale 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Basgallop 

Produced by
Audrey Cooke .... development producer
Richard Dale .... executive producer
Tim Goodchild .... producer
Daniel Hall .... development producer
Juliette Howell .... executive producer
Dan Parry .... assistant producer
Emma Pike .... line producer
Michael Robins .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Blair-Oliphant 
Cinematography by
Paul Jenkins 
Film Editing by
Peter Parnham 
Casting by
Julie Harkin 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Tim Goodchild 
Makeup Department
Zaneta Jasiuniene .... hair & make up artist
Egle Mikalauskaite .... makeup designer
Production Management
Richard Lloyd .... post-production supervisor
Vladas Lyndo .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tatjana Jakovleva .... first assistant director
Julija Mickenaite .... third assistant director
Art Department
Renuaras Krivelis .... construction manager
Anastasija Zilionyte .... art department runner
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Nick Baldock .... adr recordist
Peter Baldock .... supervising sound editor
Ben Carr .... foley recordist
Ben Carr .... sound mixing assistant
Michael Feinberg .... dialogue editor
Adele Fletcher .... foley editor
Simon Gershon .... effects editor
Thom Paisley .... sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas Paisley)
Shaula Walker .... sound editor (as Shaula Lumley)
Tim White .... production sound mixer
Tom Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Julius Baratinskis .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Joseph Dymond .... digital compositor: Rushes Postproduction
Sukh Gill .... visual effects coordinator: Rushes Postproduction
Louise Hussey .... visual effects producer: Rushes Postproduction
Hayden Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Rushes Postproduction
Anthony Laranjo .... digital compositor: Rushes Postproduction
Matthew Lawrence .... digital compositor: Rushes Postproduction
Alex Llewellyn .... digital compositor: Rushes Postproduction
Jonathan Privett .... visual effects supervisor: Rushes Postproduction
Mike Tucker .... model workshop supervisor
Mark Williams Ardington .... previsualization artist (as Mark Williams)
Alan Williamson .... visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction
Camera and Electrical Department
Algis Babravicius .... still photographer
Linas Dikcius .... additional focus puller
Zdislav Jagelo .... electrician
David McDowall .... focus puller
Audrius Zelenius .... assistant camera
Julius Siciunas .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Kevin Riddle .... casting assistant
Dalia Survilaite .... casting
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Music Department
Andrew Fisher .... conductor
Andrew Fisher .... orchestrator
Richard Todman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Michail Purenok .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kevin Badgery .... production accountant supervisor: Lithuania
Joanne Crowther .... production coordinator
Charlotte Farrar .... production accountant
Jovita Groblyte .... script supervisor
Vladas Lyndo .... location manager
Monika Sakalauskaite .... set production assistant
Gabija Soltonaite .... assistant production coordinator

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The conversations between Armstrong, Aldrin and mission control after Commander Armstrong began descending the ladder of the lunar module were the actual voices of the astronauts on July 20 1969 and not those of the actors playing them. The actors simply mouthed the words when they were in frame.See more »
Anachronisms: The command module in the movie showed an elaborate digital display. It appeared to be made up of seven segment green LED digits. Although green LEDs had been invented before 1969, they were only first commercialized in 1968. They were extremely inefficient and had not been invented yet in a 7-segment configuration. Furthermore, the command module did not have the logic available on board to drive a digital clock. Nixie tubes were more common in the day, but they would have drawn too much power to be practical.See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The human side of the moon, 21 July 2009
Author: pawebster from England

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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