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Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Argenziano ... Tom Paine
Tuck Milligan ... Martin Wells
Dennis Lipscomb ... George Low
William Mesnik William Mesnik ... Bob Gilruth
Jack Conley ... Deke Slayton
Michael Chieffo ... Dr. Charles Berry
Jeffrey Nordling ... Neil Armstrong
James Parks ... Man at Bar
Barbara Whinnery ... Lola Morrow (as Barbara K. Whinnery)
Wendie Malick ... Pat Collins
Jim Metzler ... Mike Collins
Samantha Dapper Samantha Dapper ... Annie Collins
Jane Kaczmarek ... Jan Armstrong
Maureen Mueller ... Joan Aldrin
Xander Berkeley ... Buzz Aldrin
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Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ultimate disaster. This film recreates the tensions that were felt not only by the three astronauts, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, but also by their families and by the teams of technicians training to deal with anything that could go wrong. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. Where were you?


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 11 See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The amount of remaining fuel was called at "30 seconds" and then "20 seconds". In fact there was not call at 20 seconds, and by about then the Lunar Module had landed, though it is shown as still being well over 50 feet above the surface, and not landing for another 30 seconds. See more »

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Purple Haze
Written by Jimi Hendrix (as J. Hendrix)
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The choir score at the end is incredible!
25 July 2002 | by haraldn-2See all my reviews

If anybody knows who sings this song please tell me! It's a choir instrumental piano song with lyrics in Latin or greek, whatever. It consists of four words sounding like : "Hope sonnen forte patriares" The soundtrack listing of imdb says it could be (or else the song isn't listed there) "No name blues" by The Mersh Bros. Band, written by Phil Marshall. There's no soundtrack CD or any hint of the performers nor the writer on the internet! Please write to me, if you know something about this song!


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