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

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Cast

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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When Armstrong and Aldrin descend the ladder to the moon's surface, their steps make a pinging sound on the rungs. No sound can be carried on the moon due to it's lack of air. See more »

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Mony, Mony
Written by Tommy James (as T. James), Bobby Bloom (as R. Bloom), Ritchie Cordell (as R. Cordell) and Bo Gentry (as B. Gentry)
Performed by Tommy James & Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Records by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
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Great movie...would love to get it on DVD.
13 November 2013 | by danieler7-843-660237See all my reviews

I watched this movie on the Family Channel way back when it aired in November of 1996. I recorded it by way of VHS, and still pull it out and watch it every once in awhile. Anything having to do with the Apollo program still fascinates me...I was 11 when the moon landing occurred. From everything I know about the Apollo 11 landing, pretty much everything in the movie is mostly factually correct, such as the tension that existed between Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. I've searched online to see if I can find the movie on DVD, but as far as I've been able to determine, it's never been put out on either VHS or DVD. Does anyone out there know if a copy of this movie can be obtained? I don't know why this one was not put on DVD, if it wasn't. Any info on this would be appreciated!


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Country:

USA

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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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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