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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

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Mark Cowen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Narrator (voice)
John Corbett ... Jack Schmitt (voice)
Andrew Husmann Andrew Husmann ... Astronaut Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Aaron White Aaron White ... Astronaut Irwin
Matt Damon ... Al Shepard (voice)
Gary Hershberger ... Astronaut Grace
Morgan Freeman ... Neil Armstrong (voice)
Scott Wilder Scott Wilder ... Astronaut Wallace
Brandy Blackledge ... Future Astronaut
Scott Glenn ... Charles Duke (voice)
Rick Gomez ... Alpha Station Commander (voice)
Colin Hanks ... Conspiracy Neil Armstrong
Bo Stevenson Bo Stevenson ... Conspiracy Grip
Frank John Hughes ... Future Houston Capcom (voice)
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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

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Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnificent Desolation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$503,253, 23 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,135,538, 6 November 2014
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Sonics-DDP

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »

Goofs

In the surface emergency sequence, neither astronaut has anything connected to the headset/biomedical connector on the front of the suit below the left shoulder. This may explain why they had trouble communicating. See more »

Quotes

Neil Armstrong: Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
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References Muppets from Space (1999) See more »

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Pretty good IMAX
6 October 2005 | by ashleyphotostorySee all my reviews

This movie is a pretty decent IMAX flick. Tom Hanks makes for a great narrator. The content was very interesting and often quite funny. The music is on-par with major Hollywood films (although it got a little sappy at the end, but that's IMAX for you). It did a good job of discussing all the Apollo missions, and not just 11.

I only found out afterwards how many famous voices were involved. I recognized Morgan Freeman, but that was it. This is a Good Thing. The film did not let the "talent" get in the way of the story. In other words, the star of the show was the history and information, and not the voice work.

This movie did NOT need to be in 3D. More than half of it was archive footage, which obviously was not shot with a 3D camera. Often the footage was shrunk down to appear 3D against a generic background. The recreated lunar landing was the only part that took real advantage of the 3D cameras, but it was in no way necessary to be shot in 3D.

That being said, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. Make sure to sit in a red seat if you see it in the Lockheed-Martin theatre at the Air and Space Museum for optimum 3D viewing.


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