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In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself
Neil Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Armstrong Stephen Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Viola Armstrong Viola Armstrong ... Herself (archive footage)
Alan Bean Alan Bean ... Himself
Eugene Cernan ... Himself
Michael Collins ... Himself
Charles Duke ... Himself (as Charlie Duke)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Lovell ... Himself (as James Lovell)
Edgar D. Mitchell ... Himself (as Edgar Mitchell)
Garry Moore Garry Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself / US President (archive footage) (as Richard M. Nixon)
Harrison Schmitt ... Himself
Dave Scott ... Himself (as David Scott)
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Storyline

In the 1960s, US President John F Kennedy proposed landing a man on the moon before the decade was finished. This film has interviews with most of the surviving astronauts of the Apollo program who were making ready to make that great voyage with an army of experts determined to make the endeavor possible. Through training, tragedy and triumph, we follow the greatest moments of one of Humanity's great achievements. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Remember when the whole world looked up


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, brief violent images and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans l'ombre de la lune See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,281, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$1,134,049
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of all the astronauts who appeared in the film, only Buzz Aldrin demanded to be paid. See more »

Goofs

Gene Cernan talks about the Apollo 1 crew (Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee) being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Only Grissom and Chaffee are buried there. White is buried at West Point. See more »

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Michael Collins: I kind of have two moons in my head, I guess, whereas most people just have one moon. I look at the moon just like everybody else who's never been there, and you know, there it is, and I've always thought it was interesting. Whether it's full or a sliver, or what have you. But every once in a while, I do think of a second moon, you know, the one that I recall from up close. And yeah, it is kind of hard to believe that I was actually up there.
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It was a time when we made bold moves.
16 May 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I was just a lad of 19 when we accomplished one of the greatest feats of all time - putting a man on another body in space. This is the story of that magnificent accomplishment and the eight subsequent trips to the moon told by those who made the trips. These men are the only ones who have been to the moon, as we have made no trips back since the Apollo program.

I loved Tom Wolf's story, The Right Stuff about these astronauts, but to see them tell their own story was awesome. These are the guys who really ventured where no man has gone before.

What was amazing to them and to me is the fact that the whole world was part of our ventures and we were, for a brief time, one world united. We sure blew that.


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