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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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Credited cast:
... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Viola Armstrong ... Herself (archive footage)
Alan Bean ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Charles Duke ... Himself (as Charlie Duke)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (as James Lovell)
Edgar D. Mitchell ... Himself (as Edgar Mitchell)
Garry Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Harrison Schmitt ... Himself
Dave Scott ... Himself (as David Scott)
... Himself
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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


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

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2 November 2007 (UK)  »

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Dans l'ombre de la lune  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,281, 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,134,049, 23 December 2007
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Of all the astronauts who appeared in the film, only Buzz Aldrin demanded to be paid. See more »

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The 1202 alarm was not a programming error in the Apollo Guidance Computer, but rather a hardware design bug, already documented by Apollo 5 engineers. Since the 1202 alarm had occurred only once during testing, NASA decided to go with the radar hardware with known problems instead of using untested newer alternatives with unknown problems. 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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Powerfully put together NASA documentary highlights Apollo 11's historic run amongst other aged adventurers often stirring recollections.

Undoubtedly this is some of the finest public extraterrestrial footage ever married into film, and for that alone this noble salute to a bygone America and the heroes that inhabited it is a must see. Taking a trip to the moon with these brave astronauts has never been captured as intimately, helping viewers begin to feel what it must be like to be looking down from space like never before.

Combined with excellent musical scoring, David Sington's emotional remembrance and vicarious lift-offs belongs in many, many star watcher's collections.


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