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Moonshot (2009)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 20 July 2009
The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch.

Director:

Richard Dale

Writer:

Tony Basgallop
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Lapaine ... Neil Armstrong
James Marsters ... Buzz Aldrin
Andrew Lincoln ... Michael Collins
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Deke Slayton
William Hope ... Psychologist
Anna Maxwell Martin ... Janet Armstrong
Trevor White ... Alan Shepard
Kosha Engler ... Pat Collins
Richard Gibbons Richard Gibbons ... Technician #1
Gene Emmer Gene Emmer ... Technician #2
Michael J. Reynolds ... Gene Aldrin
Egle Dudenas Egle Dudenas ... Marion Aldrin
Kelli Kerslake Kelli Kerslake ... Joan Aldrin
Callum Marullo Callum Marullo ... Rick Armstrong
Ana Goldberg Ana Goldberg ... Female Neighbour
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Storyline

Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. This is the story of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Drama with digitally remastered original footage. Written by TW

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Drama

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 11: To proto vima sto feggari See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania See more »

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Dangerous Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The conversations between Armstrong, Aldrin and mission control after Commander Armstrong began descending the ladder of the lunar module were the actual voices of the astronauts on July 20 1969 and not those of the actors playing them. The actors simply mouthed the words when they were in frame. See more »

Goofs

In new footage, shot for the movie in studio to represent the astronauts' activity on the moon, stars are visible in the black sky. While stars were visible in the sky to the astronauts during the real moon landing, they are not visible in any film the astronauts shot because the cameras' aperture had to be closed down to eliminate glare from the lunar surface. The stars were then too faint to register on the film. See more »

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The human side of the moon
21 July 2009 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

Everyone knows the basic story, and when there is an anniversary there is a glut of documentaries. This dramatized version is different, in that it focuses mainly on the human relationships. It makes Buzz Aldrin into an ambitious and slightly abrasive character who would quarrel with Neil Armstrong, if only the the latter were not so easy-going (not to say bland). Well, that's how it's played here. I don't know how true it is.

It's entertaining and well acted. Daniel Lapaine has a good (moon) shot at Neil Armstrong - not an easy thing to do.

I'd only really criticize the structure of the film. It is packed with flashbacks, so much so that it's quite confusing at times.


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