When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.


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Eugene Cernan (story), Mark Craig
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Credited cast:
Eugene Cernan ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred 'Baldy' Baldwin Fred 'Baldy' Baldwin ... Self - Former Naval Aviator
Alan Bean Alan Bean ... Self - Apollo 12
Barbara Butler Barbara Butler ... Self (as Barbara Cernan Butler)
Jan Nanna Cernan Jan Nanna Cernan ... Self
Tracy Cernan Tracy Cernan ... Self
Martha Chaffee Martha Chaffee ... Self - Wife of Apollo astronaut
Roger B. Chaffee ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Duke ... Self - Cap-Com, Apollo 10 (as Charlie Duke)
Richard Gordon ... Self - Apollo 12 (as Dick Gordon)
Claire Johnson Claire Johnson ... Self - Executive Assistant
Christopher Kraft ... Self - Director, Johnson Space Center (as Dr. Christopher Kraft)
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ... Self - Former NASA flight director
Jim Lovell ... Self - Apollo 8 and 13
Thomas P. Stafford Thomas P. Stafford ... Self - Commander, Gemini 9 (as Tom Stafford)


When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, 'If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.' 'The Last Man on the Moon' combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen. Written by Anonymous

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One man's part in mankind's greatest adventure.


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Apollo 10 holds the world / Moon record for the highest speed attained by any manned vehicle at 24,791 mph (39,897 km/h) during its return from the Moon on May 26, 1969. See more »


Eugene Cernan: You've got to have a passion, a love for what you're doing or you shouldn't be doing it.
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Words and Music by Lee Frost
Performed by Five Man Electrical Band
(c) 1970 Published by Sony/ ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd. / Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI) and Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI), Galeneye Music (BMI)
All rights reserved Courtesy of Polydor Records (United States)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Not all the way 'sky high'
3 June 2016 | by saxsymbolSee all my reviews

Sure enough Eugene Cernan did a very unique thing...but mainly for himself: Let's be honest: He didn't exactly make headlines the way Armstrong did. Nor did he invent a cure to cancer. Of course space travel has it's romantic side and during 'Last Man on the Moon' there's plenty of impressive footage from the Apollo program (and some less impressive home video's from Cernan's personal collection with endless narration). This documentary however claims to be centered around Cernan, and I expected the same character study as the one I once saw of Neill Armstrong, a recluse who simply couldn't cope with the fame and a very interesting man. Cernan however seemed to have embraced fame a bit too eagerly thus loosing himself in his ego: He still travels across the globe to tell his story to anyone who cares and in my case: to someone who stopped caring halfway the documentary. There was so much 'hero talk' by Cernan himself it became a bit annoying. That's when I just wanted to watch more impressive NASA footage. Alas, I was treated to more Cernan talking and less Cernan 'moonwalking'. Just watch any NASA sponsored IMAX 3D docu and you'll be way more impressed.

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