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The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

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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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Mark Craig

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Eugene Cernan (story), Mark Craig
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Alan Bean Alan Bean
Eugene Cernan ... Eugene Cernan
Charles Duke
Richard Gordon
Christopher Kraft
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz
Jim Lovell
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sidste mand på månen See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$30,880, 28 February 2016

Gross USA:

$52,482

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,881
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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 »

Quotes

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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Jolly Good Company
Written by Raymond Wallace
Performed by Alma Cogan
Published by Chester Music Ltd trading as Campbell Connolly & Co
By kind permission of Music Sales Creative
Licensed courtesy of Parlaphone Records Ltd
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The Second Bookend
1 June 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

Before watching this, I watched "For All Mankind". And they work perfectly as bookends to each other -- one film about the Apollo missions in broad strokes, and a second to wrap up the final mission and its aftermath. Together they present a fairly complete picture.

It is interesting how little we know about the Apollo astronauts. Most people probably can't name more than one or two, and even of those two, what do they know of their lives beyond that single trip? This film attempts to give some humanity to the godlike aura of the astronaut.


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