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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

Writers:

Eugene Cernan (story), Mark Craig
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Credited cast:
Alan Bean Alan Bean
Eugene Cernan ... Eugene Cernan
Charles Duke
Richard Gordon
Christopher Kraft 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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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,672, 28 February 2016
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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 »

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Eugene Cernan: I often tell young kids and particularly my grandkids, don't ever count yourself out. You'll never know how good you are unless you try. Dream the impossible and go out and make it happen. I walked on the moon. what can't you do?
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Lux Arumque
Performed by 'Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 1'
© 2001 Walton Music Corp.
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Excellent Documentary, Gene is a legend...
12 April 2015 | by keithehoultSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this at its Premiere in the UK at Shefields DocFest last Summer.

Being a child of the Apollo Space Program and witnessing the step by step progress on Mans conquest of the Moon I become easily emotional these days to any footage of that magical era.

This Documentary is a well crafted piece of work and I concur with the sentiment of the previous viewer, so I won't say much more other than enjoyment is guaranteed.

What really sealed it for me on the day I viewed it was that at the end of the screening Gene Cernan was ushered in from the back of the Auditorium to a standing ovation, and I at last got to meet a real genuine Space Cowboy after all these decades.

It is mind bogglingly what these guys achieved and this film should be shown to all kids in Schools in a bid to inspire and educate them as to what can be achieved if one has the will to do it.


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