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Apollo 11 (2019)

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A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 52 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Neil Armstrong ... Himself - Mission Commander (archive footage)
Michael Collins ... Himself - Command Module Pilot (archive footage)
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Lunar Module Pilot (archive footage) (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin)
Deke Slayton Deke Slayton ... Himself - Director of Flight Crew Operations (archive footage)
Clifford E. Charlesworth Clifford E. Charlesworth ... Himself - Flight Director Green Team (archive footage)
Bruce McCandless II ... Himself - Capsule Commuicator (CAPCOM) Green Team (archive footage) (as Bruce McCandless)
H. David Reed H. David Reed ... Himself - Flight Dynamics Officer (FIDO) Green Team (as Dave Reed)
Charles Duke ... Himself - Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) White Team (archive footage)
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ... Himself - Flight Director White Team (archive footage)
Bill Anders Bill Anders ... Himself - Backup Command Module Pilot
Jim Lovell ... Himself - Backup Commander (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself - President of the United States of America (archive footage)
Janet Armstrong ... Herself (archive footage)
Patricia Mary Finnegan Patricia Mary Finnegan ... Herself (archive footage)
Andy Aldrin Andy Aldrin ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

On its fiftieth anniversary, the events surrounding the actual Apollo 11 space mission are presented solely using archival footage and still photographs of or associated with the mission. The events span from the eleventh hour preparations for the launch to shortly after the safe touchdown of the capsule with its three astronauts back on Earth. The mission is historic as the first time humans had stepped on the surface of the Earth's moon. It arguably made household names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first and second to walk on the moon, and slightly less so for the third astronaut, Michael Collins, who remained inside the capsule at the time. It was arguably the most dangerous space mission at the time in part to the astronauts leaving the safety of the capsule. Written by Huggo

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Witness the last time we were One. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Museum | NASA | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 11 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,607,040, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$9,039,891

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,342,353
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Dolby Digital

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The team that put together this documentary used the work that Ben Feist did when he increased the quality of 11,000 hours of digitized audio recordings of taken during the Apollo 11 launch, according to an article in the New York Times on March 8, 2019. Feist also detailed the recordings by minute and second, making it easier for the documentary team to sync up audio and video sequences. See more »

Goofs

During the entire descent of the Eagle to the surface of the moon, the screen shows 14.745 meters for the inn. See more »

Quotes

Neil Armstrong: One small step for a man... one giant leap for mankind.
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Alternate Versions

In 2019, an edited version of the film, cut down to 45 minutes for exhibition in museum IMAX theaters, was released as Apollo 11: First Steps. See more »

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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Julio 2019 (2019) See more »

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Mother Country
Written and Performed by John Stewart
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Beautifully restored footage details America's finest moment without bombast
2 March 2019 | by samdlugachSee all my reviews

Todd Douglas Miller's documentary Apollo 11 is a rich buffet of restored footage, clever image juxtaposition, and ingenious lip reading. There is SO MUCH newly-released footage, one gets the impression that 1/4 of the mission weight must've been cameras and film! Where have these images been for fifty years? There's no narration... just sounds and voices from the mission, peppered with occasional contemporaneous commentary from Walter Cronkite's legendary broadcasts. The film is a beautiful, visceral thrill ride, lovingly constructed, without aggrandizement... yet emotions soar. This is what America once was, and what it could be again, and I absolutely do not mean that in any jingoistic sense. Truly our finest moment. See it in IMAX if you can - IT IS WORTH IT.


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