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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 & Michael Collins.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Ann Archer Joan Ann Archer ... Herself (archive footage)
Janet Armstrong Janet Armstrong ... Herself (archive footage)
Neil Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Clifford E. Charlesworth Clifford E. Charlesworth ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Collins ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Duke Charles Duke ... Himself (archive footage)
Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Lovell ... Himself (archive footage)
Glynn Lunney Glynn Lunney ... Himself (archive footage)
Bruce McCandless II ... Himself (archive footage)
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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 & Michael Collins.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 11 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,607,040, 3 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,065,437, 21 March 2019
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2.20 : 1
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The electronic music soundtrack was played entirely on instruments available in 1969. See more »

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When the returning Apollo 11 blasts away from moon orbit, there is a dual visual display showing elapsed rocket burn time and spacecraft speed. The speed rapidly increases to just over 5500 mph during the rocket burn, and then the rocket cuts off. But the speed continues to increase for a few more moments. In reality, the speed would have stopped increasing the instant the rocket cut off. See more »

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The closest thing to a real-life time machine.
7 March 2019 | by SigmaEchoSee all my reviews

The restored 70mm footage looks like it was shot yesterday. It will make your jaw drop on the massive screen. There's something simply astounding about old restored 35mm, 65mm and 70mm footage viewed in full resolution today - it's like stepping into a time-machine and being transported, like you are really there. Any 70mm footage projected on an IMAX screen is simply magical, but this is not just real footage, but footage capturing possibly the most important moment in human history - certainly the most inspiring. You won't be able to experience the same thing at home, so I wish everyone would go out to their local IMAX and experience this first-hand. This is the kind of thing schools should require their students to experience.

The only reason I don't give it a perfect 10/10 is that because the film is made in a cinéma-vérité style, the audience simply experiences the event without really learning very much about the incredible engineering, science, training and logistics of the incredible Apollo program. So I hope this film inspires people to also seek out The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), the massively underrated miniseries From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and the invaluable documentary In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) - possibly the definitive documentary about the Apollo program - which you should watch as a companion piece to this film.


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