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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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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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USA

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$5,477,092, 17 March 2019
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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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It doesn't get better than this doc.
9 March 2019 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." Neil Armstrong looking on earth from the moon.

If somehow you missed Apollo 11's flight to the moon in 1969 (indeed you might not have been born yet), fear not: The perfect documentary about those three real superheroes is here. The titular doc stars Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in nail biting suspense and no explosions save rocket propulsion.

The only part not of the original footage is the original synth drones' soundtrack by an inspired Matt Morton. The percussive beat has pomp like that of a thriller in which the president has a fleet of black SUV's rolling to its heart-beating energy, supporting a blockbuster that this time is for real.

Notwithstanding the deeply introspective First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, the real Armstrong comes through in this doc. As expected, he's like the straight arrow he is alleged to be-good guy, slightly nerdy, smart, evident even with as little face time as he has here.

Maybe that's the point: Without the sophisticated computers we have 50 years later, these astronauts and technicians work hard long hours together, no claims to glory, profit, or party loyalty. Their collaboration is worthy of any Marvel voyage; only it's real.

New images and sounds emerge despite the decades of depicting this event in multi-media. Some NASA shots have never been seen before. Although the images may not be as spectacular as the ones we've grown accustomed to, they represent the constantly renewable glory of mankind at its technological best, devoid of petty ego embellishments and full of human connections.

You'll find more dramatic renditions of this adventure, but you'll never find 93 minutes more perfectly capturing the grandeur of science and humanity working together to realize the impossible. This right stuff is right here in a grand documentary called, very simply, Apollo 11.


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