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Apollo 13 [film] by Ron Howard

Apollo 13 [film] (1995)

by Ron Howard (Director), William Broyles, Jr. (Screenwriter), Al Reinert (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Kevin Bacon (Actor), Tom Hanks (Actor), Ed Harris (Actor), James Horner (Composer), Jeffrey Kluger (Original book)4 more, Jim Lovell (Original book), Bill Paxton (Actor), Kathleen Quinlan (Actor), Gary Sinise (Actor)

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Howard, Ron
  geohistnut | Mar 14, 2017 |
This is one of my favorite films--one I saw more than once in theaters and then watched to death on DVD. I just adored that one scene where you see the rocket smoking, ice falling as it shoots up in the sky with the wives of the astronauts watching. And the scenes in Mission Control as they pull together a plan to save the astronauts. Ed Harris was particularly memorable as Gene Krantz--but the cast didn't have one weak link. I have a friend who didn't like the film--but she doesn't care for Tom Hanks and is no space buff. Otherwise, I'd think this is a surefire winner I'd recommend to anyone. ( )
1 vote LisaMaria_C | Sep 16, 2013 |
Had never seen the movie once, but once again try to read in English is quite difficult.
If you do not know and talk about the movie, I think the word may be difficult.
Part of the story had been forgotten and I had also become well know the meaning.
Otherwise, the story is good and olso I could enjoy. ( )
1 vote bun65 | Jan 19, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Howard, RonDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broyles, William, Jr.Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Reinert, AlScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacon, KevinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanks, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, EdActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horner, JamesComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kluger, JeffreyOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovell, JimOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paxton, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quinlan, KathleenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sinise, GaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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NASA's worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency's most heroic moments in 1970, when the Apollo 13 crew was forced to hobble home in a disabled capsule after an explosion seriously damaged the moon-bound spacecraft. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton play (respectively) astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise in director Ron Howard's intense, painstakingly authentic docudrama. The Apollo 13 crew and Houston-based mission controllers race against time and heavy odds to return the damaged spacecraft safely to Earth from a distance of 205,500 miles. Using state-of-the-art special effects and ingenious filmmaking techniques, Howard and his stellar cast and crew build nail-biting tension while maintaining close fidelity to the facts. The result is a fitting tribute to the Apollo 13 mission and one of the biggest box-office hits of 1995. --Jeff Shannon

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A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.… (more)

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