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Apollo 13 [1995 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), Rance Howard (Actor)4 more, Bill Paxton (Actor), Kathleen Quinlan (Actor), Tracy Reiner (Actor), Gary Sinise (Actor)

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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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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Rated PG for language and emotional intensity
  SITAG_Family | Jan 10, 2023 |
Rewatch of a favourite film. I love this film - I think it's fabulously done. I am too young to remember the real life occurance so the first time I saw this I had no idea what would happen. And although it's a story about engineering going wrong, it's also a story about very clever engineers and scientists making engineering go right. The making a square peg fit in a round hole is one of my favourite scenes in this. Brilliant all around. ( )
1 vote infjsarah | May 3, 2020 |
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. ( )
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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
Howard, RanceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paxton, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quinlan, KathleenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reiner, TracyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sinise, GaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

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