Apollo 13

Apollo 13

DVD - 2005 | 2-disc full screen anniversary ed.
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It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, 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 the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring the men home.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition: 2-disc full screen anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9781417042944
141704294X
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Read it and watch it! Tom Hanks stars in Ron Howard’s recreation of the ill-fated 1970 moon shot. Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton play the other stranded NASA astronauts; Gary Sinise and Ed Harris are among the support team scrambling desperately to bring them home.
140 minutes (Rating: PG)


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elfiereads
Sep 03, 2019

Love just about any movie with Tom Hanks

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

Wow! This is a great movie! Ron Howard has done an excellent job of telling the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13. Although there are no suprises in the film, I still found myself on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out if the crew would survive. Apollo 13 has a great cast, including Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise

VaughanPLDavidB Mar 13, 2019

Still by far the best dramatization of American space exploration, much superior to the plodding and ponderous First Man.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Moving story, well acted

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Gwen904
Aug 06, 2018

Intense and diverting. 'Apollo 13' tells a good story.

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green_cat_3454
Feb 09, 2018

Great story with a little humor. There is some mild language. It was probably stressful up there, but very beautiful.

An excellent movie, probably the best one regarding NASA, and a great performance by all those involved.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 26, 2017

Glorious failure.
Apollo 13 game complacent NASA that going to space was a risky job.

ArapahoeKati Aug 10, 2016

Tom Hanks delivers a brilliant performance. Based on a true story, this film will keep you on the edge of your seating rooting for the astronauts. One of our family's favorite films.

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erfannet
Sep 23, 2015

Tom Hanks is always great.

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"Houston, we have a problem"

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badwolf18
Dec 10, 2011

Hanks: "Houston we have a problem".

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