Apollo 13

NASA's worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency's most heroic moments in 1970, when the
i Apollo 13
i0 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
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i0 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
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i0 mission and one of the biggest box-office hits of 1995.
i --Jeff Shannon

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title: Apollo 13
theatricalDate: 30-06-1995
stars: Tom Hanks
Bill Paxton
Kevin Bacon
Gary Sinise
Ed Harris
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: Universal Studios
published: 22-08-2006
price: $12.98
net Rating: 4.5
MPAA Rating: PG
minutes: 140
last lookup time: 203998048
genre: True Story
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
10-12 Years
Adapted from Books
Family Films
Action & Adventure
Kids & Family
fullTitle: Apollo 13
features: AC-3
director: Ron Howard
currentValue: $3.87
created: 203998016
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: 0783225733