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Apollo 13
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
Apollo 13 Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Showcase North Haven?
Rating: PG Year: 1995 Category: Drama
Director: Ron Howard Time: 140:00:00 min. Writer: Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger

Reviews
Mine: Well plotted and terrific. The entire cast does a really good job. Hanks stands out.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Exhilarating story of ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission, and how the heroic work of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, combined with the dogged persistence of the NASA team in Houston, averted tragedy. A rare instance where special effects actually serve the story and help make it completely credible; perfect 1970s period detail is another asset. Screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. , and Al Reinert, from the book Lost Moon by Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. Director Howard's brother Clint has a good role as one of the Houston eggheads; father, Rance, plays a priest; and mother, Jean, is a treat as Jim Lovell's mom. The real Lovell appears as an officer on the aircraft carrier in the final sequence. Winner of Oscars for Film Editing and Sound. Super 35.
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Cast
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks as:
Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton Bill Paxton as:
Fred Haise, Sr.
Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon as:
Jack Swigert
Gary Sinise Gary Sinise as:
Ken Mattingly
Ed Harris Ed Harris as:
Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan as:
Marilyn Lovell
Tracy Reiner as:
Mary Haise
David Andrews David Andrews as:
Pete Conrad
Clilnt Howard as:
Sy Liebergot