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PG| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth's orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise , Ed Harris , Kathleen Quinlan , David Andrews , Xander Berkeley

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Apollo 13 (1995)

Release Date: June 30th, 1995|2 hr. 20 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Howard lays off the manipulation to tell the true story of the near-fatal 1970 Apollo 13 mission in painstaking and lively detail. It's easily Howard's best film. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    I just wish that "Apollo 13" worked better as a movie, and that Howard's threshold for corn, mush and twinkly sentiment weren't so darn wide. show more

  • 100
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    "The Right Stuff" will endure as the more ambitious movie, but this book-faithful, 2-hour team effort shrewdly keeps its eye on the ball. show more

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