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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, the unconventional Aussie team -- led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) -- are the world's only hope for receiving the historic images of man's first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps.

Cast: Sam Neill , Kevin Harrington , Tom Long , Patrick Warburton , Genevieve Mooy , Tayler Kane , Bille Brown , Roy Billing

Director: Rob Sitch

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Dish (2000)

Release Date: March 14th, 2001|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A quirky character study of the four-man team, led by Sam Neill as the crew leader who seems surrounded by an aura of sadness but is so dedicated that he's not above lying to Houston to buy time when something goes wrong. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Dramatically moving and good-naturedly humorous, it transmits a sharp picture of humanity that inspires both awe and laughter. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Apollo 11's mission was a singular chapter in the story of mankind; The Dish finds a whimsical, winning way of telling it anew. show more

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