In July 1969, astronaut Jim Lovell hosts a house party where guests watch Neil Armstrong's televised first human steps on the Moon. Afterwards Lovell, who had orbited the Moon on Apollo 8, tells his wife Marilyn that he intends to return to the Moon to walk on its surface.
Three months later, as Lovell conducts a VIP tour of NASA's Vertical Assembly Building, his boss Deke Slayton informs him that because of problems with Alan Shepard's crew, his crew will fly Apollo 13 instead of 14. Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise train for their new mission. A few days before launch, Mattingly is exposed to the measles, and the flight surgeon demands his replacement with Mattingly's backup, Jack Swigert. Lovell resists breaking up his team, but relents when Slayton threatens to bump his crew to a later mission. As the launch date approaches, Marilyn has a nightmare about her husband getting killed in space, but goes to the Kennedy Space Center the night before launch to see him off.
|Genre:||Adventure, Drama, History|
|Produced By:||Aldric La'Auli Porter, Brian Grazer, Louisa Velis, Michael Bostick, Lorne Orleans, Todd Hallowell|
|Directed By:||Ron Howard|
|Written By:||Jeffrey Kluger, Al Reinert, Jim Lovell, William Broyles Jr.|
|Cast:||Ted West, Kevin Bacon, Tory Christopher, Christian Clemenson, Jim Meskimen, John Wheeler, Joseph Culp, Thomas Crawford, Tom Wood, Karen Martin, Brett Cullen, Wayne Duvall, Walter Von Huene, Todd Louiso, Brian Markinson, Miko Hughes, Rance Howard, Jim Lovell, Reed Rudy, John Timothy Botka, James Ritz, Chris Moore, Jeffrey Kluger, Joe Spano, Ray McKinnon, Max Grodénchik, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Steve Bernie, Chauntal Lewis, Frank Cavestani, Max Elliott Slade, Mark McKeel, Marc McClure, Christopher John Fields, Loren Dean, Patrick Mickler, Googy Gress, Jon Bruno, Ed Harris, Michele Little, Bruce Wright, Jean Speegle Howard, Adam Cozens, Jack Conley, Greg Bronson, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kent Kasper, Ryan Holihan, Endre Hules, John Short, John Dullaghan, Chris Ellis, Tracy Reiner, Andy Milder, Ben Marley, Kathleen Quinlan, Tom Hanks, Kenneth White, Gary Sinise, Steve Rankin, Meadow Williams, Steve Ruge, Andrew Lipschultz, Arthur Senzy, Peter Wick, Mark Wheeler, Austin O'Brien, Roger Corman, Clint Howard, Emily Ann Lloyd, Jaime H. Campos, Eric Stonestreet, Bill Paxton, Ned Vaughn, Cheryl Howard, Ben Bode, Paul Mantee, Julie Rowen, Ivan Allen, Gabriel Jarret, John Bishop, Bryce Dallas Howard, John M. Mathews, Thom Barry, David Andrews, Geoffrey Blake, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Lee Anne Matusek, Xander Berkeley, Todd Hallowell, Jane Jenkins|
|In Theaters:||Jun 30, 1995|
|Runtime:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Production:||Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
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