Apollo 13

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  140 min.
Release Date: June 30, 1995
DVD: September 7, 2004
Netflix: August 7, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Miko Hughes


This historical drama brings to life the story of NASA’s third moon-landing mission, Apollo 13. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton star as three astronauts who prepare to mission to the moon in 1970. In preparation for their trip, they undergo extensive training that leads up all the way to their April 11 launch date.

The world watches as the team makes its way to the moon, but complications start to arise. Three days into the mission, a tank explodes inside the rocket and forces the team to abort their mission and redirect their focus on making it back to Earth safely.

Director: Ron Howard
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Brian Grazer
Screenplay: William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert

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  • 5 stars "Excellent movie, heart-stopping and edge of your seat. Worth watching more than once for this chronicle of the great age of space exploration (now apparently behind us)."
  • 5 stars "This is a great movie. Great action and suspense even though you know the outcome. Why it's being shown in theatres 20 years after its debut is beyond me. At least it isn't a remake. Too bad it's not being re-released for IMAX 3D."