Apollo 13

Apollo 13

DVD - 2005
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It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring the men home.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition: 2-disc anniversary ed. Full screen ed.
ISBN: 9781417042944
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Apollo thirteen


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AL_KATI Aug 10, 2016

Tom Hanks delivers a brilliant performance. Based on a true story, this film will keep you on the edge of your seating rooting for the astronauts. One of our family's favorite films.

Sep 23, 2015

Tom Hanks is always great.

Aug 30, 2015

One of the all around best movies ever made.

kimrae Mar 28, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie - I agree Tom Hanks is great in this movie.

BookReviewer2015 Sep 09, 2014

A riveting and suspensful thriller recounting the Apollo 13 disaster and recovery!

Tom Hanks is awesome in this!

Jul 10, 2014

Fine acting, and a careful look at the lives of the early astronauts.

auntof3sjb Apr 03, 2014

I saw htis movie for the first time the other night! Fabulous! This doesn't even COMPARE to Gravity! MUCH more exciting than that horrible film! More action and it kept you on the edge of your seat! Bravo Tom!

aaa5756 Dec 08, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Aug 27, 2012

It was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon.
The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the Command Module depended.
The crew encountered a great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and failure of the carbon dioxide removal system.
What will happen to the astronauts?
Even if you know for sure that the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970, you will be certainly fascinated and thrilled again through the struggles the crew and the staff on ground have experienced.

Jan 21, 2012

Well made movie telling a true story in an entertaining manner. Great acting. Double disc set includes the "IMAX" version of the film which is several minutes shorter and better for family viewing as it cuts out a bit of "mature content".

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Apr 13, 2017

"Houston, we have a problem".

Jul 08, 2014

"Houston, we have a problem"

Dec 10, 2011

Hanks: "Houston we have a problem".


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