Apollo 13 (1995)

Directed by
Ron Howard

In 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Commander Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert on America's fifth mission to the moon.

Two days later, when Apollo 13 was 200,000 miles from home, an oxygen tank exploded and the crew was placed in unprecedented danger.

So many things could have killed the crew, from lack of oxygen and water to the complete breakdown of communication and navigation systems.

If any one of those catastrophes had occurred, the three men would have been condemned to an eternity of orbiting the earth and her pale sister entombed in the craft that failed them.

Instead, ingenuity and sheer luck prevailed.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1995

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tom HanksTom Hanks...Jim Lovell
Image for Bill PaxtonBill Paxton...Fred Haise
Image for Kevin BaconKevin Bacon...Jack Swigert
Image for Gary SiniseGary Sinise...Ken Mattingly
Image for Ed HarrisEd Harris...Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan...Marilyn Lovell
Mary Kate Schellhardt...Barbara Lovell
Emily Ann Lloyd...Susan Lovell
Miko Hughes...Jeffrey Lovell
Max Elliott Slade...Jay Lovell
Jean Speegle Howard...Blanch Lovell
Tracy Reiner...Mary Haise
David Andrews...Pete Conrad
Michele Little...Jane Conrad