12 certificateThe Dish is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Dish is a 4 star programme

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The Dish (2000)

Directed by
Rob Sitch

In the days before the infamous July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface.

That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned.

This remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Based on a true story, this superb film takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S. while revisiting one of the greatest events in history.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: Australia

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sam NeillSam Neill...Cliff Buxton
Kevin Harrington...Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
Tom Long...Glenn Latham
Patrick Warburton...Al Burnett
Genevieve Mooy...May McIntyre
Tayler Kane...Rudi Kellerman
Bille Brown...Prime Minister
Roy Billing...Mayor Robert 'Bob' McIntyre
Andrew S. Gilbert...Len Purvis
Lenka Kripac...Marie McIntyre
Matthew Moore...Keith Morrison
Eliza Szonert...Janine Kellerman
John McMartin...U.S. Ambassador Howard
Carl Snell...Billy McIntyre
Billy J. Mitchell...Cameron