This was a very well-done true story of a space mission that cameextremely close to being a disaster, but the astronauts miraculouslymade it home safely. Except for some language problems, it's goodstorytelling and so interesting that it made me want to study the realApollo 13 astronauts.<br><br>The movie is fairly long at 140 minutes and there is not much "action"but there is a lot of suspense and first-rating acting, both of whichshould keep anyone's interest. Knowing this was a true story makes oneall the more involved with it. You can usually count of Director RonHoward putting out an interesting and well-photographed film.<br><br>What also was interesting to me, too, was to see these actors, most ofwhom usually play volatile characters- or did prior to this film - actin such low-key roles. I refer to Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxtonand Kevin Bacon. <br><br>By the way, one of the young Lovell children was played by Miko Hughes,who became a co- star in a film - "Mercury Rising" - several yearslater.<br><br>For such a tense story, with these astronauts lives on the line, noneof the astronauts or people at NASA or anyone's family members are everseeing praying throughout this ordeal! You can bet, in real life, a lotof prayers were answered on this mission. <br><br>Overall, this is good movie-making and recommended.
Adventure / Drama
Adventure / Drama
Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.
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