PG | | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Brad Pitt turned down an offer to star in this film and chose, instead, to star in Se7en (1995)
Jerry Bostick - FIDO White:
Looks like Mrs. Kranz pulled out the ol' needle and thread again...
Technician: Last one looked like he bought it off a gypsy.
Jerry Bostick - FIDO White: Well I guess you can't argue with tradition.
Technician: Hey Gene, I guess we can go now!
Gene Kranz: Save it for splashdown fellas...
When Lovell and Haise are adding ballast, the video camera gets passed down twice.
A digitally remastered IMAX-format version was released in September 2002. It is about 20 minutes shorter in running time than the original theatrical version. Some of the missing scenes are the dinner that the astronauts have aboard the ship that results in Fred Haise being sick into a plastic bag, and Marilyn Lovell telling the off the press.
$200,645 (USA) (22 September 2002)
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