Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History

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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.



  • John Travolta and Kelly Preston at an event for Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Ron Howard and Steve Testa in Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Tom Hanks and Kathleen Quinlan in Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon at an event for Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Ron Howard and Brian Grazer in Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Ron Howard in Apollo 13 (1995)

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Did You Know?


Ron Howard liked to refer to his stars as "actronauts" on the shoot as a joke.


Technician: We've got to find a way to make this
Technician: fit into the hole for this
Technician: ... using nothing but that.


Notwithstanding that this movie used dramatic license to make a better story, a few points should be clarified, particularly concerning the portrayals of Astronaut Fred Haise and the Grumman Corporation: Fred Haise was considered one of the best and brightest of his group (1966); the scenes where he gives Jack Swigert a dirty look in the Simulator, blames Swigert for the Accident, and nearly screws up the course correction maneuver are not supported by any historical account available to this contributor. Grumman Corporation Personnel worked as hard as anyone else on the team to bring the Apollo 13 Crew home safely; the display of "no can do" attitude shown in the movie is not supported by any historical account available to this contributor. This movie also neglects the contributions of Astronaut Charlie Duke; by the time of the Accident, he was no longer contagious but still feeling unwell. He got out of his sick bed to help devise new Lunar Module Procedures, just as Kenneth Mattingly is shown doing for the Command Module - in fact, Duke helped devise the course correction maneuver in the Lunar Module Simulator.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Drama | History


Release Date:

30 June 1995



Country of Origin


Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$200,645 (USA) (22 September 2002)


$173,837,933 (USA)

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