The Dish (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, History


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


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5 May 2003 | =G=
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| One small step for man, one giant leap for Parkes.
"The Dish" tells of a small group of people who operated a giant radio telescope in Parkes, NSW, Australia which captured the weak signals from the Apollo 11 1969 lunar landing and moon walk with its behemoth parabolic reflector. A light hearted and fun romp involving the scientists and the townsfolk, all buoyed by pride over their big dish and involvement with the historical NASA mission, "The Dish" relies heavily on the viewers sense of awe and nostalgia as the "...Giant leap for mankind" is taken. A easy-going and somewhat austere film which manages a subtle and lovely sense of humor and heart, "The Dish" will have broad appeal but should play best with those who remember July 20, 1969. (B)

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Opening Weekend USA:

$70,612 18 March 2001

Gross USA:

$2,552,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,575,074

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