PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History
A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.
John Gorton was Prime Minister of Australia in 1969. As the film suggests, he had a reputation for drinking: "Gorton flu" became a euphemism in the Australian media for a hangover.
Excuse me sir, I'm afraid you've come in the wrong way.
Cliff Buxton: I'm sorry...
Cameron: Yeah, this is the old entrance. The visitors' center's back out and around to the left.
Cliff Buxton: Right well, I'll wander over then.
Cameron: Well worth it. Been through some amazing times.
During the classroom scene at the beginning of the movie the first student describes the moon landing and a battle with aliens which involves Lasers. Whilst Lasers had been invented, their commercialisation and popular use was not yet prevalent. A more appropriate term would have been Ray Guns.
John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are credited by announcers in the flashback preceding the Apollo 11 flight.
$70,612 18 March 2001