PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History
A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.
The set for the dish control room was extremely accurate. It even included some genuine NASA equipment that had been left behind because it was too bulky to ship back to the US. When the real dish staff visited the set they said it was like stepping back in time.
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.
In the scene were Billy is explaining the moon landing to his father, he anticipates Marie's line, "If you ask me it's the most chauvinistic exercise in the history of the world." (He turns to look at her before she starts speaking even though she is interrupting the conversation.)
The producers acknowledge the valuable assistance of the staff at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory and Visitors Centre, the Council and people of Parkes, New South Wales, and the Council and people of Forbes, New South Wales.
$70,612 18 March 2001