APOLLO 13 (1995 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Apollo 13—a meat and potatoes entertainment piece directed by Ron Howard—bases itself on the true story of the Apollo 13 mission. Absolutely, do not miss this movie. Every single thing, from the timing, the script, the casting, works in this movie. KUDOS to Director Ron Howard for creating an outstanding film.

Storyline

Apollo 13, America’s third planned Moon landing, enters failure mode when a liquid oxygen tank explodes and the second one begins leaking. The crew work frantically to create a plan that will allow them to return home.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Ron Howard for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Todd Hallowell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), Marilyn Lovell (Kathleen Quinlan), Barbara Lovell (Mary Kate Schellhardt), Susan Lovell (Emily Ann Lloyd), Jeffrey Lovell (Miko Hughes), and Jay Lovell (Max Elliott Slade).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Director Ron Howard directs an outstanding film that underscores itself with the terrific cast composed of Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Clint Howard.


 Ben Meyers

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