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Apollo 13

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Original title
Apollo 13
Running time
140 min.
United States United States
William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert (Novel: James Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger)
James Horner
Dean Cundey
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Imagine Entertainment
Drama. Adventure | Space Adventure. 1970s. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
The true story of the planned Apollo 13 Moon landing in 1970, which went wrong. Soon after the Apollo’s launch, an explosion occurred in the mixing tanks. The only solution for the controllers was to abandon any attempt at landing on The Moon and concentrate on trying to bring the three astronauts back safely. But the explosion had damaged power systems, meaning that the capsule had to be brought in on minimum power. This meant that with no heat the astronauts had to endure freezing conditions in the capsule. And without any air recycling systems the CO2 in the cabin was mounting to toxic levels, not to mention the fact that the explosion had damaged several heat shields making successful reentry an uncertain option. Through it all both the ingenuity of the technical staff and the heroism of those aboard kept finding solutions.
1995: 2 Academy Awards: Best Sound, Editing. 9 Nominations
1995: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Motion Picture - Drama
1995: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Visual Special Effects and Editing. 5 Nominations
1995: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (ex-aequo) (Ed Harris)
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
1995: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1995: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast & Sup. Actor (Harris)
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Picture. 6 Nominations
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