- Original title
- Running time
- 140 min.
- United States
William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert (Novel: James Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger)
Christopher John Fields,
Walter von Huene,
Max Elliot Slade,
Mary Kate Schellhardt,
Emily Ann Lloyd,
Jean Speegle Howard,
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.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Sound, Editing. 9 Nominations
: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Motion Picture - Drama
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Visual Special Effects and Editing. 5 Nominations
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (ex-aequo) (Ed Harris)
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: 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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