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Apollo 13

Apollo 13

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We were saddened to learn today of the passing of NASA Flight Director Glynn Lunney who played an important role in helping save the Apollo 13 mission. Though he reportedly did not like the way he was portrayed in Ron Howard's film we are choosing Howard's 1995 film dramatization APOLLO 13 for our Rialto Recommends. A terrific example of edge of your seat filmmaking APOLLO 13 thrills even if we know the outcome of the events. The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy. The Wall Street Journal raved "The film succeeds brilliantly at organizing great gobs of information into powerful drama." While the Washington Post proclaimed "Even if you know how it all turned out (and you should), this amazing journey is harrowing and exhilarating." APOLLO 13 is streaming with ads on Peacock as well as on Kanopy or is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others. Even if you saw it when it first came out, APOLLO 13 is worth re-visiting. Check it out!

Film Facts
Running Time
140
Genre
Drama
MPAA Rating
PG
Starring
Tom Hanks
Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton
Kevin Bacon
Directed by
Ron Howard
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