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Apollo 13 Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1995
Running Time: 2 hrs. 20 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert
Producers: Brian Grazer and Todd Hallowell
Studio: Universal Pictures

Apollo 13 Synopsis

"Houston, we have a problem," Astronaut Jim Lovell (perfectly played by Tom Hanks) informs NASA early on in the Apollo 13 space flight to the moon. This excellent depiction of the crisis that ensues and NASA's heroic attempts to bring the Astronauts home alive was directed by Ron Howard and ably acted by Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon and Kathleen Quinlan to name just a few.

Apollo 13 Cast

Tom Hanks - Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton - Fred Haise
Kevin Bacon - Jack Swigert
Gary Sinise - Ken Mattingly
Ed Harris - Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan - Marilyn Lovell
Clint Howard - EECOM White
Joe Spano - NASA Director

Apollo 13 Awards and Nominations

1995 Academy Awards® Best Sound (Win)
Best Editing (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Adapted Screenplay (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Visual Effects (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

Best Supporting Actor - Ed Harris (Nom)

Best Supporting Actress - Kathleen Quinlan (Nom)

1996 Golden Globe Awards®

Best Picture - Drama (Nom)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Supporting Actor - Ed Harris (Nom)

Best Supporting Actress - Kathleen Quinlan (Nom)

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Apollo 13

Gene Kranz ( Ed Harris ):

"Let's work the problem, people. Let's not make things worse by guessing."

What does Marilyn Lovell on the morning of the Apollo 13 blast-off?