MIFF19: APOLLO 13 140 mins

3119 MIFF19: APOLLO 13

This is the incredible story of the aborted moon landing after an on-board explosion on Apollo 13 almost crippled the rocket. Ron Howard’s film tells how NASA devised a strategy to return the ship to Earth, turning the mission into a tense struggle to return three astronauts home safely.

This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth’s orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts’ survival and their safe return to Earth. Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, and Ed Harris.

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