Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.Written by
When the real Jim Lovell saw the film, he found the CGI work so convincing that he firmly believed that the filmmakers had uncovered some hitherto unseen NASA footage. See more »
On several occasions when everything short of life support systems were supposed to be shut off to conserve battery power, switch/control panel back lighting and also area lights (specifically wall lights in the pass through tube leading from one section of the craft to the other) are clearly lit. After the power conservation order is in place, the only lighting should be from the crew's flashlights and what little comes through the craft's window ports from the reflected light of the moon and etc. See more »
[as they pass over the lunar surface]
Fred Haise, Sr.:
Mare Tranquilitatis - Neil and Buzz's old neighborhood. Coming up on Mount Marilyn. Jim, you've got to take a look at this.
I've seen it.
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The film's IMAX 70mm release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.66:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters, during its initial run and on earlier home video releases, before the 10th Anniversary DVD. See more »