Movies Apollo 13 (1995, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris) Published 8 months ago on October 3, 2018 ‘Failure is not an option!’ Back in 1969 the world was agog at the American headlong rush into space, the Moon had been landed upon by the crew of Apollo 11 and more was in store, by April 1970 the crew of Apollo 13 were ready for their big moment. Only of course things didn’t go quite according to plan as an explosion puts the craft pretty much out of action leading NASA to try and guide the craft home to safety. A true old style Hollywood classic that is able to call upon all the latest special effects and techniques to aid in the telling. Director Ron Howard does a fantastic job with this true life heroic story that had the world watching as time (and oxygen) ran out for the crew. As much as the story is about the crew and the confines of their craft (Tom Hanks and the boys really were weightless, spending day after day being filmed in an aircraft) it’s the domestic side of the story that impresses the most, Ed Harris as mission control boss Gene Kranz proves he is one of the best actors around and Kathleen Quinlin as Jim Lovell’s wife is quietly excellent. The movie was nominated for 9 oscars but surprisingly only won two. production details USA | 140 minutes | 1995 Director: Ron Howard Script: William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert, Jeffrey Kluger, Jim Lovell, Ricardo F. Delgado, cast Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell Gary Sinise as Ken Mattingly Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell Ed Harris as Gene Kranz Clint Howard as Sy Liebergot – EECOM White Brett Cullen as CAPCOM 1 Endre Hules as Guenter Wendt Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert Gabriel Jarret as GNC White Xander Berkeley as Henry Hurt Bill Paxton as Fred Haise David Andrews as Pete Conrad Mark Wheeler as Neil Armstrong Mary Kate Schellhardt as Barbara Lovell Emily Ann Lloyd as Susan Lovell Miko Hughes as Jeffrey Lovell Max Elliott Slade as Jay Lovell Jean Speegle Howard as Blanch Lovell Tracy Reiner as Mary Haise Michele Little as Jane Conrad Chris Ellis as Deke Slayton Joe Spano as NASA Director Roger Corman as Congressman Andrew Lipschultz as Launch Director Christian Clemenson as Dr. Chuck Thom Barry as Orderly Jim Lovell as Al ReinertBill PaxtonBrett CullenClint HowardDavid AndrewsDramaEd HarrisEndre HulesGabriel JarretGary SiniseHistoryJeffrey KlugerKevin BaconMark WheelerRon HowardTom HanksWilliam Broyles Jr.Xander Berkeley Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes5 hours ago Portals to Hell: Emerald Hill Hell House (S1EP5 Travel Fri 24 May 2019) Emerald Hill Hell House: Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate a 19th-century estate in Monongahela, Pa., which is bursting with... Episodes5 hours ago Doom Patrol: Ezekiel Patrol (Season 1 Finale DC Fri 24 May 2019) Ezekiel Patrol: The Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. Airdate: Friday 24 May 2019 on DC.... Episodes5 hours ago Warrior: They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think (S1EP8 Cinemax Fri 24 May 2019) They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think: After a bloodbath on the streets of Chinatown, the Hop Wei and Long... Episodes5 hours ago Whistleblower Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May 2019 on CBS WHISTLEBLOWER begins its second season on Friday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), investigating the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of... Episodes5 hours ago Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson(S6EP3 ABC Fri 24 May 2019) Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson: It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the... search EPISODES Episodes5 hours ago Dynasty: Deception, Jealousy, and Lies (Season 2 Finale The CW Fri 24 May 2019) Deception, Jealousy, and Lies: As various members of the Carrington family make the ultimate decision between preserving their legacies and... Episodes5 hours ago Pitching In Premieres Fri 24 May on Acorn TV In the series opener of Pitching In, recent widower, Frank Hardcastle (Larry Lamb, EastEnders), is struggling to find the energy... Episodes5 hours ago She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Netflix A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.