Movies Apollo 13 (1995, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris) Published 5 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 Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Lethal Weapon: The Spy Who Loved Me (S3EP15 FOX Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Spy Who Loved Me: When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to... Episodes21 hours ago NCIS: Crossing the Line (S16EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crossing the Line: The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea. Also, Torres is... Episodes21 hours ago The Voice: The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2 (NBC Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2: The “Blind Auditions” continue as superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.