A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
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
Gene Kranz: can be seen in the background at Mission Control just before re-entry. See more »
While the spacecraft is on the dark side of the moon and their communications are in blackout, Haise and Swigert are looking down on the lunar surface and they see the landing site of Apollo 11 and the site they were supposed to land at until the accident. Those aren't on the dark side of the moon and they would have been able to communicate with Houston during that time. See more »
Made Me Want To Study The Real Apollo 13 Astronauts
This was a very well-done true story of a space mission that came
extremely close to being a disaster, but the astronauts miraculously
made it home safely. Except for some language problems, it's good
storytelling and so interesting that it made me want to study the real
Apollo 13 astronauts.
The movie is fairly long at 140 minutes and there is not much "action"
but there is a lot of suspense and first-rating acting, both of which
should keep anyone's interest. Knowing this was a true story makes one
all the more involved with it. You can usually count of Director Ron
Howard putting out an interesting and well-photographed film.
What also was interesting to me, too, was to see these actors, most of
whom usually play volatile characters- or did prior to this film - act
in such low-key roles. I refer to Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton
and Kevin Bacon.
By the way, one of the young Lovell children was played by Miko Hughes,
who became a co- star in a film - "Mercury Rising" - several years
For such a tense story, with these astronauts lives on the line, none
of the astronauts or people at NASA or anyone's family members are ever
seeing praying throughout this ordeal! You can bet, in real life, a lot
of prayers were answered on this mission.
Overall, this is good movie-making and recommended.
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