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"Houston, we have a problem." Those words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970, events recreated in this epic historical drama from Ron Howard. Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) leads command module pilot Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and lunar module driver Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) on what is slated as NASA's third lunar landing mission. All goes smoothly until the craft is halfway through its mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew's oxygen and power supplies. As the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, Mattingly and Mission Control leader Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home, all the while knowing that the spacemen face probable death once the battered ship reenters the Earth's atmosphere. The film received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic critical response and a Best Picture nomination, but lost that Oscar to another (very different) historical epic, Mel Gibson's Braveheart. In 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 116 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:June 30, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Horner Best Original Dramatic Score 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Merideth Boswell Best Art Direction 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Corenblith Best Art Direction 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Dior Best Sound 1995 Winner
Directors Guild of America Ron Howard Best Director 1995 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ron Howard Best Director 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scott Millan Best Sound 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steve Pederson Best Sound 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Broyles Best Adapted Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brian Grazer Best Picture 1995 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Ed Harris Best Supporting Actor 1995 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ed Harris Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ed Harris Best Supporting Actor 1995 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathleen Quinlan Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kathleen Quinlan Best Supporting Actress 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rob Legato Best Visual Effects 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Al Reinert Best Adapted Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David MacMillan Best Sound 1995 Winner
American Society of Cinematographers Dean Cundey Best Cinematography 1995 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton
as Fred Haise
Kevin Bacon
as Jack Swigert
Gary Sinise
as Ken Mattingly
Ed Harris
as Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan
as Marilyn 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
David Andrews
as Pete Conrad
Chris Ellis
as Deke Slayton
Joe Spano
as NASA Director
Marc McClure
as Glynn Lunney
Ben Marley
as John Young
Clint Howard
as EECOM White
Loren Dean
as EECOM Arthur
Tom Wood
as EECOM Gold
Googy Gress
as RETRO White
Ray McKinnon
as FIDO White
Max Grodenchik
as FIDO Gold
Christian Clemenson
as Dr. Chuck
Brett Cullen
as CAPCOM 1
Ned Vaughn
as CAPCOM 2
Andy Milder
as GUIDO White
Geoffrey Blake
as GUIDO Gold
Wayne Duvall
as LEM Controller White
Joseph Culp
as TELMU Gold
John Short
as INCO White
Ben Bode
as INCO Gold
Todd Louiso
as FAO White
Christopher John Fields
as Booster White
Kenneth White
as Grumman Rep
Andrew Lipschultz
as Launch Director
Mark Wheeler
as Neil Armstrong
Karen Martin
as Tracey
Brian Markinson
as Pad Rat
Austin O'Brien
as Whiz Kid
Louisa Marie
as Whiz Kid Mom
Arthur Senzy
as SIM Tech
Ryan Holihan
as SIM Tech
Rance Howard
as Reverend
J.J. Chaback
as Neighbor
Todd Hallowell
as Noisy Civilian
Roger Corman
as Congressman
Jack Conley
as Science Reporter
Bruce Wright
as Anchor
Reed Rudy
as Roger Chaffee
John Dullaghan
as Reporter
Paul Mantee
as Reporter
Julie Donatt
as Reporter
Frank Cavestani
as Reporter
John M. Mathews
as Reporter
Michelle Little
as Jane Conrad
Xander Berkeley
as Henry Hurt
James Ritz
as Ted
Larry B. Williams
as Buzz Aldrin
Thom Barry
as Orderly
Steve Ruge
as Edward White
Herbert Jefferson, Jr.
as Reporter
Ned Vaughn
as CAPCOM 2
Tracy Reiner
as Mary Haise
John Short
as INCO White
Thom Barry
as Orderly
Jean Speegle Howard
as Blanch Lovell
Bruce Wright
as Anchor
John M. Mathews
as Reporter
J.J. Chaback
as Neighbor
Larry B. Williams
as Buzz Aldrin
Ryan Holihan
as SIM Tech
Ray McKinnon
as FIDO White
Clint Howard
as EECOM White
Miko Hughes
as Jeffrey Lovell
Julie Donatt
as Reporter
Ben Marley
as John Young
Brett Cullen
as CAPCOM 1
Geoffrey Blake
as GUIDO Gold
Steve Ruge
as Edward White
Michelle Little
as Jane Conrad
John Dullaghan
as Reporter
Andrew Lipschultz
as Launch Director
Googy Gress
as RETRO White
Austin O'Brien
as Whiz Kid
Reed Rudy
as Roger Chaffee
Todd Louiso
as FAO White
Joe Spano
as NASA Director
Chris Ellis
as Deke Slayton
Paul Mantee
as Reporter
Jack Conley
as Science Reporter
Max Grodenchik
as FIDO Gold
Rance Howard
as Reverend
James Ritz
as Ted
Kenneth White
as Grumman Rep
Max Elliott Slade
as Jay Lovell
Andy Milder
as GUIDO White
Marc McClure
as Glynn Lunney
Todd Hallowell
as Noisy Civilian
Emily Ann Lloyd
as Susan Lovell
Brian Markinson
as Pad Rat
Wayne Duvall
as LEM Controller White
Xander Berkeley
as Henry Hurt
Mark Wheeler
as Neil Armstrong
Ben Bode
as INCO Gold
Karen Martin
as Tracey
Frank Cavestani
as Reporter
Christopher John Fields
as Booster White
Louisa Marie
as Whiz Kid Mom
Tom Wood
as EECOM Gold
David Andrews
as Pete Conrad
Roger Corman
as Congressman
Loren Dean
as EECOM Arthur
Christian Clemenson
as Dr. Chuck
Joseph Culp
as TELMU Gold
Arthur Senzy
as SIM Tech

Crew

Ron Howard
Director
Brian Grazer
Producer
Al Reinert
Screenwriter
William Broyles
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Corenblith
Production Designer
David J. Bomba
Art Director
Michael Bostick
Associate Producer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Associate Producer
Louisa Velis
Associate Producer
Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer
Merideth Boswell
Set Designer
Joseph Hodges
Set Designer
Lori Rowbotham
Set Designer
Rita Ryack
Costume Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
Annie Lennox
Singer
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Hallie D'Amore
Makeup
Richard L. Anderson
Sound Effects Editor
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
Scott Millan
Re-Recording Mixer
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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