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Apollo 13 [DVD] [Canadian; Universal 100th Anniversary]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A vividly rendered dramatization of Apollo 13's true-life brush with disaster on the way to the Moon in 1971. This mesmerizing film combines computer graphics, archive footage and seamless special effects to recreate the adrenalized odyssey of Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert who battled astronomical odds to make it back to Earth. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor--Ed Harris, and Best Supporting Actress--Kathleen Quinlan. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Film Editing.

    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1996
    Academy Awards Best Sound 1996

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  • Credits
    Tom Hanks, Thom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Kathy Quinlan, Clint Howard, Chris Ellis
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It's easily Howard's best film....A triumph of stirring storytelling and heartstopping suspense..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...This book-faithful, 2 1/4-hour team effort shrewdly keeps its eye on the ball....The movie will happily repay multiple viewings..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Suspense right up to the splashdown..." - Recommended
    Premiere

    "...So authentic, so brilliant in its technical details, that it succeeds in putting us on that ship..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Howard makes all the complicated action clear to the viewer, a feat in itself....Physically, APOLLO 13 pulls off some stunners..."
    Variety

    "...Ron Howard's film of this mission is directed with a single-mindedness and attention to detail that makes it riveting....This is a powerful story, one of the year's best films, told with great clarity and remarkable technical detail..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "APOLLO 13 is an astonishing space epic that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit."
    Widescreen Review

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