Originally intending to land on the lunar surface, Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) are forced to scrap their flight plan when an explosion destroys part of their vessel. This movie is based on the true events of the Apollo 13 Moon Mission.
Why Is Apollo 13 Rated PG?
Apollo 13 is rated PG for language and emotional intensity.
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Take to the Skies with an Astronaut MovieThis year marks the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission which lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong was the modest man who made “one giant leap for mankind” when he and his fellow astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin piloted their ...
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Release Date: 2 June 2015 Apollo 13 releases in a 20th Anniversary edition (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following extras: - Blu-ray version of the movie newly restored and re-mastered from high resolution 35mm original film elements. - Feature Commentaries with Director Ron Howard and Jim and Marilyn Lovell - Apollo 13: Twenty Years Later - Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 - Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond - Lucky 13: The Astronaut’s Story - Theatrical Trailer - U-Control: The Apollo Era - U-Control: Tech-Splanations
Home Video Notes: Apollo 13—15th Anniversary Edition Release Date: April 13, 2010 Apollo 13 releases on Blu-ray in a 15th Anniversary Edition. This 2-disc package offers: - Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 - Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond - Lucky 13: The Astronaut’s Story - My Scenes - Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard - Feature Commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell - D-BOX - Pocket BLU U Control - BD Live - Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS 5.1 Surround (Castilian Spanish), DTS 5.1 Surround (Latin Spanish), DTS 5.1 Surround (French European), DTS 5.1 Surround (Italian), DTS 5.1 Surround (Hungarian), DTS 5.1 Surround (Czech) - Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and Greek -Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)