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Apollo 13

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 29 Jun 1995
Video Release: 13 Apr 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Apollo 13 is rated PG: for language and emotional intensity.

Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
Studio: 1995 Universal Studios

Detailed Review

In April of 1970, a nation was asked to pray for three brave astronauts struggling to return to earth in a wounded spacecraft. Even though I was a child… 
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When Apollo 13 launched into space, many people regarded the procedure as routine and… 
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