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The Dish

In order for the world to see the first moon walk, NASA headed "down under" to the largest satellite receiver station in the southern hemisphere. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 27 Apr 2001
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Dish Rated PG-13?


Overall: B
Southern Australia prepares to take part in the Apollo 11 mission by providing NASA with satellite transmission and television feed from the astronauts. This warm movie, containing some language concerns, provides a comedic look at what can go wrong when the whole world is depending on you.

Violence: A-
Security guard frequently mentions he’s carrying gun to impress others with the importance of his position. Girl drives into post while parking car.

Sexual Content: A
Man slaps wife’s bottom. Husband hugs and cuddles his wife while she sits on his lap.

Language: D+
At least: 1 extreme, 5 sexual, 9 moderate, and 20 mild profanities, as well as 7 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B
Man smokes pipe throughout. Tea spiked with alcohol at party. Social drinking at mealtimes and parties. Man smoking cigarettes.

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About the Reviewer: Melanie Law

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