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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. »


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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In the movie, the wife of Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) suggested taking risks was easier than living with regrets. How do you feel about her advice?

How do you feel about the characters’ decision to lie? Do you feel there are ever occasions when it’s acceptable to not tell the truth?

Want to know the real story? Read a detailed account of the Parkes Observatory’s support of Apollo 11 at www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/apollo11/introduction.html

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