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The Dish


Apr 27, 2001

MPAA Rating



Sam Neill
Billy Mitchell
Roz Hammond


(pictures (c)2001 Warner Bros.)

Still shot from the movie: The Dish.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is The Dish Rated PG-13?

The Dish is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Dish...

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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For another film adaptation of a NASA mission, see Apollo 13. Those who enjoyed watching these men overcome technical obstacles may also enjoy October Sky.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language
AB PG Some Coarse Language
MB Not Rated Mature Theme-----
ON Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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