The Dish parents guide

The Dish

Overall B

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.

Release date April 27, 2001

Violence A-
Sexual Content A
Profanity D+
Substance Use B

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

Run Time: 101 minutes

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The Dish
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Dish rated PG-13? The Dish is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

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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The Dish
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG Some Coarse Language
Manitoba Not Rated Mature Theme-----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Dish is directed by and stars Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond.

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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.