Tom Hanks stars as Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. in this historical drama centering on the ill-fated NASA mission whose trip to the moon in 1970 was interrupted by a deep space explosion in the command module. Following the explosion, 400,000 global outer space workers, including Mission Control flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), worked diligently to figure out a way to save astronauts Lovell, John L. Swigart (Kevin Bacon) and Fred W. Haise (Bill Paxton) from such life-threatening dangers as freezing temperatures, poisoning by carbon monoxide, suffocation and incineration on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. Of the story directed by Ron (BACKDRAFT) Howard for Imagine Entertainment: 'Explosive, into-outer-space scenes are counteracted by the infinitely personal drama inside the module, which is no bigger than the interior of a sports car.'
- 2 hr 20 minPGHDSD
- Jun 30, 1995