Apollo 13

Apollo 13 Brief Information

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert, that dramatizes the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.

The film depicts astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for America's third Moon landing mission. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power, forcing NASA's flight controllers to abort the Moon landing, and turning the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely.

Apollo 13 News

• Tom Hanks begins filming 'Greyhound' movie in Baton Rouge
• Rance Howard, father of Ron Howard and Clint Howard, dead at 89
• Ron Howard takes over as director of untitled Han Solo movie
• Gary Sinise gets star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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