Plot: NASA’s worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency’s most heroic moments in 1970, when the Apollo 13 crew was forced to hobble home in a disabled capsule after an explosion seriously damaged the moon-bound spacecraft. The Apollo 13 crew and Houston-based mission controllers race against time and heavy odds to return the damaged spacecraft safely to Earth from a distance of 205,500 miles.

Rating: PG for language and emotional intensity

Directed By: Ron Howard

Written By: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger, William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert

Production: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

In Theaters: June 30, 1995

Box Office: $172,071,312 (USA)

Budget: $62,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:2 hr. 20 mins.

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Jim Lovell – Tom Hanks
Fred Haise – Bill Paxton
Jack Swigert – Kevin Bacon
Ken Mattingly – Gary Sinise
Gene Kranz – Ed Harris
Marilyn Lovell – Kathleen Quinlan
Barbara Lovell – Mary Kate Schellhardt
Susan Lovell – Emily Ann Lloyd
Jeffrey Lovell – Miko Hughes
Jay Lovell – Max Elliott Slade

Blanch Lovell – Jean Speegle Howard
Mary Haise – Tracy Reiner
Pete Conrad – David Andrews
Jane Conrad – Michelle Little
Deke Slayton – Chris Ellis
NASA Director – Joe Spano
Henry Hurt – Xander Berkeley
Glynn Lunney – Marc McClure
John Young – Ben Marley