Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey into a thrilling saga of heroism.
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- Ron Howard
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1996 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Top 100 Thrills nominee
- Top 100 Movies nominee
PGLanguage and emotional intensity
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English SDH, French, Italian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Neutral), Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Romanian, SlovenianClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Castilian): DTS 5.1 Surround, Czech: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Hungarian: DTS 5.1 Surround, Italian: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13; Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond; Lucky 13: The Astronaut's Story; My Scenes; audio commentaries.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that it's a good idea to prepare younger kids beforehand by telling them what Apollo 13 is about; you may want to reassure them, since it is a true story, that the astronauts end up coming home all right. Be prepared for some very tense scenes when the characters are in peril, and note that everyone in Mission Control is a white male (and they smoke a fair bit, which is accurate for the era). Fairly frequent profanity includes "s--t," "damn," "bitch," "ass," and what sounds like "f--k." A demonstration with a beer bottle sliding into a glass has sexual undertones.
- Sexual Content
- One or two oblique references, including one to "the clap." A demonstration with a beer bottle sliding into a glass has sexual undertones.
- Very tense, characters in serious peril.
- Fairly frequent profanity includes "s--t," "damn," "bitch," "ass," "goddamn," and what sounds like "f--k."
- Social Behavior
- The team works together to find a way to solve their problem, save themselves, and emerge from a terrible situation. Teamwork, staying calm in the face of adversity, and believing in yourself are themes.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking at party, lots of smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it