Quick Flick – Apollo 13

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Apollo 13 (1995) Drama 140 min.
Dir: Ron Howard Stars: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
Blurb: Stranded between the Earth and the Moon in a crippled spaceship, three astronauts (Hanks, Bacon, Paxton) and their ground crew (Sinise, Harris) must use all their considerable skills to bring the spaceship home safely.
Comments: A stirring tale of productive achievement. This film helped pick me up and inspire me to keep going during the darkest hours of my doctoral dissertation. And it has a superb soundtrack by James Horner.

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