Review: This tells the story of the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 moon mission and the failure that showed NASA at its best.
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris
Genre: Adventure, Drama and History
This is one of Tom Hanks’ best performances. A very refreshing and well made film. Brad Pitt, John Cusack and John Travolta were offered parts but all the actors turned the roles down. At the Academy Awards in 1996 this won 2 Oscars and they were for Best Sound and Best Film Editing. At the Bafta Awards also in 1996 this won 2 Awards and they were for Best Achievement in Special Effects and Best Production Design. One film critic wrote about this film “Hanks is a terrific choice for the lead because he can appear strong and military without slipping over into Sgt. Rock corniness”.