• Publication date: January 29, 2014

Apollo 13

A page from history with the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission that immortalized the phrase ‘Huston, we have a problem’. Three days following their April 11 1970 launch during a routine check one of the craft’s oxygen tanks explodes and is sent hurling into space…

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1993

MBC 2:

May 19, 2014 03:30 (KSA) ~ May 19, 2014 02:30 (CLT)

A page from history with the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission that immortalized the phrase ‘Huston, we have a problem’. Three days following their April 11 1970 launch during a routine check one of the craft’s oxygen tanks explodes and is sent hurling into space with the second tank leaking and the crew uncertain of their fates. The three astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert will have to abandon their moonwalk as they fight to save power and oxygen, not knowing if the Aquarius will even hold together upon reentry into the earth’s atmosphere or if it will burn to a crisp

Starring:

  • Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell
  • Bill Paxton as Fred Haise
  • Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert
  • Gary Sinise as Ken Mattingly
  • Ed Harris as Gene Kranz
  • Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell
  • Chris Ellis as Deke Slayton

 

Directed by:  Ron Howard

Rating:  PG for language and emotional intensity