The mission, manned by astronauts Lovell (Tom Hanks), Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and Haise (Bill Paxton), starts out as a routine space flight which generates little media interest. But all that changes when an oxygen tank explosion cripples the ship and prompts the famous line, 'Houston, we have a problem'. Now Lovell and his crew have to struggle to keep going, while at Mission Control their colleagues Kranz (Ed Harris) and Mattingly (Gary Sinise) do everything they can to bring them home.
A triumph of historical accuracy.
- Apollo 13 review by Stan Doori
What a great film! I've seen the several times and enjoy it as much each time. All crew members and ground staff are amazing actors and it is so believable. Thoroughly recommended. Also of interest are the extras.