Apollo 13 Soundtrack

Produced a year before Ron Howard's film of the doomed space mission hit Hollywood, To the Edge and Back brings the real faces of the Apollo 13 saga to the forefront. Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise talk about the flight (Jack Swigert died in 1982) while the technicians, including mission operations director Chris Kraft and flight director Gene Kranz, recall the moon shot and the near-fatal explosion. It's still hard to make the story fill an hour, so there's time to examine the space race in general and show previous missions. The "showing" part is the program's weakness. Ron Howard used no real footage in his film, which was smart since there really isn't a lot of interesting footage, just the usual launch and TV transmissions. Simple computer animations fill in the gaps, yet even the money shot--a still picture of the damaged spacecraft--is not shown. Still, this is a key document for those digging to see the "real" behind the story. It works as a wonderful "extra" to the Oscar-winning Hollywood film. --Doug Thomas

Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 49 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
1Main Title2:28
2One Small Step0:43
3Night Train3:30
5Somebody To Love2:54
6I Can See For Miles4:18
7Purple Haze2:45
8Spirit In The Sky3:50
9What's Going On?0:51
10Darkside Of The Moon4:49
11Honky Tonkin2:45
12Blue Moon4:01
13End Titles6:59
14All Systems Go 
15Rescue Me 
16Bend Me, Shape Me 
17Treat Her Right 
20Dream a Little Dream of Me 
21Beyond the Sea 
221, 2, 3 
24Lemon Tree 
25No Particular Place to Go 
26Magic Carpet Ride 
27The In Crowd 

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