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Minute-by-Minute analysis of the 1995 Ron Howard-directed feature, Apollo 13

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Minute-by-Minute analysis of the 1995 Ron Howard-directed feature, Apollo 13

    Minute 135: The End

    Minute 135: The End

    Jim Lovell is surrounded by the applauding Iwo Jima crew.

    TITLE: THE END

    MUSIC: “Apollo 13 End Credit,  Featuring Annie Lennox”

    TITLES:

    CAST

    Jim Lovell – TOM HANKS

    Fred Haise – BILL PAXTON

    Jack Swigert – KEVIN BACON

    Ken Mattingly – GARY SINISE

    Gene Kranz – ED HARRIS

    Marilyn Lovell – KATHLEEN QUINLAN

    Barbara Lovell – MARY KATE SCHELLHARDT

    Susan Lovell – EMILY ANN LLOYD

    Jeffrey Lovell – MIKO HUGHES

    Jay Lovell – MAX ELLIOTT SLADE

    Blanch Lovell – JEAN SPEEGLE HOWARD

    Mary Haise – TRACY REINER

    Pete Conrad – DAVID ANDREWS

    Jane Conrad – MICHELLE LITTLE

    Deke Slayton – CHRIS ELLIS

    NASA Director – JOE SPANO

    Henry Hurt – XANDER BERKELEY

    Glynn Lunney – MARC McCLURE

    John Young – BEN MARLEY

    EECOM White – CLINT HOWARD

    EECOM Arthur – LOREN DEAN

    EECOM Gold – TOM WOOD

    RETRO White – GOOGY GRESS

    RETRO Gold – PATRICK MICKLER

    FIDO White – RAY McKINNON

    FIDO Gold – MAX GRODÉNCHIK

    Dr. Chuck – CHRISTIAN CLEMENSON

    CAPCOM 1 – BRETT CULLEN

    CAPCOM 2 – NED VAUGHN

    GUIDO White – ANDY MILLER

    LEM Controller White – WAYNE DUVALL

    TELMU White – JIM MESKIMEN

    TELMU Gold – JOSEPH CULP

    INCO White – JOHN SHORT

    INCO Gold – BEN BODÉ

    FAO White – TODD LOUISO

    GNC White  – GABRIEL JARRET

    Booster White – CHRISTOPHER JOHN FIELDS

    Grumman Rep – KENNETH WHITE

    Ted – JIM RITZ

    Launch Director – ANDREW LIPSCHULTZ

    Neil Armstrong – MARK WHEELER

    Buzz Aldrin – LARRY WILLIAMS

    Guenter Wendt – ENDRE HULES

    Tracey – KAREN MARTIN

    Woman – MAUREEN HANLEY

    Kim – MEADOW WILLIAMS

    Technician – WALTER VON HUENE

    Pad Rats – BRIAN MARKINSON, STEVE RANKIN

    Whiz Kid – AUSTIN O’BRIEN

    Whiz Kid Mom – LOUISA MARIE

    Orderly – THOM BARRY

    SIM Techs – ARTHUR SENZY, CARL GABRIEL YORKE, RYAN HOLIHAN

    Reverend – RANCE HOWARD

    Neighbor – J.J. CHABACK

    Noisy Civilian – TODD HALLOWELL

    Stephen Haise – MATTHEW GOODALL

    Fred Haise, Jr. – TAYLOR GOODALL

    Margaret Haise – MISTY DICKINSON

    Congressman – ROGER CORMAN

    Loud Reporters – LEE ANNE MATUSEK, MARK D. NEWMAN

    Suit Room Assistant – MARK McKEEL

    Patty – PATTY RAYA

    Science Reporters – JACK CONLEY, JEFFREY S. KLUGER

    Anchors – BRUCE WRIGHT, IVAN ALLEN, JON BRUNO

    Roger Chaffee – REED RUDY

    Virgil Grissom – STEVE BERNIE

    Edward White – STEVEN RUGE

    Reporters – HERBERT JEFFERSON, JR. , JULIE DONATT, JOHN DULLAGHAN, THOMAS CRAWFORD, JOHN WHEELER, FRANK CAVESTANI, PAUL MANTEE, JOHN M. MATHEWS

    Stunt Coordinators – MICKEY GILBERT, JIM HALTY

    Stunts – HEATHER BURTON, JOE FINNEGAN, KIM KOSCKI, VINCENT MAZZELLA, JR., JOHN ROBOTHAM

    Associate Producer – LOUISA VELIS

    Unit Production Manager – CARL CLIFFORD

    First Assistant Director – ALDRIC LA’AULI PORTER

    Second Assistant Director – JANE PAUL

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

    Minute 134: When Will We be Going Back?

    Minute 134: When Will We be Going Back?

    GUEST: NASA ENGINEER STUART MCCLUNG
    Jim Lovell, narrating from the present day, talks about how Jack Swigert ran for Congress from the state of Colorado, “but he died of cancer before he was able to take office.”

    On board the Iwo Jima, the Apollo 13 crew walks among the applauding Navy crew.

    The Mission Control team applauds and smokes cigars. Ken Mattingly is in the center of the support team.

    Lovell narrates: “Ken Mattingly orbited the Moon as Command Module Pilot of Apollo 16, and flew the space shuttle, having never gotten the measles. Gene Kranz retired as director of flight operations just not long ago. And many other members of Mission Control have gone onto other things, but some are still there.”

    The Captain of the Iwo Jima salutes Jim Lovell. Lovell returns the salute, and shakes the Captain’s hand.

    Lovell narrates: “And as for me, the seven extraordinary days of Apollo 13 were my last in space.”

    The Apollo 13 crew bows its head in prayer along with the crew of the Iwo Jima.

    Lovell narrates: “I watched other men walk on the Moon and return safely, all from the confines of Mission Control and our house in Houston. I sometimes catch myself looking up at the Moon, remembering the changes of fortune in our long voyage, thinking of the thousands of people who worked to bring the three of us home. I look up at the Moon, and wonder: when will we be going back, and who will that be?”

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

    Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

    Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

    Jim Lovell as Navy Captain

    Gary Sinise as Ken Mattingly

    Ed Harris as Gene Kranz

    Minute 133: A Successful Failure

    Minute 133: A Successful Failure

    Jim Lovell looks up from the life raft outside the returned Odyssey spacecraft.

    Later, on the deck of the Iwo Jima, Lovell, Haise, and Swigert exit the helicopter, wearing blue flight suits and sporting Iwo Jima caps.

    Marilyn and the Lovell family are elated seeing the crew on television.

    The crew of the Iwo Jima applauds. Swigert and Haise wave at the crew.

    Lovell narrates: “Our mission was called a successful failure, in that we returned safely, but never made it to the Moon.”

    A “Welcome Back” sign appears on the Mission Control monitor, as Mission Control applauds.

    The crew of Apollo 13 walks past a cheering Iwo Jima crew.

    Lovell narrates: “In the following months, it was determined that a damaged coil built inside the oxygen tank sparked during our cryo stir and caused the explosion that crippled the Odyssey. It was a minor defect that occurred two years before I was even named the flight’s commander. Fred Haise was going back to the Moon on Apollo 18, but his mission was canceled because of the budget cuts, he never flew in space again. Nor did Jack Swigert. Who left the astronaut corps and was elected to Congress from the state of Colorado.”

     

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

    Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

    Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

    Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell

    Minute 132: This is Apollo 13, Signing Off

    Minute 132: This is Apollo 13, Signing Off

    A Navy frogman knocks on the hatch of Odyssey.

    Jim Lovell gives the frogman a thumbs-up sign, then unstraps Fred Haise from his couch. Haise shakes his hand. Swigert and Lovell then shake hands.

    “Houston. We’re at Stable One,” radios Lovell. “The ship is secure. This is Apollo 13, signing off.”

    In Mission Control, Gene Kranz gives two thumbs-up.

    Helicopter 66 lifts a Billy Pugh net carrying Jack Swigert up to the door. Haise is already onboard the helicopter. Lovell stands up in the hatch, blinking in the sunshine. He tumbles into the life raft. while a Navy frogman holds onto him.

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

    Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

    Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

    Ed Harris as Gene Kranz

     

    Minute 131: NAVY 66

    Minute 131: NAVY 66

    GUEST: NASA CHIEF HISTORIAN BILL BARRY
    Gene Kranz wipes his eyes and stands up in Mission Control.

    Over the Pacific, three parachutes lowering the Command Module are lit by the rising sun.

    Flight crews on the USS Iwo Jima applaud and wave as Odyssey floats toward the surface. Odyssey splashes down in brilliant sunshine.

    Navy helicopters 66 and 406 head toward the spacecraft.

    Mary Haise hugs her family.

    Jay Lovell’s schoolmates pat him on the back.

    Blanch Lovell smiles broadly as Buzz Aldrin hugs her.

    Two Navy frogmen jump into the ocean next to the spacecraft.

    In Mission Control, Deke Slayton shakes Gene Kranz’s hand, and also the NASA Director’s hand.

    One of the Navy frogmen swims up to Odyssey’s hatch.

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Chris Ellis as Deke Slayton

    Loren Dean as John Aaron

    Ben Marley as John Young

    Todd Louiso as FAO – White Team

    Joe Spano as NASA Director

    Ed Harris as Gene Kranz

    Marc McClure as Glynn Lunney

    Clint Howard as Sy Liebergot

    Googy Gress as RETRO White

    Christian Clemenson as Flight Surgeon Dr. Chuck

    Ned Vaughn as CAPCOM 2

    Max Grodénchik as FIDO Gold

    Walter von Huene as Technician

    Kenneth White as Grumman Rep

    Jean Speegle Howard as Blanch Lovell

    Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell

    Mark Wheeler as Neil Armstrong

    Walter Cronkite as Himself

    Tracy Reiner as Mary Haise

    Miko Hughes as Jeffrey Lovell

    Rance Howard as Priest

    Emily Ann Lloyd as Susan Lovell

    Mary Kate Schelhardt as Barbara Lovell

    Max Elliott Slade as Jay Lovell

    Minute 130: Welcome Home

    Minute 130: Welcome Home

    GUESTS: ROBIN PERTZ & JOHN OLDHAM, NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER
    Jay Lovell looks at the classroom clock. It’s 11:56 AM.

    “Odyssey, Houston,” says Mattingly, “Do you read?”

    Suddenly on the monitor, three large parachutes appear, with the Command Module swaying in the sky.

    “Hello, Houston,” says Lovell. “This is Odyssey. It’s good to see you again.”

    Mission Control erupts in applause. The Lovell family smiles and hugs each other.

    “Odyssey, Houston,” says Mattingly. “Welcome home. We’re glad to see you.”

    Gene Kranz sits at his station and rubs his face.

    IN THIS MINUTE:

    Chris Ellis as Deke Slayton

    Loren Dean as John Aaron

    Ben Marley as John Young

    Todd Louiso as FAO – White Team

    Joe Spano as NASA Director

    Ed Harris as Gene Kranz

    Marc McClure as Glynn Lunney

    Clint Howard as Sy Liebergot

    Googy Gress as RETRO White

    Christian Clemenson as Flight Surgeon Dr. Chuck

    Ned Vaughn as CAPCOM 2

    Max Grodénchik as FIDO Gold

    Walter von Huene as Technician

    Kenneth White as Grumman Rep

    Jean Speegle Howard as Blanch Lovell

    Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell

    Mark Wheeler as Neil Armstrong

    Walter Cronkite as Himself

    Tracy Reiner as Mary Haise

    Miko Hughes as Jeffrey Lovell

    Rance Howard as Priest

    Emily Ann Lloyd as Susan Lovell

    Mary Kate Schelhardt as Barbara Lovell

    Max Elliott Slade as Jay Lovell

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