The Dish

The Dish

DVD - 2001
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Based on a true story. This is how the biggest television event in history was almost not televised. Apollo 11 goes to the moon and the first step is to be televised around the globe. But right before the landing, the dish flatlines. It's up to the unconventional Aussie crew and the by-the-book NASA supervisor to work together to fix the dish before the landing occurs.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2001.
ISBN: 9780790760957
0790760959
Branch Call Number: DVD FILM DIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 27, 2017

Funny, yet understated film in a nation in transition.

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P58Jackson
Jul 18, 2017

A rather enjoyable trip into an important time for all of mankind. Much technology and other advancements can be directly attributed to the culmination and achievement of landing on the moon.

To see a part of history most of us missed or were unaware of: A true test of courage and resolve to be there when being there and coming through were critical. A near miss on the most momentous occasion of the century. Who knew we almost missed seeing Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong first setting foot on the moon?

Out forth with appropriate humor. All around well done.

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vasvale
Feb 16, 2017

Very funny

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COURIER3
Sep 20, 2016

True story NASA, Apollo 11
almost not televised.

Sunnchilde Oct 21, 2011

This movie has it all. Good writing, excellent acting, it's based on a true story. The story is positive, uplifting, adventurous, thrilling on the scale of it and in a few places, if you'll let yourself, you'll get tickles up and down your spine when Apollo 11 blasts off. What was happening here had never been attempted before. These men were risking everything on the hope that this huge gamble would work. It might not have. And the astronauts might pay for that with their lives.
This story even has some whimsy to it, but that doesn't distract from the drama. What if a multi-Billion dollar project might go up in smoke if YOU didn't turn a light bulb at the right time? What if you muffed that up?

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fancytheclown
Sep 22, 2011

This film is so much fun because it portrays the interface of lofty ideals, aided by the current state-of-the-art technology of the time, hindered by very human fallibility. Full of sunshine, the wonderful music of the time, and the ethos that surrounded the sixties. Also covers a make-you-squirm budding romance. For those who would enjoy a retrospective view on a world to which computer technology was very, very new.

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lveranga
Apr 07, 2011

Entertaining if you like to see other story of the Moon Landing in history.
Humorous at times.

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KennyBania
Feb 02, 2010

Very entertaining story, loosely based on real events. I'm surprised this movie isn't more popular.

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Sunnchilde Oct 21, 2011

Sunnchilde thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

Based on a true story. This is how the biggest television event in history was almost not televised. Apollo 11 goes to the moon and the first step is to be televised around the globe. But right before the landing, the dish flatlines. Its up to the unconventional Aussie crew and the by-the-book NASA supervisor to work together to fix the dish before the landing occurs.
Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Bille Brown, Genevieve Moody, Tayler Kane

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Sunnchilde Oct 20, 2011

"You know it would have been okay to tell Houston, things go wrong there all the time. SIX WEEKS ago, testing the lunar landing module, ten simulations without a hitch. On the eleventh, the controls jammed, it crashed and burned. We still have no idea why."

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