APOLLO 13
1995, Universal, 140 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

“Houston, we have a problem.” An oxygen tank explosion turns what was expected to be a routine lunar mission in 1970 into a race for survival in this acclaimed real-life drama. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton play astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, who narrowly averted disaster with assistance from NASA’s Mission Control Center. With meticulous attention to detail, APOLLO 13 earned nine Oscar nominations, with wins for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Kathleen Quinlan costar.


TRUE LIES
1994, 20th Century Fox, 141 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

Director James Cameron reunites with TERMINATOR star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who leads a double life as Harry Tasker, a secret agent masquerading as a computer salesman, in this crowd-pleasing action film. Wife Jamie Lee Curtis has no idea she’s married to a James Bond-esque operative, and looks to used car salesman Bill Paxton to add some excitement to her life; she gets more than she bargained for when Harry takes on a Palestinian terrorist group. With Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere and Charlton Heston.


ONE FALSE MOVE
1992, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Carl Franklin

After Michael Beach, Cynda Williams and Billy Bob Thornton (who co-wrote the taut script) leave Los Angeles following a particularly bloody drug robbery, LAPD detectives suspect they’ll head to Star City, Arkansas. Talkative local sheriff Bill Paxton is excited by the prospect of doing real police work - but he has a connection to one of the criminals that he doesn’t disclose in this unpredictable crime thriller. Critic Gene Siskel’s favorite film of 1992.


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