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.


WILLOW
1988, Criterion Pictures USA, 126 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

In the title role of this exciting fantasy adventure, Warwick Davis plays the reluctant protector of an infant prophesied to destroy an evil queen; aiding him in his quest is itinerant swordsman Val Kilmer. Based on a story by George Lucas, WILLOW broke new ground with its ILM-designed morphing sequences, picking up Oscar nominations for both sound and visual effects. With Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh and Billy Barty.


NIGHT SHIFT
1982, Warner Bros., 106 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

When neurotic ex-stockbroker Chuck (Henry Winkler) and bizarrely enthusiastic “Blaze” (Michael Keaton) find themselves co-workers during the night shift at a New York City morgue, they hatch a plot to start a prostitution headquarters in their unlikely environment, after hooker Belinda (Shelley Long) comes to them with an unusual problem.


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