From the Earth to the Moon

Mini-Serie | USA 1998 | 12x55'

  • Samstag, 13. Juni 1998 21:30 Uhr

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON is a 13-episodes behind-the-scenes look at the Apollo space program, focusing not only on the „hardware“ but on the human experience, the individual’s approach to an incredible challenge. The starting point is a statement made by President Kennedy in a speech before congress in 1961: »America should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon.« The viewer is then introduced to the astronauts, scientists and engineers who eventually succeeded in meeting Kennedy’s deadline and winning the space race triggered by the Cold War. The series is based on extensive research and boasts production values – for example special effects – on the scale of a feature film. The seasoned production team includes APOLLO 13 director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks, who initiated the project and also directed the first episode.

Directors
Tom Hanks, Frank Marshall, Frank Darabont, Lili Fini Zanuck, Sally Field, David Carson et al.
Script
Tom Hanks, Steven Katz, Remi Aubuchon, Erik Bork, Jonathan Feldman, Jeffrey Fiskin, Graham Yost et al.
Based in part on
A MAN ON THE MOON by Andrew Chaikin
Photography
Gale Tattersall
Production Design
Richard Toyon
Principal Cast
Tony Goldwyn, Dan Butler, Bryan Cranston, Cary Elwes, Nick Searcy, Rita Wilson, Mark Harmon, Chris Isaak, Adam Balwin, Kevin Pollack, Elizabeth Perkins
Producers
Brian Grazer, Michael Rostick, Ron Howard
Co-Producers
Erik Bork, Bruce Richmond, Janace Tashjian
Executive Producer
Tom Hanks
Co-Executive Producer
Tony To
Production
HBO in association with Imagine Entertainment, Clavius Base, Premiere Productions

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