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The Other Side of the Moon (1990)

Features eight Apollo astronauts who intimately share their experience of going to the moon, describing what happened to them while they were there, and how their lives have been shaped by the experience in the 20 years after.

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Mickey Lemle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself
Alan Bean Alan Bean ... Himself
Charles Conrad Charles Conrad ... Himself
James Irwin James Irwin ... Himself (as Jim Irwin)
Edgar D. Mitchell ... Himself
Stuart Roosa Stuart Roosa ... Himself
Russell Schweickart Russell Schweickart ... Himself (as Rusty Schweikart)
Alfred Worden Alfred Worden ... Himself
Neil Armstrong ... Himself
Michael Collins ... Himself
Eugene Cernan ... Himself
Harrison Schmitt ... Himself
David Scott David Scott ... Himself
John Young ... Himself
Deke Slayton Deke Slayton ... Himself
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Features eight Apollo astronauts who intimately share their experience of going to the moon, describing what happened to them while they were there, and how their lives have been shaped by the experience in the 20 years after.

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January 1990 (USA) See more »

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down to Earth
22 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Twenty years after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Sea of Tranquility, eight Apollo astronauts look back on the experience of space flight and tell how their unique perspective of planet Earth, shared by only a handful of its inhabitants, changed their lives. And often not for the better: after traveling to the moon there is, in one astronaut's words, no higher mountain to climb, and the lack of any greater challenge led, for many, to frustration, mental breakdown, and divorce. But the more common response was a profound expansion of personal horizons, drawing artistic ambition out of one, religious conviction out of another (devoted to a search for Noah's Ark), and increasing for all an awareness of how fragile and precious our world is. The film itself is a worthwhile companion to Al Reinert's 'For All Mankind', despite being more earthbound in style. But the lack of any big screen exhilaration is balanced by the honesty and enthusiasm of each astronaut interviewed, sharing their thoughts and feelings with rare and revealing candor.


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