Apollo 13 (1995) quotes

Director
Ron Howard.

Cast
Tom Hanks.
Bill Paxton.
Kevin Bacon.

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

This could be the worst disaster NASA’s ever experienced.
– NASA Director
With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.
– Gene Kranz

Houston, we have a problem.
– Jim Lovell

Naturally, it’s 13. Why 13?
– Marilyn Lovell
It comes after 12, hon.
– Jim Lovell

Gentlemen, it’s been a privilege flying with you.
– Jim Lovell

We’ve never lost an American in space, we’re sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.
– Gene Kranz

We just lost the moon.
– Jim Lovell

I don’t care about what anything was DESIGNED to do, I care about what it CAN do.
– Gene Kranz

So long, Earth. Catch you on the flip side.
– Jack Swigert

We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver’s seat.
– Jim Lovell

Uh, well, if anyone from the, uh, from the IRS is watching, I… forgot to file my, my, my 1040 return. Um, I meant to do it today, but, uh…
– Jack Swigert
That’s no joke. They’ll jump on him!
– Sy Liebergot

Blanche, Blanche, these nice young men are going to watch the television with you. This is Neil Armstrong, and this is Buzz… Aldrin.
– Marilyn Lovell
Hi.
– Neil Armstrong
Are you boys in the space program too?
– Blanche Lovell

Freddo, how long does it take to power up the LEM?
– Jim Lovell
Three hours by the checklist.
– Fred Haise, Sr.
We don’t have that much time.
– Jim Lovell

Let’s work the problem people. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.
– Gene Kranz

13, this is Houston, do you read?
– Ken Mattingly
Roger that, Ken. Are the flowers blooming in Houston?
– Jim Lovell
That’s a negative, Jim. I do not have the measles.
– Ken Mattingly

How much power have we got to work with?
– Technician
Barely enough to run this coffee pot for nine hours.
– John Aaron, EECOM Arthur

Just a little while longer Freddo. Just a little while longer, we’re gonna hit that water in the South Pacific. Open up that hatch. It’s 80 degrees out there.
– Jim Lovell
80 degrees.
– Fred Haise, Sr.

From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it’s not a miracle, we just decided to go.
– Jim Lovell

Houston. We’re getting our first look at the service module now. One whole side of the spacecraft is missing. Right by the high gain antennae a whole panel is blown out, right up. Right up to our heat shield.
– Jim Lovell

Flight, we are looking at a typhoon warning on the edge of the prime recovery zone.
– R.E.T.R.O. White
Say again, RETRO?
– Gene Kranz
Flight, we are looking at a typhoon warning on the edge of the prime recovery zone. Now, this is just a warning, it could miss them…
– R.E.T.R.O. White
Yeah, only if their luck changes.
– Gene Kranz

…and you, sir, are a steely-eyed missile man.
– William ‘Bill’ Pogue, CAPCOM