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The Dish

2 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Rob Sitch

The Dish, a good-natured and effortlessly funny Australian drama-comedy directed by Rob Sitch (The Castle), is filled with warm-hearted characters and has a factual hook that's irresistibly inspiring. This cumulative goodwill springs forth from the rural … see full wiki

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Director: Rob Sitch
2 reviews about The Dish
review by . October 03, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Anyone of a certain age can remember what they were doing when they saw Neil Armstrong land on the moon. What many of us don't realise however, is how close the world came to not actually seeing that historic event, and this delightful movie is the story of how it was that we did and can remember it to this day.    The dish in question is a very large satellite dish, in the middle of a sheep field, in country Australia (and where incidentally, it still stands today). It is the …
review by . June 09, 2002
If the Right Stuff was the epic story of the Space Program on a grand scale, then The Dish is the reduction of the story of the Apollo 11 landing to a very human scale. It centers around the role that a radio telescope in Australia played in receiving and relaying the actual television pictures from Apollo 11 to the Earth, and on the few people who actually struggled to get it done.   In a very quiet but moving way, it portrays how Apollo 11 did 'come in peace for all mankind', unifying …
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