The Dish

The Dish
The Dish
  • PG-13
  • 1h 41m
  • 2001
Certified Fresh96%
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It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon – and the 1,000-ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep-farming Parkes, Australia, will beam that historic first step around the globe. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the entire world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its unconventional Aussie crew and its by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it. A culture clash of cosmic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. The Dish, with Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld) and others in a skilled ensemble portraying a spirited array of techies and townies, "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: A feel good movie without an abundance of mush.
Globe and Mail

June 17, 2017
George Perry

Beguilingly funny.

June 16, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

All these years later, the sight of a man walking on the surface of the moon has lost none of its...

June 16, 2017
Detroit News
Susan Stark

Both an entertaining, instructive jaunt down memory lane and also, for the younger generation, a m...

June 16, 2017
Detroit Free Press
Terry Lawson

The Dish also does a nice job of evoking what 1969 was like for people who didn't live in San Fran...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A heartwarming family movie about the space race.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is brief strong language, social drinking and smoking, and some tension.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:March 14, 2001
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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