The Dish (2000)

Director
Rob Sitch

Main cast
Sam Neill; Patrick Warburton; Kevin Harrington; Tom Long; Eliza Szonert

Genres
History, Comedy, Drama

Description
The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells the story of how the Parkes Observatory was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. It was the top grossing film in Australia in 2000.


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