The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy. [more inside]
A Texan (Tom Hanks) traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped. [more inside]
Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living... and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant (Catherine Zeta Jones). [more inside]
Attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his musician lover Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) are forced out of their home of two years by its owner, Mr. Crowley (who has been on a tour of Europe). With few alternatives, they decide to buy an incredibly cheap fixer-upper on Long Island and do the work themselves. Unfortunately, the couple soon learns that the house is a lemon, intent on eating up all their time and money. [more inside]
"Live from Zoom, it's somewhere between March and August." [more inside]
A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. [more inside]
After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. [more inside]
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. [more inside]
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager. Tom Hanks's directorial debut! [more inside]
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. [more inside]
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: Halloween Season 43, Ep 5
Including the David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, because that's episode #00 and FanFare doesn't have that number.
After landing a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Circle, a woman wrestles with whether the firm's 24/7/365 connectivity agenda represents a brave new world in which "Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better" or a horrifying breach of individual autonomy and privacy.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga Season 42, Ep 4
Host: Tom Hanks, Musical Guest: Lady Gaga [more inside]
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. Starring Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head. [more inside]
An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. [more inside]
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. [more inside]
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. [more inside]
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. [more inside]
When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
T.hanksgiving Movie Club An Oscar nominated, 80s take on The Little Mermaid with Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, and a fresh-faced Tom Hanks with Ron Howard directing. Mermaid rescues boy. Mermaid falls in love with man. [more inside]
An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.
It's Thanksgiving in the US, but it's T. Hanksgiving everywhere. [more inside]