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The Last Man On the Moon

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Mark Craig

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About the Movie

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him from a quiet Chicago suburb to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space, and ultimately, to the moon. Five years in the making, The Last Man on the Moon unveils a wealth of rare archive, and takes Cernan back to the launch pads of Cape Kennedy, to Arlington National Cemetery and to his Texas ranch, where he finds respite from a past that refuses to let him go. Sharing home movies, scrapbooks and intimate moments with his closest friends and family, he brings his spine-tingling experiences to the big screen more vividly than any moonwalker has done before.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 41
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: You already know the history told in "The Last Man on the Moon," but this story just never grows old. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Feb 25, 2016

Fresh: Cernan knows how to spin a great yarn, and if you do zone out for a moment, he can quickly reel you back in with the time he nearly died on his Gemini 9 mission or the surprisingly fierce politics behind his being chosen for the Apollo 10 crew. – Dylan Kickham, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 4, 2016

Fresh: The film traces Cernan's career trajectory, going back to his days in San Diego as a hot-shot naval aviator, blending terrific archival footage with contemporary perspectives to quietly poetic effect. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, Feb 25, 2016

Fresh: Take a pinch of Top Gun, stir in a generous dollop of The Right Stuff, add a light sprinkling of Mad Men and you have the formula for this uplifting documentary portrait of former Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan. – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 24, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Remarkabilty refreshing

After watching many documentaries about our very existance in infinate space, I was totally sucked to this documentary about the last man to ever step on the moon. A truly inspiring story of the struggles and sacrifices that astronauts have to endure.


A portrait of an Astronaught, Gene Cernan, who went into space 3 times and was the last man on the moon. Amazing, touching, sad and beautiful to behold film. Most of it is from the perspective of the 82 year old Cernan, who is a amazing man, who lived a amzaing life.

Great Documentary But Leftl Perplexed

This doumentary brought back memories and filled in gaps of history I was unaware of. I enjoyed it immensely. After viewing it I had this nagging thought as to why Gene pursued the circuit of speeches and book signings at the expense of his first wife. She seemed to be the best thing in his personal life other than his daughter Tracy. So, I'm left wondering if Gene was addicted to the fame and adoration of years past. Did all that traveling generate income? I would have made different personal choices but that's what separates people.

The Last Man On the Moon
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2016

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