The Dish (2000) is a comedy co-written and directed by Rob Sitch about the scientists and technicians at Parkes Observatory in Australia who used a massive 64 meter radio telescope to help NASA broadcast the 1969 Apolo 11 lunar landing.
Sometimes you have to take risks.
Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill): “Isn’t that odd?”
Glenn Latham (Tom Long): “What?”
Cliff: “Well, that I was more scared than excited.”
Glenn: “I don’t think that’s odd. I feel like that all the time… How come you changed?”
Cliff: “My wife said something. She said, ‘failure is never quite so frightening as regret’.”
Glenn: “Oh, that’s good advice.”
Cliff: “Yeah, pretty good, huh?”
Glenn: “I wish someone would tell me that.”
- The Dish (rogerebert.com)