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Writers:
Duncan Jones (story)
Nathan Parker (written by)
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Release Date:
17 July 2009 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself See more »
Plot:
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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Its like it knows what your thinking, but doesn't want to correct you right away See more (446 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sam Rockwell ... Sam Bell

Kevin Spacey ... GERTY (voice)

Dominique McElligott ... Tess Bell
Rosie Shaw ... Little Eve
Adrienne Shaw ... Nanny

Kaya Scodelario ... Eve

Benedict Wong ... Thompson

Matt Berry ... Overmeyers

Malcolm Stewart ... Technician

Robin Chalk ... Sam Bell Clone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Tyler Moore ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gavin Rothery ... Eliza Rescue Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Duncan Jones 
 
Writing credits
Duncan Jones (story)

Nathan Parker (written by)

Produced by
Trevor Beattie .... executive producer
Nicky Bentham .... co-producer (as Nicky Moss)
Bil Bungay .... executive producer
Stuart Fenegan .... producer
Mark Foligno .... co-producer
Alex Francis .... co-producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Justin Lanchbury .... associate producer
Steve Milne .... co-producer
Deepak Sikka .... co-producer
Trudie Styler .... producer
Julia Valentine .... line producer
Bill Zysblat .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Shaw (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Tony Noble 
 
Art Direction by
Hideki Arichi 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Petrie 
 
Makeup Department
Louise Coles .... additional makeup artist
Karen Dawson .... hair designer (as Karen Bryan-Dawson)
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer (as Karen Bryan-Dawson)
Richard Muller .... hair stylist
Richard Muller .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Imogen Bell .... production manager
Dan Bentham .... post-production supervisor
Jeremy Burnage .... production manager: model unit
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production manager: Molinare
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Downes .... second assistant director
Henry Forsyth .... additional third assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... third assistant director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director: model unit
Mick Ward .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bailey .... property master
Marc Beros .... head painter
Richard Boyton .... stand-by painter
Sophie Bridgman .... production buyer
Sophie Bridgman .... set dresser
Matt French .... additional dressing props
Chris Hayes .... senior model maker: model unit
Ron Hone .... model maker: model unit
Steve Howarth .... model shop supervisor: model unit
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Lee James .... model maker trainee: model unit
John Lee .... senior model maker: model unit
Peter Lee .... model maker: model unit
Danny Margetts .... assistant construction manager
Steven Nix .... stand-by painter
Martine Palmer .... additional graphic design assistant
Andrew Proctor .... draughtsman
Gavin Rothery .... conceptual designer
Gavin Rothery .... head of graphic design: pre-vis motion graphics
Peter Ryan .... assistant art director
Maia Sautelet .... draughstperson
Kevin Scarrott .... props
Simon Sparsis .... on-set construction manager
Richard St. Clair .... model maker: model unit
Julian Walker .... graphic designer
Sarah E. Ward .... art department trainee (as Sarah Elizabeth Ward)
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Josh Fifarek .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Bill Pearson .... supervising propmaker (uncredited)
Catherine Whiting .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Brazier .... dialogue editor
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor (as Paul Edwards)
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer
Anthony Ferretti .... sound maintenance
Scott Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor
Stefano Marchetti .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Darren McQuade .... adr mixer
Patrick Owen .... production sound mixer
Nick Roberts .... additional adr recordist
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... foley artist
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (uncredited)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garth Gutteridge .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
Peter Hutchinson .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
Stuart Prior .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Amiras .... data operator: Cinesite
Sam Bassett .... compositor: Cinesite
Mawusime Blewuada .... data operator: Cinesite
Chas Cash .... CG sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Lee Chidwick .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Chris Clough .... data operator: Cinesite
Martin Clough .... data operator: Molinare
Matthew D'Angibau .... matchmover: Cinesite (as Matt D'Angibau)
Joe Dearman .... data operator: Molinare
Kunal Desai .... data operator: Cinesite
Paul Edwards .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Chris Elson .... compositor: Cinesite
Guy Elson .... compositor: Cinesite
David Emeny .... compositor: Molinare
Kevin Fitzgerald .... production support: Cinesite
Roger Gibbon .... senior digital matte painter: Cinesite
Dianne Gordon .... data operations manager: Cinesite
Joey Harris .... lead matchmover: Cinesite
Dan Harrod .... lead compositor: Cinesite
Clive Haward .... production support: Cinesite
Barrett Heathcote .... visual effects editor
Sandro Henriques .... compositor: Cinesite
Afif Heukeshoven .... matchmover: Cinesite (as Afif Haukeshoven)
Ben Hicks .... compositor: Cinesite
Antony Hunt .... visual effects executive producer: Cinesite
Ryan Hutchings .... compositor: Molinare
Aleksandar Jovanovic .... compositor: Molinare
Sevendalino Khay .... senior digital matte painter: Cinesite
Simon Kilroe .... titles
Simon Kilroe .... visual effects supervisor: Molinare
Amy Lloyd .... matchmover: Cinesite
Simon Maddocks .... CG sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Fergal McGivney .... data operator: Cinesite
Claire McGrane .... 3D production manager: Cinesite
Rick McMahon .... rotoscope artist: Molinare
Molinare .... visual effects
Digna Nigoumi .... motion control rigger: Visual Effects Company
Dylan Owen .... compositor: Cinesite
Nawaz Parker .... data operator: Cinesite
Christian Perschky .... production support: Cinesite
Daniel Pettipher .... visual effects production manager: Cinesite (as Dan Pettipher)
Elena Pierides .... data operator: Cinesite
Ian Plumb .... compositor: Cinesite
David Richardson .... production support: Cinesite
Gavin Rothery .... visual effects supervisor: ThinkTank Studios
Lewis Saunders .... compositor: Molinare
Abigail Scollay .... compositor: Cinesite
Shaun Scott .... senior model and texture artist: Cinesite
David Sewell .... lead compositor: Cinesite (as Dave Sewell)
Nishet Shah .... production support: Cinesite
John Slattery .... compositor: Cinesite
Alex Smith .... lead compositor: Cineiste
Danny Smith .... production support: Cinesite
Simon Stanley-Clamp .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Adrian Steel .... data operator: Cinesite (as Adrian Steele)
Marc Stevenson .... character animator: Cinesite
Marc Stevenson .... character animator: Cinsite
Edwin Stutely .... data operator: Molinare
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects producer: Molinare
Courtney Vanderslice .... visual effects executive producer: Cinesite (as Courteney Vanderslice-Law)
Holger Voss .... senior technical director: Cinesite
Shivaji Waikhom .... rotoscope artist
Karen Wand .... compositor: Cinesite
Lee Warren .... digital artist
Anthony Webb .... compositor: Molinare
Ollie Weigall .... roto artist: Cinesite
Royston Willcocks .... senior model and texture artist: Cinesite
Angie Wills .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Malcolm Woolridge .... motion control rigger: Visual Effects Company
Aviv Yaron .... vfx digital stills photographer: Cinesite
Ian Abbott .... production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
Keith Barton .... production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
Kevin Campbell .... visual effects (uncredited)
Paul Maurice .... Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited)
Ian Nichols .... Lidar operator (uncredited)
Bill Pearson .... miniature effects supervisor (uncredited)
Tom Whittington .... paint & roto artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Rod Woodruff .... stunt performer
Gavin Rothery .... sam rockwell stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leo Bund .... additional steadicam operator
Pete Carrier .... electrician
Pete Carrier .... electrician: model unit
Ewan Cassidy .... gaffer
Ewan Cassidy .... gaffer: model unit
Barny Crocker .... focus puller: model unit
Mark Dempsey .... second assistant camera
Andrew Duncan .... monitor playback operator
Dan Garlick .... grip: model unit
Dave Glazier .... electrician
Ian Grant .... head of rigging
George Haldsworth .... electrician (as George Holdsworth)
Peter Hodgson .... video playback operator
Alex Howe .... camera operator: model unit
Alex Kaye-Besley .... additional still photographer
Alex Kruszelnicki .... camera trainee
Mihalis Margaritis .... additional first assistant camera
Les Mills .... additional rigger
Ray Moody .... additional second assistant camera
Ray Moody .... second assistant camera
Tony Moore .... rigger: model unit
Tony Moore .... stand-by rigger
Tim Morris .... clapper/loader: model unit
David Penfold .... first assistant camera
Susanne Salavati .... electrician (as Susanne Willett)
Eddie Sansom .... additional rigger
Garth Sewell .... grip
Tony Shults .... grip
Paul Starkey .... best boy
Paul Starkey .... best boy: model unit
Peter Talbot .... director of photography: model unit
Mark Tillie .... still photographer
Jimmy Ward .... second assistant camera
Fran Weston .... additional first assistant camera
Tony Shults .... additional grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Donowho .... costume supervisor
Barbara Kuznar .... costume maker (as Basia Kuznar)
Hilary Wili .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Nick Anderson .... on-line editor
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Barrett Heathcote .... video playback editor
Matt James .... digital film supervisor
Soren Kloch .... film supervisor: Molinare
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate technician
Katy Piggott .... digital intermediate technician
Andy Richards .... DI conform editor
Richard Smither .... assistant editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Emily Woods .... negative checker: Bellwood Media
 
Music Department
Mike Fonte .... musician: guitar
Geoff Foster .... music mixer
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Katia Lewin Jablonsky .... score assistant (as Katia Lewin Palomo)
Clint Mansell .... music producer
Carly Paradis .... additional music arranger
Carly Paradis .... musician: piano
Greg Vines .... score assistant
Benjamin Wallfisch .... composer: opening sequence music
Nigel Wiesehan .... score assistant
 
Transportation Department
James Chambers .... driver: runner (as James 'Chilli')
Jeff Hudson .... driver: Mr. Rockwell
Steve Rivenell .... driver: Mr. Rockwell
 
Other crew
Liz Barron .... production finance: Limelight
Jo Beckett .... script supervisor
Daniel Bee .... publicist: Liberty Films
Penny Brockhurst .... production auditor: Shipleys
Deepti Burton .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Livia Burton .... production coordinator
Roisin Byrne .... production accountant: Cinesite
Gary Condes .... Meisner consultant
Francesca Cooper .... caterer: Abadia Catering
Jeremy Fowler .... electronic press kit
Ben Gardner .... assistant: Duncan Jones
Vidal Graham .... table tennis tutor
Robin Green .... production accountant
Tom Hannon .... health & safety advisor: Hannonmedia
Ella Harris .... floor runner
Ruth Hodgson .... completion bond: Film Finances
Steve Joberns .... production auditor: Shipleys
Miles Ketley .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Simon Kilroe .... title designer
Stephen Kingsley .... legal representative: Thurloe & Lyndhirst, Limelight
Ivan Mactaggart .... production finance: Limelight
Emily Manthorpe .... production assistant
Sheila Fraser Milne .... completion bond: Film Finances
Richard North .... accounting assistant
Phelim O'Neill .... electronic press kit
Becky Page .... assistant: Stuart Fenegan
Margaret Parvin .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Gillian Roberts .... head of business development: Cinesite (as Gill Roberts)
Peter Scholes .... caterer: Abadia Catering
Katia Scodelario .... chaperone
Guy Sheppard .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Sam Tatton-Brown .... legal representative: Davenport Lyons, Molinare (as Sam Tatton Brown)
 
Thanks
Eddie Dias .... thanks
Rob Garvie .... special thanks (as Rob Garvey)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Netherlands:9 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Before making this film, Duncan Jones was more famous for being the son of David Bowie. Indeed, one of the producers, Trudie Styler is married to another rock singer, Sting.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The name of the Korean company that owns the Lunar Station (Sa Rlang) is mispronounced several times throughout the movie. The correct pronunciation of Sa Rlang is with the "a" in both words having the sound of the "o" in the English word "odd".See more »
Quotes:
GERTY:Sam, get some sleep. You're very tired.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Blade Runner (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Walking on SunshineSee more »

FAQ

Why bother rebooting GERTY?
What exactly happened?
Is this a video game film adaptation of the game "Moon" on Nintendo DS?
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116 out of 197 people found the following review useful.
Its like it knows what your thinking, but doesn't want to correct you right away, 3 August 2009
Author: blackmambamark from United States

The Sci-Fi department is a very hard market to break. Hence why greatness always seems to come from that genre......because normally when they are made, it usually takes millions of dollars to cover the special effects and what not......so the process of choosing the right script is somewhat limited, but they always leave their mark. However, this one is changing that pace.....in a rhealm of big budget Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica flicks, this movie chooses to take the independent route. By only spending 3 million for its budget, and using old school techniques for its special effects.....can a movie like this thrive in todays market? Well you know how i mentioned that the script selection for a Sci-Fi movie isa very tough market to break......and how the script better be incredible if it is going to make it anywhere........well this movie is just that. This movie was just plain brilliant. For those of you who have no idea what this film is about, allow me to shed some light on the subject.........In the future, our main character Sam Rockwell is living on a one man space station on the moon, whose should purpose it to retrieve and send precious resources from the moon back to the earth.....in this process he becomes very lonely and begins to uncover a horrible truth. The movie is directed and told in such a brilliant fashion......they never try to WOW you with its special effects, which are very moderate but pass with flying colors. Its script and method of storytelling are probably the best part. Instead of answering all of your questions all at once, they sort of draw them out and make you claw and scratch for the truth......but the thing that i like the most is how they approach everything.........they take a route that lets you know that you have seen all the other Sci-Fi classics, and addresses all of your concerns of what may happen or what is going to......and then just carries on like its hidding this secret from you.....almost like the movie knows what your thinking, but chooses not to correct you right away.......brilliantly told and shown in an even better light......and with Clint Mansell directing the musical score(Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain)......my god, how could you not be pulled in. Now the part that i am excited to talk about the most is the acting......because i really have not had anything to rave about so far this year.......but Sam Rockwell is hands down the best actor so far this year. He has already proved himself to me with "The Green Mile", "Frost/Nixon", and "Choke"......but he knocked this one out of the park. It was a difficult script to pull off for an actor, and he did it with leaps and bounds.......job well done. I will be very upset if he is not at least nominated this year. Bottom Line.......well, "Star Trek" gave you the action/entertainment portion of your Sci-Fi.......whereas this one gives you its underbelly. This is easily one of the best Sci-Fi movies i have seen in a long time, and that is saying a lot coming from me. There was not one thing wrong with this movie......maybe the end was a little sketchy, but it was still not enough to destroy this brilliant film. I urge all of you to go to your local independent movie theatre and watch this movie........you will regret it if you don't.......easily one of the 10 best movies i have seen this year.

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