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Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  2 September 2011 (USA)
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Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.


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Cast overview:
Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)
Mission Control
Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
Lab Tech #2
Kim Wylie ...
Laura Anderson
Noah Wylie ...
Ryan Anderson
Nate's Girlfriend
John's Fiancée


In the early 70's, Commander Nathan Walker, Captain Ben Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel John Grey are assigned in a secret mission to the Moon to protect the USA from USSR using detectors. Nathan and Ben land on the Moon in the Liberty module while John stays in orbit in the module Freedom. They collect rock samples and bring them to the Liberty. They also find footprints and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises and they find that they are not alone in the satellite. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apolo 18  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,704,271 (USA) (2 September 2011)


$17,683,670 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The prologue text at the beginning of the movie states that the documented footage of the secret Apollo 18 mission was uploaded to the website "www.lunartruth.com". If you type that address into your browser, it redirects you to "apollo18movie.net", which is the movie's official website. See more »


It would not have been possible for the Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon's south pole. Doing so would have required far more fuel, in order to move the vehicle into a polar orbit. The weight of that additional fuel would have required a rocket larger than the available Saturn 5 rocket. See more »


Nate: I'm getting worse. Ben... you gotta leave me here.
Ben Anderson: No.
[pause, fiddling with landing module's controls]
Ben Anderson: No one's leaving anyone.
Nate: You'll have to.
Ben Anderson: We are not dying up here.
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User Reviews

Just What I Expected!
4 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today (Sunday, Sept. 4), I was contemplating going to see Apollo 18. But first I read the reviews here. Upon seeing so many negative ones and so few positive ones, I knew I wanted to see it for sure since I liked The Blair Witch Project and both Paranormal Activity movies. That being said, it was just about what I expected and I liked it a lot. It could have been better, but I wasn't disappointed. I thought the cast was very good. So if you liked previous "found or leaked footage" movies such as Blair Witch Project or the Paranormal Activity movies, don't miss this one! If you're not sure, wait until it comes out on DVD and rent it at Redbox for $1. It's worth a lot more than that!

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