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Apollo 18 (2011)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)
Mission Control (voice)
Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
Lab Tech #2 (voice)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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  »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,704,271, 4 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,686,929, 20 November 2011
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In some way, there was a real Apollo 18 during the year 1975. Named ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project), the mission was the first docking of spacecrafts built by different nations. The American crew included one of the seven Mercury program astronauts, Deke Slayton (the one who had never flown) and the Russian one Alexey Leonov, who was the first man to "walk in space." See more »


Although, it wouldn't have been possible for Apollo to land on the moon's south pole because of limited fuel, they only show one launch. They could have launched another one with the lunar lander and this one has the fuel. 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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We Three Kings
Written by John H. Hopkins (uncredited)
Arranged and performed by María López-Gallego
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User Reviews

A surprisingly effective slow-burn...
2 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Have to admit i've been excited about the concept of this movie since i read about it about 7 months back... However, i also have to admit that, given it's release date, I was a bit worried that it would wind up a stinker...

I went in with adjusted expectations, wanting to enjoy it but also preparing for the worst..

I'm happy to say that it winds up a pretty effective little conspiracy- theory chiller..

The producers really do a great job of building tension in this closeted, isolated atmosphere, to an agonizing crescendo and then delivering with some truly horrific imagery.

Really wound up liking this one.

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