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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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Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)
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Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
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Laura Anderson
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Ryan Anderson
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John's Fiancée
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Storyline

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.


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

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Apolo 18  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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Work on the Soviet Lunar L3 program was cancelled late in 1974. The LK ('Lunniy korabl' - lunar craft) was not revealed to the west until much later. Thus, the Apollo 18 crew would have had no knowledge of this vehicle (i.e. referring to it as the "LK"). See more »

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Ben Anderson: [shouting hysterically into comms] I did mine! You do your job, you get me home!
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Ben Anderson: Houston, please.
Deputy Secretary of Defense: We'll stay on this channel with you, but this decision is final. You've done a great service for your country, son... and for mankind.
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Referenced in Grave Encounters 2 (2012) See more »

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World Spinning Sadly
Written by Paul Samwell-Smith
Performed by The Parking Lot
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Film & Television Music Placement Division
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I enjoyed it
6 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was nearly put off seeing it by some of the reviews here.

SO I thought twice about seeing it, however I like sci-fi so had to watch.

The plot is well covered in other reviews.

Yes the style is different but it is in keeping with the moon landing and pictures taken at the time. Its all filmed as though done through the hand-held moon cameras.

Some reviews said actors were wooden but that is the whole point, they are supposed to be normal people (well as normal as any astronauts ) can be.

The test for me is :-

Would I watch it again, yes


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