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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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Mission Control (voice)
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Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
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Ryan Anderson
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apolo 18  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Goofs

Some sound is heard in the moon scenes, despite taking place in a vacuum. For example, a sinister clicking when the space monsters are near, and a heavy thud when the rover is flipped. This could be a mixture of sounds conducted through the ground, nondiagetic audio added for the audience's benefit, and actual goofs. Which is which shall be left for the viewer to decide, and the longstanding debate on sound in space movies will not be continued here. See more »

Quotes

Nate: [in hammock] Fate has ordained... the men who went to the moon to explore in peace, remain on the moon to rest in peace.
[turns suddenly to face camera]
Ben Anderson: [filming Nate] What are the hell are you talking about?
Nate: I feel my thoughts... fragmenting.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.1 (2011) See more »

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Xmas Carol
Written by Alla Sirenko
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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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