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Apollo 18 -- Decades-old found footage from an abandoned NASA mission to the moon reveals the existence of alien life.
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Apollo 18 -- Decades-old found footage from an abandoned NASA mission to the moon reveals the existence of alien life.
Apollo 18 -- A film about the real mission to space in the 1970's that was canceled by NASA.

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Writer:
Brian Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
2 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Faux space documentary better than predicted See more (306 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Warren Christie ... Ben Anderson

Lloyd Owen ... Nate Walker

Ryan Robbins ... John Grey

Michael Kopsa ... Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)

Andrew Airlie ... Mission Control

Kurt Max Runte ... Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
Jan Bos ... Lab Tech #2
Kim Wylie ... Laura Anderson
Noah Wylie ... Ryan Anderson

Ali Liebert ... Nate's Girlfriend

Erica Carroll ... John's Fiancée
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Thomas Greenwood ... Ryan Anderson (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
 
Writing credits
Brian Miller (written by)

Produced by
Timur Bekmambetov .... producer
Ron Schmidt .... executive producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Matthew Stein .... executive producer
Kathleen Switzer .... associate producer (as Kathy Switzer)
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
Michele Wolkoff .... producer
Cody Zwieg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Cohen (musical composition by)
 
Cinematography by
José David Montero (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick Lussier 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Neskoromny 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Bodnarus 
Tyler Bishop Harron  (as Tyler Harron)
 
Set Decoration by
Erik Gerlund 
Oliver Zentner 
Ugo Serrano (interiors) (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Kate Main 
Cynthia Ann Summers  (as Cynthia Summers)
Beverley Wowchuk 
 
Makeup Department
Nicole Bivens .... key hair stylist (as Nicole Wise)
Joanne Kinchella .... key makeup artist
Mike Measimer .... makeup effects technician
Marcine Peter .... contact lens technician (as Marcine Peters)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects supervisor
Jamie Grove .... makeup effects (uncredited)
Mike J. Regan .... makeup effects (uncredited)
Bill Terezakis .... concept artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stuart Burkin .... executive in charge of post-production: Dimension Films
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of physical production: Dimension Films
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of post-production: Dimension Films
Jamie Goehring .... production manager
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Matthew Signer .... executive in charge of production: Dimension Films (as Matthew Signer)
Matthew Stein .... executive in charge of production: Dimension Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Emerson .... third assistant director
Kevin Leeson .... second assistant director
Kevin Leslie .... first assistant director
Shane Erron West .... third assistant director (as Shane West)
 
Art Department
Andy Amoroso .... assistant art director
Richard Beech .... lead dresser
Martine Bilodeau .... scenic artist
Martin P. Blaine .... scenic carpenter
Carlos Bolbrugge .... art research
Carlos Bolbrugge .... graphics
John Chaschowy .... greens
David Curley .... construction foreman (as Dave Curley)
Doug Currie .... paint coordinator
Jeff Davies .... dresser
James Dickson .... stand-by painter
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens
Paxton Downard .... props
Jacqui Dudeck .... art research
Jacqui Dudeck .... graphics
Melissa Dutchak .... dresser (as Mellisa Durchak)
Jay Erickson .... construction buyer
Nancy Ford .... draftsman
John Gallagher .... illustrator
Simone Gore .... art research
Simone Gore .... graphics
Mark Haddad .... greens
Bobby Hakkarainen .... on-set carpenter
Aaron Jordan .... sculptor foreman
Jeff Jordan .... lead metal fabricator (as Geoff Jordan)
Jesse Joslin .... construction coordinator
Rob Keeling .... dresser
Carole Kelly .... paint foreman
Chad Kerychuk .... art department assistant
Patrick Latarius .... construction foreman
Craig Macmillan .... buyer (as Craig MacMillan)
Craig Macmillan .... on-set dresser (as Craig MacMillan)
Hugo Mallory .... carpenter
Don Malto .... props builder
Don Malto .... props buyer
Keith McCulloch .... construction foreman (as Keith McColloch)
Darren Moore .... lead greens
Tom O'Donahue .... carpenter
Jim Pate .... buyer
Valentine Pavuls .... property master
John Pesklewis .... sculptor
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (as Rob Pratt)
Barry Rennie .... lead carpenter
Laura Schneider .... assistant property master
Derek Seed .... dresser (as Derrick Seed)
Mark Soparlo .... draftsman
Kester Svendson .... dresser (as Kester Svenson)
Bruce Van Slyke .... set sculptor
Bradly Visser .... sculptor (as Bradley Visser)
Erik Vreeken .... painter
John Werner .... dresser
Heath Witam .... art department assistant (as Heath Whittam)
Joe Wolkosky .... draftsman
Gary Young .... set sculptor
Oliver Zentner .... assistant set decorator
Lisle Fehlauer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Gilman .... set constructor: space craft (uncredited)
Christopher Gilman .... specialty costume: space suits (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Burtis Bills .... audio support: post
Onnalee Blank .... sound re-recording mixer
Darren Brisker .... sound mixer
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Murray Brown .... cable (as Murray Brow)
Charlie Campagna .... sound effects researcher
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Toby Cohen .... foley editor
Graham Crowell .... boom operator
Jeffrey Eisner .... audio support: post (as Jeff Eisner)
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Arda Gulesserian .... audio support: post
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Gary A. Hecker .... vocal audio (as Gary Hecker)
Kevin Hemmingson .... cable
Mike Hibberson .... boom operator
Kirby Jinnah .... sound facility manager
Daniel R. Kerr .... sound effects researcher
Laurie Melhus .... sound facility manager
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Dror Mohar .... supervising dialogue editor
Mark Ormandy .... sound effects researcher
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Bob Rosenthal .... audio support: post
Mark Schroeder .... sound mixer (as Mark Shroeder)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Branden Spencer .... assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... sound designer
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor (as John Stuver)
Joe Watts .... a.d.r. recordist
George Widule .... boom operator
George Widule .... sound assistant
Jeff Wright .... sound recordist
Chris Fairfield .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Ryan Nowak .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ryan Nowak .... sound editor (uncredited)
Rich Weingart .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Matthew Wilson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wray J. Douglas .... special effects supervisor (as Wray Douglas)
Erin Eagleton .... project coordinator: Global Effects Inc.
Louis Lambie .... space technician: Global Effects Inc.
Eric Lemay .... special effects assistant
Tami Mayer .... manufacturing: Global Effects Inc.
Sid Nicholson .... space technician: Global Effects Inc.
Jak Osmond .... special effects supervisor
Bill Pankiw .... special effects assistant
Greg Pyne .... special effects assistant (as Grey Pyne)
Lance Smith .... special effects assistant
Scott Stofer .... special effects assistant
Brad Zehr .... special effects assistant
Kai Hirvonen .... special effects rigger (uncredited)
Alan McFarland .... special effects electronics (uncredited)
John Palmer .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Brick Price .... special effects producer: WonderWorks (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Pavel Bezborodov .... visual effects production supervisor
Nadine Blackler .... digital compositor
Egor Borisko .... digital effects artist
Pauline Burns .... visual effects producer
Chris Doll .... visual effects artist
Kevin Genzel .... digital compositor
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator: Artifex Studios
Aleksandr Gorokhov .... visual effects production supervisor
Kamilla Gutorova .... visual effects production manager
Paul Hegg .... visual effects artist
Pablo Hernández-Meléndez .... lighting technical director
Terry Hutcheson .... visual effects supervisor
Olga Ivanova .... visual effects coordinator
Alexey Kalinchikov .... cg lighting artist
Andrew Karr .... digital effects supervisor
Jeremy Kehler .... compositor
Sergei V. Kuzmin .... visual effects producer: Bazelevs
Jesus Lavin .... digital compositor: Image Engine
Mikhail Menzelintsev .... digital artist
Pavel Mikhaylenko .... digital compositor
Milton Muller .... digital compositor
Sergey Muravev .... digital compositor (as Sergey Muraviev)
Daniel Osaki .... lead cg modeler
Richard Patterson .... cg supervisor
Pete Polyakov .... visual effects artist
Alexander Ponomarev .... digital artist
Dennis Sedov .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Stern .... digital visual effects supervisor: Artifex Studios
Paul Venn Stirling .... digital compositor: Image Engine
Toby Taplin .... visual effects artist
Matt Tassone .... visual effects editor
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... visual effects production supervisor: Bazelevs
Egor Tomskiy .... animator
Chris Van Dyck .... digital effects supervisor: Faction Creative
Brent Veal .... digital compositor
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
Anton Zakharov .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
James Bamford .... stunt coordinator
Fraser Corbett .... stunt double: Astronaut #2
Randy Lee .... stunt coordinator
Dan Redford .... stunt double: Astronaut
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt double: Astronaut #1 (as Daryl Scheelar)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Artino Ahmadi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Artin Ahmadi)
David Bercovici-Artieda .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jonathan Chapman .... rigging lamp operator
Edith Cheng .... camera trainee
Sasha Chrosciewicz .... grip (as Sasha Chrosiewitz)
Cristian Cretu .... trainee
Richard Eagan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Lindsay George .... crane technician
Lindsay George .... lamp operator
Aris Georgiopoulos .... first assistant camera: "a" & "b" cameras
Lee Gibeau .... grip
Don Gillie .... generator operator
Don Gillie .... lamp operator
Don Gillie .... rigging electrics
Cynthia Greer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Grant Hamakawa .... best boy grip
Timothy Hedgecock .... lamp operator
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
John Helme .... best boy electric
Tyler Hepple .... lamp operator
Dan Jackson .... additional first assistant camera
Francis Kramer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian A. Kuchera .... key grip (as Brian Kuchera)
Andrew Learmonth .... video assistant
Ross Long .... rigging grip
Quinn Martin .... video assistant
Darren McLean .... gaffer
Jordon McLean .... lamp operator
Steve McLean .... best boy electric
Shawn Montgomery .... dolly grip
Steve Morgan .... lead man
Jeff O'Brien .... rigging electrics
Michelle Ortt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Pedley .... video assistant
Jeff Pentecost .... best boy rigger (as Jeff Pentacost)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Geoff Roop .... lamp operator
Mark Roop .... generator operator
Eike Schroter .... still photographer
Mike Scoffield .... best boy grip
Rory Soderman .... lamp operator
John Spasoff .... rigging grip
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Doug Stover .... best boy grip
Richard Win .... digital imaging technician
Len Wolfe .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Robin D. Cook .... casting director: Toronto
Jenny Jue .... casting director: LA
Avy Kaufman .... casting director: NY
Ally Parker .... casting assistant: Vancouver
Mickie Paskal .... casting director: Chicago
Johanna Ray .... casting director: LA
Jennifer Rudnicke .... casting director: Chicago (as Jennifer S. Rudnicke)
Brian Sounalath .... casting assistant: LA
Maureen Webb .... casting director: Vancouver
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daevina Danyluck .... set supervisor
Wendy Foster .... seamstress
Patricia Galbraith .... on-set costumer (as Pat Galbraith)
Kate Main .... assistant costume designer
Stephanie Nolin .... assistant costume designer
Randy Pike .... space suit technician
Roza Savvas .... truck costumer
Debbie Schreiber .... additional set supervisor
Debbie Schreiber .... assistant costume designer
Kai Siperko .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Shannon Archibald .... post-production assistant
Marshall Axani .... post-production assistant
Pete Conlin .... post production
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager
Bob Dewald .... first assistant editor
Jay Harada .... digital intermediate editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
David Kashevaroff .... first assistant editor
Thom Kyle .... first assistant editor (as Thom M. Kyle)
Christopher Lasko .... first assistant editor
Lauren Mainland .... post-production assistant
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
Doug Oke .... first assistant editor
Brad Rines .... additional editor
Adam Rogers .... digital intermediate producer
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate colorist
Matt Tassone .... additional editing (as Matthew Tassone)
Gary Lam .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Lee Wimer .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... music editor
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Richard Glasser .... executive in charge of music: Dimension Films
Sarah Webster .... music supervisor
Hal Beckett .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Larry Boyce .... driver
Shawn Brennan .... driver: honeywagon
William Crivello .... driver (as Bill Crivello)
Floyd Faircrest .... driver: construction
Gerry Forster .... transportation captain
Terry Freethy .... driver
John Hardyono .... driver: hair/makeup/wardrobe (as John Hardjono)
Alain Hudon .... driver: wagons
Dale Johnson .... driver: shuttle
Penny Lehnert .... driver
Celeste Martell .... transportation captain
Laurie Matheson .... driver: cast
Gord McMillan .... driver (as Gordon MacMillan)
Damien Milord .... driver: construction (as Damien Miland)
Keith Noble .... driver: honeywagon
Bill Rodney .... driver
Stephan Siegel .... transportation co-captain (as Stephan Seigel)
Brett H. Smith .... driver: set dec (as Brett Smith)
Larry Tardif .... driver (as Larry Tardiff)
Brian Whitlock .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Anna Alekseeva .... legal advisor: promotion video team
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances, Inc.
Timur Bekmambetov .... presenter
Lisa Ann Beley .... dialect coach
Josephine Cheung .... production assistant
Barbara Chisholm .... assistant production coordinator
Laura Collini .... script supervisor
Pascal Dagorne .... chef (as Pascale Dagorne)
Danielle de Smit .... script supervisor
Karyn Edwards .... production legal services
Christopher Gilman .... president: Global Effects Inc.
Sergei Gratchev .... legal advisor: promotion video team
Gerry Griffin .... technical advisor
Gerry Griffin .... technical consultant
Ed Holden .... key production assistant
Kim Howes .... security: second (as Kim Howse)
Christian Kistner .... rental department manager: Global Effects Inc.
Yuriy Korchuganov .... legal advisor: promotion video team
Andrew Kramer .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs: Dimension Films (as Andrew J. Kramer)
Nathan Larsen .... production assistant
Marilyn Liu .... accounting clerk
Jennifer Lloyd .... accounting clerk
Adrian Lopez .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs: Dimension Films
Erik Lydestad .... chef (as Erik Lyde-Stad)
Benjamin Mallin .... assistant to producer (as Ben Mallin)
Mike McDevitt .... chef
Nancy Joy McDonald .... script supervisor
Nancy Elizabeth McKenzie .... co-production coordinator (as Nancy McKenzie)
Elizabeth McLaughlin .... dialect coach
Natalia Menshenina .... legal advisor: promotion video team
Hamish Miller .... chef
Jeff Morrows .... production assistant
David Oland .... business & legal affairs
Philip A. Pacaud .... location manager (as Phil Pacaud)
Sarah Pennington .... payroll
Jenna-Lee Perkins .... key production assistant (as Jenna Lee Perkins)
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service
Sandy Reynolds .... first aid
Jacquelyn Roth .... office production assistant
Mike Sandyke .... craft service (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Mike Sandyke .... craft services: rigging (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Mike Sandyke .... first aid (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Mike Sandyke .... first aid: rigging (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Stefan Skoronski .... craft service
Stefan Skoronski .... first aid
Alison Stephen .... co-production coordinator
Maureen Sugrue .... chef
Derek Sutherland .... production assistant
Leea Thorne .... assistant to producer
Trudi Thorwaldson .... accounts payable assistant
Laurie Watt .... production accountant
Marni Wynnyk .... security coordinator (as Marnie Wynnyk)
Ashton York .... production assistant
Mélanie Zaffran .... assistant to producer (as Melanie Zaffran)
Olga Zakondyrina .... legal advisor: promotion video team
Maria Zatulovskaya .... assistant: Michele Wolkoff
 
Thanks
Craig Titley .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Lt. Col. John Grey was less prominently featured in earlier versions of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the two astronauts are driving the Rover, trying to find back the Russian capsule, the skyline of a city can be seen in the background for a few seconds, revealing that the scene was shot on Earth, rather than the Moon.See more »
Quotes:
Nate:Get it out. It's so cold. Get it out, Ben. Get it out, get it out! Damn it Ben get it out!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Thing (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
World Spinning SadlySee more »

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54 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Faux space documentary better than predicted, 20 September 2011
Author: Richard Bellamy from United Kingdom

Framed as leaked "found footage" from the era of space exploration in the 1970s, Apollo 18 is an attempt to out conspiracy the already rife conspiracy theories concerning the lunar landings. The trouble with framing something as being documentary style footage is you have to get the science right and be free from any loopholes that might break the audience out of the illusion. Apollo 18 falls short on this count. López-Gallego manages to recreate to a certain extent the lunar missions. Portrayed through the various cameras feeding live footage back to Earth we have a Big Brother style look into the doomed from the start space mission. The two man crew of the lunar lander also film themselves on 16mm cameras. Herein lies some of the flaws in the director's logic. We need to get into the character's perspective to relate. This is solely done through these 16mm cameras. They film themselves on the moon's surface as well as personal records in the module. The rest is all caught on remote cameras, the audience being allowed to see the threat before the crew do, privy to the danger the Department of Defence has exposed them to. The live footage makes sense to have been documented; however the 16mm film rolls do not make it out, they share the crews dire fate. How then are we seeing the actions of the crew amidst this found footage? It makes no sense pulling any reasonably astute watcher beyond the line of suspension of disbelief.

It seems clear López-Gallego wants us to care about the cast. We need to care for the conspiracy theory to resonate. The story very directly harks into the era of Watergate where the powers that be cannot be trusted. But his illusion of found footage does not stand up at all well. Does the story really fail on this account? No. It's actually fairly entertaining as it goes. The tension builds; the threat is revealed and played out. However the conspiracy theme and the documentary framing lend the film no real benefit and do not pay off. While there is reams of data on the films website to build the conspiracy it is not present enough on screen to sideline the notion we are victim to a none to subtle slight of hand.

What the film did do with the early footage was remind me why, as a child, I was so fascinated with space. It shows with sufficient realism what the actual Apollo astronauts did and how we as a planet reached for the stars. This is not history as it tries to suggest, but it is a reminder, to me at least, of how sad it is that we no longer pursue such epic destinations as the moon or beyond.

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