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Apollo 18 (2011)

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Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where three American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

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Brian Miller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren Christie ... Ben Anderson
Lloyd Owen ... Nate
Ryan Robbins ... John Grey
Michael Kopsa ... Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)
Andrew Airlie ... Mission Control (voice)
Kurt Max Runte ... Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
Jan Bos ... Lab Tech #2 (voice)
Kim Wylie ... Laura Anderson
Noah Wylie Noah Wylie ... Ryan Anderson
Ali Liebert ... Nate's Girlfriend
Erica Carroll ... John's Fiancée
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Storyline

Cmndr Walker, Cptn. Anderson and Lt. Col. Grey are assigned to a secret mission to the moon. Walker and Anderson land, while Grey stays in orbit. As they collect samples, they find footprints...and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises andv find they're not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

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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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

[first lines]
John Grey: There's just a lot at stake here, you know? We're talkin' nation versus nation, and the race is still on. There's lots to discover out there, man.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Holocaust (2011) See more »

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The Clock is Still Ticking
Written and performed by Harry Cohen and Wylie Stateman
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Bit weird but still nice
11 September 2011 | by hurmzz1See all my reviews

This movie (is made to) look like a montage of retrieved tapes from the camera's brought to the moon in 1972. This means that the camera isn't always steady (like in Cloverfield) and that the quality is a bit bad with static sometimes but it is made to look that way. I think it only help's in getting into the old feeling of the movie.

The first part of the movie looks pretty much like a documentary about going to the moon, but hey, what would you expect. I thought it actually was a bit educating. After that some unexpected things (for the astronauts) start to happen and then the weird things begin. The camera quality and way of filming really helps in feeling the fear of the astronauts.

I read somewhere the last 10 minutes of this movie would be really shocking. Well this actually started the last 15 minutes of the film, with in the beginning the scene's of terror really build op good, then it dies out (probably because I don't thought of the inhumane but necessary message the astronauts get as really shocking, it just seemed logic to me:) ) and then the last 8 minutes the terror gets back but unlike in the beginning of the last 15 minutes, now the scene's last a bit to long, but they are still very nice and frightening.

Overall: a bit weird but nice movie, although i think you must be into the "going to the moon in the 70's" theme to really like it.(like I did)


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,704,271, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$17,687,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,236,153
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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