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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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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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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Trivia

(at around 1h 16 mins) The closing audio clip consists of excerpts from President Richard Nixon's speech in Honolulu on April 18, 1970, as he presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the crew of Apollo 13; his reading of the medal citation was edited to remove him saying "13" both times that he refers to Apollo. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) At the beginning of the movie it is stated that in order to conceal the additional manned mission to the Moon, the DoD justifies the launch of the extra Saturn V rocket with the need of putting a very heavy payload in Earth's orbit. However, the launch footage of Apollo 18 shows liftoff of a complete Saturn V with escape tower. As the latter have been so far used only in crewed launches, this would have been revealing (at least in part) of the manned nature of the mission. 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

References Starship Troopers (1997) See more »

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Not Coming Home
Written and performed by Harry Cohen and Wylie Stateman
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User Reviews

 
I enjoyed it
6 September 2011 | by news-121See 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 18 See more »

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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