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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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Brian Miller, Cory Goodman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 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

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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apolo 18 See more »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,562,924
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 18 mins) After the first resting period the astronauts are listening to 'Cheap Day Return' by British rock band Jethro Tull. Tull's third album 'Benefit' contains the track 'For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me', a song which refers to Apollo 11's command module pilot Michael Collins. In the song vocalist Ian Anderson sings about the feelings of the command module pilot, being left alone above while others get to walk on the moon, something which is also referred to during the movie. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie it is stated that Apollo 17 landed on the moon on December 7, 1972. This is actually the launch date of that mission. Apollo 17 landed on December 11, 1972. See more »

Quotes

Nate: I'm getting worse. Ben... you gotta leave me here.
Ben Anderson: No.
[pause, fiddling with landing module's controls]
Ben Anderson: No one's leaving anyone.
Nate: You'll have to.
Ben Anderson: We are not dying up here.
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Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

We Three Kings
Written by John H. Hopkins (uncredited)
Arranged and performed by María López-Gallego
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Whole Other World of Horror
11 September 2011 | by b-hodgkissSee all my reviews

Intelligently made, this film combines camera-work similar to that used in Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield. Simplistic in its plot, the film really does boast some very frightening, nail-biting scenes. Not for the faint hearted, it also amplifies the smallest and most rational of fears into something chilling and blood-curdlingly frightening, playing on the fear that something is wrong, something is out there.

Although the film has its faults, namely near the end when the viewer is unsure as to which person's camera is being used, this can add to the feel of the film, reflecting the mindset of the equally disorientated characters.

The film could be slightly more emotional than it is, but it is after all a horror.

Leaving you with something to think about at the end gives the film an edge that makes you remember it for a while after.

If you liked Paranormal Activity or Cloverfield, then this film is definitely for you, giving you a good dose of mind-jolting jumps when you least expect them. This film is definitely worth the watch and will have you jumping out of your skin.


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