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Moonwalkers (2015)

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.

Writers:

Dean Craig (a film written by), Antoine Bardou-Jacquet (story by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Perlman ... Kidman
Rupert Grint ... Jonny
Robert Sheehan ... Leon
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Derek Kaye
Eric Lampaert ... Glenn
Kevin Bishop ... Paul
Tom Audenaert ... Renatus
Erika Sainte ... Ella
Jay Benedict ... Dickford
Kerry Shale ... Mr. White
James Cosmo ... Dawson
John Flanders ... Agent Murphy
Joe Sheridan ... Poshman
Andrew Blumenthal ... Kozinsky
Nathaniel Martello-White ... Mike (as Nathaniel Martello White)
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Storyline

What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with a lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy. Written by Reece Davis

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Taglines:

Based on a true conspiracy theory.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, graphic nudity, plentiful drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The coffee table in Derek Kaye's office is reminiscent of the tables in the Korova milk bar in "A Clockwork Orange." See more »

Goofs

As the Apollo 11 mission is broadcast on TV in the film, the song "Fortunate Son" with Credence Clearwater Revival is played in the background, but the song was actually released in September 1969, one month after the Apollo landing. See more »

Quotes

Kidman: It sounds like a rather large operation. How are we going to keep this secret?
Colonel Dickford: We'll do what the Egyptians did.Bury the architects inside the pyramid.
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Soundtracks

The Man
Recorded by The College Boys
(C) 1963 Rollercoaster Records
Licensed from Rollercoaster Records Ltd. UK
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This is a very funny but different type of comedy that many people will love, but just as many either won't like or understand.
22 February 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"If we've got a guy that can make things look like they're on the moon then doesn't it make sense to film a pretend moon landing, just in case the real one doesn't work?" Apollo 11 is about to launch and NASA is worried. If the American's don't make it to the moon the set back could ruin the entire space program and the Russian's will have the upper hand. In order to hedge their bets they ask CIA agent Kidman (Perlman) to travel to England and ask if director Stanley Kubrick if he will film a movie of men landing just in case. When Kidman meets Jonny (Grint) things get a little off track. This movie is hilarious, it makes you wonder and is very psychedelic. I really loved it and laughed a lot they entire time. On the other hand this is not a movie that everyone will enjoy. There is a little Oliver Stone (a la Natural Born Killers) vibe to this and I really enjoyed that aspect. This is a very funny but different type of comedy that many people will love, but just as many either won't like or won't understand. Overall, a movie that I enjoyed and fans of psychedelic comedies will as well. I give this a B+.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonwalkers See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,365
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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