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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:
Rupert Grint ... Jonny
Ron Perlman ... Kidman
Robert Sheehan ... Leon
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Derek Kaye
Eric Lampaert ... Glen
Kevin Bishop ... Paul
Tom Audenaert Tom Audenaert ... Renatus
Erika Sainte ... Ella
Jay Benedict ... Colonel Dickford
Kerry Shale ... Mr. White
James Cosmo ... Dawson
John Flanders ... CIA Agent Murphy
Joe Sheridan ... Pashman
Andrew Blumenthal ... Kozinsky
Julie Maes ... Barmaid Country Pub
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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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Based on a true conspiracy theory.

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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonwalk See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The general who briefs Kidman is made up to look like General Jack D. Ripper from Dr. Strangelove to fit in with the movie's Kubrick motif. See more »

Goofs

When he flew to London, the plane he took was a two engine jet. Back in 69, there was no 2engine jet flying a transatlantic route. Would have to be a 4 engine back then. 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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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Buzz Buzz Buzz
By Matt Ducasse & Willie Blanchard
(P) (C) Felt Music Limited
Courtesy of MYMA (Montmorency Music Agency)
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Great fun !
13 September 2015 | by acromegalixSee all my reviews

Seen at the Etrange Festival where it won the Audience Award. One of the coolest stoner comedy with a - as always - fantastic Ron Perlman and a Rupert Grint who obviously wanted to exit from the Harry Potter era. Regardless of the subject, this movie was for me an enormous laugh from the opening credits to the very end. It was even better because I didn't know anything about it, in particular that it was a comedy. Ron Perlman is sent by the CIA to England to shoot a fake movie of the moon landing directed by Stanley Kubrick in case of failure of the Apollo 11 mission. Of course, nothing happens as expected. Don't expect Citizen Kane, but I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.


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