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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.

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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 ... 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.

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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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The naked lady painting on the front of Renatus' house is a reference to the naked lady painting from "A Clockwork Orange." See more »

Goofs

Early on in Jonny's flat there is a Who/Steve Gibbons tour poster on the wall that is from 1976--seven years after the action takes place. See more »

Quotes

Kidman: It's not that I don't understand; it's that I don't give a fuck.
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Soundtracks

The Man
Written by Tom Zagryn and Eric Gulliksen
Recorded by The College Boys
(C) 1963 Rollercoaster Records
Licensed from Rollercoaster Records Ltd. UK
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It won't take you to the moon but it will take you to just above the stratosphere.
23 February 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

The poster, the cast and the plot made it seem like it could be an amazing movie, albeit it's far from amazing it's still entertaining.

I expected a more realistic approach on tackling one of the greatest conspiracy theories of our time, the one that is about the moonlanding in 1969 being staged (in order to beat the Russians to the task so they would still be seen as the most powerful country in the world).

A theory that I actually believe could be a true one but I won't dig too deep into that because if that actually did happen how it happen would most likely differ substantially from the plot of this movie as this one is solely about the comedy... and the action, which there was plentyful of, to the point that it might get too bloody for some sensitive viewers.

A lot of sex, drugs and rock n roll as well.

The acting is fine, Rupert Grint does really well in comedies as he's proved before with the slightly better 'WILD TARGET (2010)' which also got him entangled with gangsters.

Robert Sheehan I didn't even recognize as the bearded hippie-friend of Grint, despite 'THE ROAD WITHIN' with Sheehan being one of my favorite movies of 2015, so yeah he was good too.

Ron Pearlman does his thing as always.

Gets a little too druggy at times perhaps and the pre-credit montage was a little too much but overall yeah solid enough entertainment for sure.

Also the movie clocks in at 97 minutes not 107 minutes like IMDb lists it at.


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