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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.

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 ... 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

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2.35 : 1
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James Cosmo & Ron Perlman previously starred together, as enemies (Perlman playing the hero, Cosmo the villain), in Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) 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 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

Fire In The Sky
Writeen by Daniel Pemberton
(P) & (C) Chappell Tecorded Music Library Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal Publishing
Production Music France
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Laugh out loud hilarious!
14 January 2016 | by RamascreenSee all my reviews

MOONWALKERS is the first funniest movie of this year even though we just started on 2016 but I'm confident enough to shout that aloud because it really is going to be tough for other comedy films from this point forward to top MOONWALKERS. It's so outrageously funny, you're going to be gasping for air from laughing too hard.

Written by Dean Craig and directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, the legendary Ron Perlman plays an unstable CIA agent, he's a Vietnam war vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but he's been assigned by the agency to locate and hire filmmaker Stanley Kubrick so that Kubrick would film a fake moon landing just in case America's actual moon landing fails. One unsuccessful rock band manager (Rupert Grint) and his confused friend (Robert Sheehan) see this as an opportunity. But things get complicated.

It's part con man comedy, it's part gangster comedy, MOONWALKERS is basically something that Guy Ritchie would concoct back in the day. And on top of that, the story is set in a psychedelic era, so it adds to how fun and unpredictable MOONWALKERS can get, you see these characters who are in way over their heads, and a war vet who's just aching to unleash his frustrations. It's a comedy that relies on mistaken identity, misunderstanding, and ignorance, MOONWALKERS doesn't try too hard to make you laugh because the characters themselves are already doing a fantastic job at that. Well-written, well thought out and well-acted, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan have excellent comedic timing, Perlman's take no-prisoner-approach is entertaining. I haven't laughed this hard since 2007's "Death At a Funeral," it's good to have that feeling back.


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