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Operation Avalanche (2016)

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In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.


Matt Johnson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Johnson ... Matt Johnson
Owen Williams Owen Williams ... Owen Williams
Andrew Appelle Andrew Appelle ... Andy Appelle (as Andy Appelle)
Jared Raab Jared Raab ... Jared Raab
Josh Boles Josh Boles ... Josh Boles
Ray James Ray James ... CIA Director Brackett
Sharon Belle ... Sharon Belle
Krista Madison Krista Madison ... Julie Williams
Joe Thomas ... James Webb (voice) (as Joe J. Thomas)
John Henry Robson John Henry Robson ... Baby Simon
Madeleine Sims-Fewer ... Madeleine
Tom Bolton ... Agent #1
John Osmokrovic John Osmokrovic ... Agent #2
Chris Gonsalves ... Agent #3
Brad Brackenridge Brad Brackenridge ... Texas Studio Manager


1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA's race to the moon. The real mission - use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies - Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.

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Rated R for language including a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Actress Sharon Belle originally had a much larger role throughout the film, but most of her scenes ended up being cut. See more »


When the "documentary crew" first arrives at NASA in Houston near the beginning of the film, a montage of different NASA buildings is shown in the background. Very few if any of these buildings are actually in Houston, including the Saturn V rocket they "drive by", which is actually next to Highway 65 outside Huntsville, Alabama. See more »


Matt Johnson: Have you heard of a conspiracy theory before?
Owen Williams: Yeah. I think we're in one.
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But It's Allright
Written by J. J. Jackson
Performed by J. J. Jackson
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Capricorne One meets Blairwitch Project concept
25 June 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I am reall surprised that no user has noticed that this Mars - or Moon - fake landing conspiracy topic has many connections with Pete Hyams' masterpiece CAPRICORNE ONE, where a bunch of men were targets from the secret service because they perfectly knew that the supposed landing on planet Mars was totally a fake. Here, the story is, of course, not exactly the same but admit that the two movies have many in common. And the BLAIR WITCH, CLOVERFIELD or REC concept is also in this unusual job. Not great but very worth indeed.

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Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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