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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.

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Matt Johnson
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operaatio Avalanche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,585
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Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed on DV and then printed onto 16 mm film in order to achieve that grainy film look. Matt Johnson dragged the print on the ground in order to artificially age the print. See more »

Goofs

Multiple times in the movie the "CIA agents" pronounce the words "about" and "sorry" as Canadians typically do, not as typical Americans would. See more »

Quotes

Matt Johnson: Instead of video, why don't we Forrest Gump you into these photos? I'll rebuild them in 3-D space and we'll just re-stage the action in a massive green screen studio.
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Connections

References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »

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Whipping Post
Written by Gregg Allman (uncredited)
Performed by John Fogerty
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Interesting take on idea Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked
19 May 2019 | by contact-562-20249See all my reviews

What would it take to convince Walter Cronkite, the public, and even NASA personnel Apollo 11 landed on the Moon ... when it didn't? Operation Avalanche earnestly explores the idea the 1969 Moon landing was faked. Was it real, or was it Memorex? Low budget movie, but worth watching late at night or on a rainy afternoon.


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