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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.

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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,365
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The lead character's name, Tom Kidman, is an amalgam of the names of the two stars of Stanley Kubrik's last film, "Eyes Wide Shut": Tom Cruise and wife Nicole Kidman. See more »

Goofs

When Kidman is being given his initial brief, he is told that "In a few days' time we launch our 11th mission to the Moon". However Apollo 11 was not the 11th US Moon mission in that program, previously only Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 had gone to the Moon. Prior to that, the US had sent 6 Ranger lunar impact craft that were partly or fully successful, 5 Lunar Orbiter missions - all successful, and 7 Surveyor landers of which 5 landed successfully. 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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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 30 Einleitung
by Richard Strauss
(P) Machiavellimusic Publishing
Courtesy of MYMA (Montmorency Music Agency)
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Argo meets Lock, Stock and Two Loaded Barrels. Via Hangar 18. On acid.
17 January 2016 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The film was fun, if anything. All actors play well. Ron Perlman is a delight as an old CIA operative that has the shakes from all his Vietnam missions and wants to kill everybody, Rupert Grint basically plays Ron Weasley without the wand and Misfit Robert Sheenan is great as an unreliable but fun druggie who is always wasted.

The plot is totally silly and at no time is this film in danger of being used as proof for conspiracy nutters that think we never went to the Moon, but the script is well done. I mean, all stories start with a crazy "what if" seed and then there is the actual writing. The writing was good. The seed in this case was that the Americans would hire Stanley Kubrick to make a secret film of a fake Moon landing in case the real one failed, all in 10 days. Yeah, right.

Bottom line: this movie teaches us that while the Americans were sending their kids to die in Vietnam, Brits were really cool and fun. The rest is history.


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