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  • Moon (2009)

    7.87/10

    R | 1h 37min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Moon (2009) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Moon (2009) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Kaya Scodelario, Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Malcolm Stewart, Benedict Wong

Directed by Duncan Jones

Synopsis: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

Tagline: The last place you’d ever expect to find yourself

Synopsis: Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract's entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. GERTY tells him that a rescue team named Eliza will come to the station to clean up the aftermath of the accident. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company and GERTY's willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own.

Tagline: The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself

Storyline: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

  • Moon (2009) Movie Details

  • Directors: Duncan Jones
  • Writers: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Malcolm Stewart, Benedict Wong, Dominique McElligott, Matt Berry, Robin Chalk, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Gavin Rothery, Gary Shaw, Mick Ward
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
  • Producers: Trevor Beattie, Nicky Bentham, Bil Bungay, Stuart Fenegan, Mark Foligno, Alex Francis, Michael Henry, Justin Lanchbury, Steve Milne, Deepak Sikka, Trudie Styler, Julia Valentine, Bill Zysblat
  • Musicians: Clint Mansell
  • Cinematographers: Gary Shaw
  • Editors: Nicolas Gaster
  • Runtime: 97 min / 1h 37min
  • Year: 2009
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 26
  • Nominations: 33
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