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Operation Avalanche (2016)

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In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, two young CIA agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. But when they end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret - and a major government cover-up - they decide to embark on a new mission that may put their own lives at risk.

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Cast

Matt Johnson
as Matt Johnson
Owen Williams (XVIII)
as Owen Williams
Andrew Appelle
as Andrew Appelle
Jared Raab
as Jared Raab
Tom Bolton
as Zapruder
Joe Anastasio
as Scientist
Emilie Paquet
as NASA Secretary
Joe Thomas
as James Webb
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"Operation Avalanche" is an inventive grab-bag of a film, a movie about making a movie that no one was supposed to know was a movie at all.

October 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That's one small step for Apollo 11 hoaxers, one giant leap for Matt Johnson.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Part mockumentary, party black comedy, part action-adventure and part cinematic dare, the movie is a bizarre, engrossing creation that will leave audiences either delighted or baffled, though never bored.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A send-up like this works far better for a few minutes on the small screen (see Documentary! or Drunk History); at feature length it becomes a stylistic exercise, like a kid mugging for the camera through an Instagram filter.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Ingeniously using his low budget to address his ambitions, Johnson has directed, co-written (and starred in) a unique science-fiction film.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A bright idea can only take a movie so far. Mission not accomplished.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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