R | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
The "rescue mission" Sam is expecting is named Eliza. ELIZA was a 1960's computer program created by M.I.T. which mimicked chatting with a human operator in the manner of a therapist or psychologist. This is an obscure reference but obviously one ... ...
Sam, get some sleep. You're very tired.
When Sam first approaches his clone while the clone is jumping rope, he has his baseball cap's bill toward the front. Then the camera cuts to a rear view and the hat is backwards. When the camera returns to the front view, his hat is forward again.
The fictional company which owns and operates the lunar base is called Lunar Industries Ltd. As a nod to this, the production company used to make the movie is also called Lunar Industries Ltd (UK Companies House company number 06346944), whose company directors are Duncan Zowie Hayward Jones (the movie's director) and Stuart Douglas Fenegan (one of the movie's producers).
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$5,009,677 (USA) (15 November 2009)
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