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70s movie about the moon landing being faked.

I believe it starred OJ Simpson, as one of three astronauts that are about to lift off to go to the moon, when at the last moment are pulled from the craft and sent to a facility.

I dont remember why they were taken off. But in the meantime everyone thinks they have actually gone to the moon.

The three decide to escape and do a runner, causing the military to go after them. They get in light plane which crashes in the desert where they go their seperate ways to increase thier chances of letting everyone know what really happened.
asked Nov 20 in Name That Movie by marty344 (346 points)

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"Capricorn One" (1977)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077294/
Detailed plot summary on Wikipedia here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capricorn_One

It is not the Moon, but the Mars, but the other details fit. One of the three astronauts is O. J. Simpson.

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answered Nov 20 by casspir (19,451 points)
selected Nov 20 by marty344
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