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Shoot the Moon (1982)

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Parker

Writer:

Bo Goldman
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... George Dunlap
Diane Keaton ... Faith Dunlap
Karen Allen ... Sandy
Peter Weller ... Frank Henderson
Dana Hill ... Sherry Dunlap
Viveka Davis ... Jill Dunlap
Tracey Gold ... Marianne Dunlap
Tina Yothers ... Molly Dunlap
George Murdock ... French DeVoe
Leora Dana ... Charlotte DeVoe
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Howard Katz
Kenneth Kimmins ... Maitre D'
Michael Alldredge ... Officer Knudson
Robert Costanzo ... Leo Spinelli
David Landsberg ... Scott Gruber
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Storyline

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them. Written by Philip Gilman <pgilman@pipeline.com>

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There's one thing about marriage that hasn't changed . . . The way you hurt when it begins to fall apart.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shoot the Moon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,217,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,217,530
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture features no credit for a music composer. The film is basically scoreless, except for pieces of piano music interludes. Some of the characters sing songs, and there are a couple of soundtrack tracks, including one that plays over the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

The selective rain that seems to hit the actors only is evidently not falling on the background, which remains inexplicably dry. See more »

Quotes

Sherry Dunlap: What's with this honey shit all of a sudden?
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Features The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Play With Fire
Written by Mick Jagger (uncredited) and Keith Richards (uncredited)
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Records Inc.
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Dana Hill steals scenes
24 November 2005 | by joejdanielsonSee all my reviews

Well done, realistic film. Though Keaton gives her usual strong performance. And Finney does a good job of acting as the man coming apart (he reminds me of Richard Burton in Night of the Iguana). But the real story here for me was between Dana Hill's character and both her parents. I am not too familiar with Dana Hill, though I somehow recognize her from something. But in this film she does a marvelous job of showing the pain felt by children from parental separation. Another thing about this film is that it somehow really manages to remind me of the late 70s/early 80s. A side note for compaction equipment fans: check out that Dynapac roller!!! No idea which model is being used to compact the tennis court. But it looks like a great machine.


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