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Box of Moonlight (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1997 (USA)
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An engineer finds his first gray hair, takes 6 days off from wife, son and work, rents a car and meets different people.

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Tom DiCillo

Writer:

Tom DiCillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Al Fountain
Sam Rockwell ... The Kid
Catherine Keener ... Floatie Dupre
Lisa Blount ... Purlene Dupre
Annie Corley ... Deb Fountain
Alexander Goodwin ... Bobby Fountain
Dermot Mulroney ... Wick
Mike Stanley ... Doob
Rica Martens Rica Martens ... Doris
Ray Aranha Ray Aranha ... Soapy
Robert Wightman ... Dex
James Richardson James Richardson ... Taco
Stephen Dupree Stephen Dupree ... Elwood
Eugene Wolf Eugene Wolf ... Lyle
Reathel Bean Reathel Bean ... Luvven Coddle
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Storyline

Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Box of Moonlight See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$782,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$782,641
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Dolby | Dolby SR

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »

Goofs

When watching wrestling and eating hot dogs with the Kid, Al's hot dog goes from half-eaten to him taking the first bite of it back to half-eaten depending on the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Al Fountain: Life is a tomato right off the vine. Al Fountain - Monday, July 2, 4:32 PM.
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Alternate Versions

In a cut scene after Al leaves Circle Rent A Car, he stops for lunch at a roadside diner. He sees a little girl squirt mustard on a hot dog, which then flows backward into the bottle. The mom smacks the bottle out of her hand and yells at her for playing with it. The girl starts crying, which makes the mom yell at her. She then slaps the girl across the face. Al explains to the mom that she shouldn't do that, and she replies that she'll do whatever she wants to with her. Enraged, Al jumps up and screams at her, "Lady, you touch her again and I'll smash your face right through that window!" There is stunned silence, and Al can't believe what he did. He casually walks away, stepping on the mustard bottle. See more »

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Version of Wann ist der Mond eigentlich rund? (1999) See more »

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Wayward Nile
Written by Tony Asher
Performed by The Chantays
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Simply great.
20 March 1999 | by SkaVengerSee all my reviews

Tom diCillo's most succesful film is the also great 'Living In Oblivion', but 'Box Of Moonlight' is my favorite one. This movie is really excellent, among all the films that deserved success but didn't get it, this film is the one that deserved it the most, a real life experience. Probably John Torturro best part ever and of his best performances too. This is his best film since Miller's Crossing (91, by Coen Bros.). If you wanna see a real masterpiece, go check this one out and, I bet, you'll remember it for the rest of your life.


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