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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was selected to screen at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, to compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or award. It lost out to tied winners Yol (1982) and Missing (1982). 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

George Dunlap: I'm not kind anymore.
Faith Dunlap: Me either.
George Dunlap: You're kind to strangers.
Faith Dunlap: Yeah. Strangers are easy.
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Connections

References Fame (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Scherzo in E Minor, Op. 16, No. 2
(uncredited)
[Witch's Castle cue from The Wizard of Oz]
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Herbert Stothart
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Shoot the Moon
28 May 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Honest drama about the breakup of a 15 year marriage that is brought to the screen with brute intensity by acting giants Finney and Keaton. Director Alan Parker arrives at some striking revelations about what keeps people together and what drives them apart. There are moments that are exceptionally moving and the supporting cast should also be commended for their work.


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