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Night Moves -- Former footballer and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case...

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Director:
Writer:
Alan Sharp (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1975 (Finland) See more »
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Tagline:
What private eye Harry Moseby doesn't know about the girl he's looking for... just might get him killed. See more »
Plot:
Former football player and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Looking between Kennedies See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Harry Moseby

Jennifer Warren ... Paula

Susan Clark ... Ellen Moseby

Edward Binns ... Joey Ziegler

Harris Yulin ... Marty Heller

Kenneth Mars ... Nick
Janet Ward ... Arlene Iverson

James Woods ... Quentin

Melanie Griffith ... Delly Grastner
Anthony Costello ... Marv Ellman
John Crawford ... Tom Iverson
Ben Archibek ... Charles

Dennis Dugan ... Boy
C.J. Hincks ... Girl

Max Gail ... Stud (as Maxwell Gail Jr.)
Susan Barrister ... Ticket Clerk
Larry Mitchell ... Ticket Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Altman ... Crewman (uncredited)

Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Voice (uncredited)
Michael Ebert ... Voice (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... Cop (uncredited)

René Enríquez ... Voice (uncredited)
Avril Gentles ... Voice (uncredited)

Tim Haldeman ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Cop (uncredited)

John Moio ... Cop (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... Cop (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... One of the suspects as a youth (uncredited)

Sandra Seacat ... Voice (uncredited)
Bob Templeton ... Crewman (uncredited)
Jacque E. Wallace ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
Alan Sharp (written by)

Produced by
Gene Lasko .... associate producer
Robert M. Sherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
Stephen A. Rotter (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Nessa Hyams 
 
Production Design by
George Jenkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Ned Parsons 
 
Makeup Department
Irene Aparicio .... hair stylist
Bruce Jossen .... hair stylist
Bob Stein .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Thomas J. Schmidt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kehoe .... second assistant director (as Patrick H. Kehoe)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Bedig .... property master
David M. Haber .... assistant art director (as David Haber)
 
Sound Department
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Craig McKay .... sound editor
Robert M. Reitano .... sound editor (as Robert Reitano)
Jack Solomon .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
Maurice Schell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Day .... special effects
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dean Engelhardt .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hackman .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lockwood .... stunts (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Parkison Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Betty Raymond .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Holmes .... gaffer (as Chuck Holmes)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater camera operator (as Jordan Klein)
James Pergola .... camera operator (as Jim Pergola)
Billy Simpson .... key grip (as Bill Simpson)
Roland 'Ozzie' Smith .... camera operator (as Ozzie Smith)
Robert C. Thomas .... camera operator
William D. Barber .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael McGowan .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arnie Lipin .... costumer
Rita Riggs .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor
Ronald Roose .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Small .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Joe Sawyers .... transportation
 
Other crew
Bonnie Bruckheimer .... assistant to producer
Dean Engelhardt .... aerial coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Gordon K. Kee .... location auditor (as Gordon Kee)
Ronnie Kramer .... production secretary
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the small white boat was the "Point of View" and its dock station was the port of "Gulf Shores, Florida".See more »
Quotes:
Paula:[of the uninhibited Delly] Did she offer you the key to the city?
Harry Moseby:Well, no. It was, uh, more like a sightseeing tour.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Knight Moves (1992)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Looking between Kennedies, 5 April 2012
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

When I posted that Zapruder's film is, to me, one of three defining moments in film noir, I got some incredulous reactions. This helps explain a bit. You can imagine it as chronicling the narrative of a generation.

It's plainly announced in the film. Our guy remembers that he was a young enthusiastic athlete when the first Kennedy was shot, with all life ahead of him we presume. He was on one of his dreary night-long stake-outs, now a weary detective looking into other peoples' lives, when the second Kennedy was.

So there it is. The fact that even people in charge of the world and expected to radically change it for the better can be so casually removed from existence, unsettles deeply. Zapruder's film signalled an end to film noir, in the sense that ordinary crime just didn't cut it anymore. A lone nutjob just didn't cut it anymore. Now we expect narratives that explain larger systemic evil and going all the way up. All of this plainly turned an entire nation of deeply unsettled viewers into private investigators like in a film noir, looking to unlock governing truths behind the callous whims of fate.

Our loss is that we have solid material like this woven together by two not very satisfying references. The solid material is a noir film that questions what it means to be a private eye, what it means to spy away into private lives presuming you can set them straight by watching for mundane details. Did we with JFK or did we go mad spinning the web?

Our main reference is an annotation of the classic noir model, right out the door; a Sam Spade character who is not cool any more, not cocky, not in control, with no sure-footing in the story and has to uncertainly stumble along as the story piles on top of him. The point is this is not going to be strictly about the case, but murky life at the edges of looking to see. Pakula and Altman had already got there with much better, edgier results.

Both these guys had realized, you had to have fiction that resonates with believable life. Hollywood fiction looked harmless and complacent next to photographic evidence of important men dying before our eyes. So it was not enough to have dames and gumshoes, you also had to go to a distance where these things acquired their three dimensions and now looked as springing whole and damaged from a real world where people bleed softer than in the movies.

Klute borrowed from Antonioni, using the detective plot as a premise for connection between lost individuals. It mattered that she was an actress. Altman did his own mischievous thing, freeform jazz canoodling he had invented. He rediscovered Raymond Chandler in the wandering.

The second thing that detracts here is that French New Wave has dated worse than actual noir, and it's what Penn relies on for meta-narrative annotation. So the movie references are explicit, the bits about people acting roles are stressed too obviously, the deconstruction of myths a little without discovery.

That's too bad, because the premise is sound.

Our guy was out on one of his rounds spying into other peoples' lives when one night he happens to spy into a part of his life he didn't know about. We presume he was doing the former to avoid the latter. His own narrative collapses. So he sets out to find the missing person in the hope that he restores himself, but of course nothing is settled when he does.

The ending is suitably bleak, a betrayal that was dragged bitter and mad from Watergate.

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