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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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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 »
NewsDesk:
(123 articles)
User Reviews:
The Real Mystery Is Figuring Out That Some Likable People Do Bad Things See more (48 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)
Carey Loftin .... 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
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paula (Jennifer Warren) tells Harry (Gene Hackman) that the first boy who touched her breasts was named Billy Dannreuther, which is the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in Beat the Devil (1953).See more »
Quotes:
Arlene Iverson:Are you the kind of detective who, once you get on a case nothing can get you off it? Bribes, beatings, the allure of a woman...
Harry Moseby:That was true in the old days. Before we had a union.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Real Mystery Is Figuring Out That Some Likable People Do Bad Things, 5 March 2014
Author: Jason Daniel Baker from Toronto, Canada

Private investigator Harry Moseby (Hackman) has his hands full retrieving a teen runaway (Griffith) from the Florida Keys back to Los Angeles. A routine case shuffled off to him by a rival, the matter nevertheless evolves into a complicated multiple murder plot. Normally distant Harry has difficulty separating his personal feelings from the facts The first half of this film is such a dull and plodding downbeat soap opera that it challenges the patience of the viewer. The relationships of a group of emotionally broken people hinting at personal guilt over sordid pasts thrown together by less than ideal circumstances don't always tie in with the actual narrative. But they aren't really meant to.

The real mystery of the story rests within the human interactions and what is important vs what is trivial. Harry is in fact a very poor detective. He lets those few emotional connections he is able to make with people cloud his judgements whilst assuming guilt on the part of those he doesn't like. What makes him a hero nevertheless is that he doesn't quit even if it means discovering personal betrayal.

Telling moments are rife. The way different people react differently from each other is a continual source of confusion for Harry. His inability to connect with his own wife on an emotional level has made her feel alone even in their most intimate moments together. Yet he lets his guard down with the wrong kinds of complete strangers. It certainly isn't by choice.

This is a more sophisticated form of detective story in that it offers an examination of the mindset of the detective - one who happens to be emotionally vulnerable and even a tad fragile.

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