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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. See more »
User Reviews:
Imbroglio thriller still resonates. See more (46 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)
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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)
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Trivia:
Filmed in 1973 - two years before its actual release - which explains how Faye Dunaway could have turned down the female lead to star in Chinatown (1974) which also shot at around the same time.See more »
Quotes:
Paula:Do you ask these questions because you wanna know the answer or is it just something you think a detective should do?See more »
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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Imbroglio thriller still resonates., 17 November 2002
Author: Mozjoukine (Mozjoukine@yahoo.com.au) from Australia

Coming back to NIGHT MOVES a quarter of a century later is a confronting experience. I was admirer of Alan Sharp's (HIRED HAND and LAST RUN) and now it's easier to see how he'd distorted the American crime movie with the influence of the European art cinema. Much the same thing is happening in Sam Mendes' current films.

The process is knowing and resonant and the film shows Arthur Penn at the top of his game, though it didn't find the same public his most famous work. This dark intrigue stuff works, partly because it's too dense to be immediately absorbed and because the characters are so vivid - even if it is hard to believe that all these great women want to take off their shirts for Gene Hackman in his tan rug. It is however one of Hackman's best outings - whether he liked it or not.

Lots of great detail - the contrast between Hackman's study with the black and white TV where sports will kill his eyes and Yullin's tasteful home, which makes us share Hackman's loathing of the character, feeding dolphins, the glass bottom boat or the theatre viewing (which respects the different format of the two cameras for once.) The performances are consistently vivid, reflecting well on Penn, with soon to be stars Griffith (particularly memorable) and Woods running level with largely forgotten character people. Janet Ward, for one, really registers.

Even if it needs theatrical viewing to be appreciated, Bruce Surtees' dim lighting, characteristically shading eyes, is atmospheric but the post "New Wave" fad of dispensing with establishing shots and opticals is now confusing and jerky. The score irritates too.

The line about paint drying has now passed into common usage but I like "blind, Albino, s**t-eating alligators" as much.

I used to use this one to teach screen writing decades back. I rate that a good call.

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