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Liar's Moon (1982)

PG | | Drama | September 1982 (USA)
A poor kid elopes with a banker's daughter.

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Jack Duncan
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Ginny Peterson
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Cecil Duncan
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Ellen 'Babs' Duncan (as Maggie Blye)
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Col. Tubman
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Alex Peterson
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Connie Peterson
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Lisa Peterson
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Jeanene Dubois
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Lora Mae Bouvier
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Mike Miller
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Bobby Adams
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Karen Covucci
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Det. Roy Logan
David Underwood ...
Richard Thompson
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In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. Over her father's strenuous objections, she spends time with Jack. At summer's end, Jack and Ginny elope to Louisiana (where 17-year-olds can marry without their parents' permission), and he gets a job in the oil fields. Her dad hires a menacing private eye to find them, Ginny's pregnant, her town doctor gives her horrible news, and Jack's mom has her own agenda. It seems that Jack and Ginny have grown up under a liar's moon. What will these sweethearts do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Final film of Broderick Crawford, in a career spanning 45 years. See more »

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Fire on the Mountain
Performed by Ron Hughey
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Dreamy, warped love story
1 January 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

This modest pic left me in a dreamy, relaxed state, and I felt like I'd experienced a minor gem.

It was not widely released, but it played cable TV outlets in the early 80's and features one of Matt Dillon's earliest screen personas.

It's not brilliant, but it's extremely unusual and stylishly directed. It has an atmosphere that reminds me of Jack Fisk's underrated RAGGEDY MAN.

A dark, haunting tale of forbidden love, it describes the love affair between dirt poor Matt Dillon and the lovely Cindy Fisher, daughter of a wealthy banker who is the keeper of a terrible secret.

Stunning photography and a terrific cast elevate this provocative film into the ranks of "minor classic".


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