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Liar's Moon (1982)

 -  Drama  -  September 1982 (USA)
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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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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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Calling My Children Home
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Courtesy of Rebel Recording Company
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Lying Leads To Dying
19 September 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Liar's Moon is a coming of age film set in the early Fifties of the Truman administration in rural East Texas. In a role that bares a small resemblance to Cybill Shepherd's in The Last Picture Show, Cindy Fisher is the daughter of the wealthiest man in town, Christopher Connelly and Molly McCarthy.

For reasons he won't articulate Connelly takes an unreasoning dislike to dirt poor farm boy Matt Dillon whose parents, Hoyt Axton and Margaret Blye are so far the opposite side of the tracks they're in another zip-code. Still the two young people feel a strong attraction for each other and run off to elope in Louisiana. That drives Connelly into a rage. But it turns out a lie about a past indiscretion told Connelly by McCarthy sets in motion a horrific tragedy.

The young leads Dillon and Fisher are perfectly cast in this film about more innocent times. Oddly enough the innocence of those times also contributes to the tragic climax of Liar's Moon.

Also in the cast are two Hollywood veterans in small roles, Broderick Crawford as Fisher's grandfather and Yvonne DeCarlo as the proprietress of a motel the two young people elope to.

But it's the playing of Fisher and Dillon as a Texas version of Romeo and Juliet that really drives this very neglected and underrated film.


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