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Shoot the Moon (1982)

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them. Written by Philip Gilman <pgilman@pipeline.com>

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Donde hay cenizas  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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In the early 1980s Albert Finney was in high demand as he made nine movies in three years. In fact, he ended his work on the movie Looker on a Friday and and went to work on this movie on the following Monday. See more »

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George Dunlap: [about San Francisco] This city could die from quaint.
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Referenced in Everwood: Shoot the Moon (2004) See more »

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Painful, Realistic, Beautiful
23 June 2005 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Why this movie is not on DVD is a mystery. It blows away Kramer Vs. Kramer, which came out a few years before, and is on par with Ordinary People. Anyone who's witnessed a family tearing itself apart because of infidelity, among other issues, will find this movie occasionally unbearable to watch. The ending is a bit too much--for the few who've seen it, the tennis court scene. And a few other scenes are just too over the top. But the acting is so natural (I believe it's the best acting Albert Finney and Diane Keaton have ever done) and their emotions so raw and powerful, that I cry every time I see it. Note to whichever company owns the early '80s MGM catalog--GET THIS ON DVD!


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