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Shoot the Moon (1982)

 -  Drama  -  19 February 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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L'usure du temps  »

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The film's Shoot the Moon (1982) title is derived from a children's card game known as "Hearts" where a scoring technique in the game is known as "shooting the moon" or to "shoot the moon". See more »

Quotes

Sherry Dunlap: What's with this honey shit all of a sudden?
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References Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) See more »

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I Can't Tell You Why
Written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley
Performed by Eagles (as The Eagles)
Courtesy of Asylum Records
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Shoot the Moon
28 May 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Honest drama about the breakup of a 15 year marriage that is brought to the screen with brute intensity by acting giants Finney and Keaton. Director Alan Parker arrives at some striking revelations about what keeps people together and what drives them apart. There are moments that are exceptionally moving and the supporting cast should also be commended for their work.


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