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Director:
Writer:
Bo Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
19 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Undeniably Real and Sad See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... George Dunlap

Diane Keaton ... Faith Dunlap

Karen Allen ... Sandy

Peter Weller ... Frank Henderson

Dana Hill ... Sherry Dunlap

Viveka Davis ... Jill Dunlap

Tracey Gold ... Marianne Dunlap

Tina Yothers ... Molly Dunlap

George Murdock ... French DeVoe
Leora Dana ... Charlotte DeVoe
Irving Metzman ... Howard Katz
Kenneth Kimmins ... Maitre D'
Michael Alldredge ... Officer Knudson

Robert Costanzo ... Leo Spinelli
David Landsberg ... Scott Gruber

Lou Cutell ... Willard
James Cranna ... Harold

Nancy Fish ... Joanne
Jeremy Schoenberg ... Timmy

Aesop Aquarian ... Rick (as Stephen Morrell)

Jim Lange ... M.C. at 25th International Book Awards Dinner

Georgann Johnson ... Isabel

O-Lan Jones ... Countergirl (as O-Lan Shepard)

Helen Slayton-Hughes ... Singer
Robert Ackerman ... Waiter
Eunice Suarez ... Mexican Woman
Hector Morales ... Mexican Man
Morgan Upton ... Photographer
Edwina Moore ... Reporter
Kathryn Trask ... Nurse
Bill Reddick ... Priest
Bonnie Carpenter ... Mourner
Margaret Clark ... Mourner
Jan Dunn ... Mourner
Rob Glover ... Mourner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fran Ryan ... Judge (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Parker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bo Goldman  written by

Produced by
Alan Marshall .... producer
Stuart Millar .... executive producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Seresin 
 
Film Editing by
Gerry Hambling 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Kirkland 
 
Art Direction by
W. Stewart Campbell  (as Stu Campbell)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Nelson 
Doug von Koss 
 
Costume Design by
Kristi Zea 
 
Makeup Department
Don Le Page .... makeup artist
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist
Martin Samuel .... hair stylist
Richard D. Sharp .... makeup artist (as Richard Sharpe)
Rick Sharp .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Nancy Giebink .... unit production manager
Ned Kopp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Greenfield .... first assistant director (as Raymond L. Greenfield)
François Moullin .... second assistant director
Lope Yap Jr. .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Sindicich .... construction coordinator
Burt C. Wiley .... property master
 
Sound Department
Eddy Joseph .... sound editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Alan Paley .... sound effects editor
Steve Powell .... boom operator
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Gary Hymes .... stunts (as Gary M. Hymes)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Finley III .... best boy electric
Robert G. Finley .... best boy
Gary Gill .... dolly grip
Jeff Gilliam .... gaffer
Jon Guterres .... key grip
Lance Hughston .... best boy
Gilbert Johnson .... electrician
Michael Maley .... electrician
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Ron Pearce .... lighting consultant
Bobby Powell .... electrician
John Stanier .... camera operator
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
April Webster .... casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathleen Edwards .... costumes
Mary Elizabeth Still .... ladies costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Stefna Borges .... assistant editor (as Stefna Smal)
Daniel Candib .... assistant editor
Richard Candib .... assistant editor
Leonard Green .... assistant editor
Richard Hymns .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Henry Travers .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Allen Burry .... publicist
Rory Enke .... location manager
Johan Gros .... production accountant (as dick gros)
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Pat Newcomb .... publicist
Ron Phipps .... financial controller
Alice Tompkins .... script supervisor
George Zimninsky .... landscape coordinator
 

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Runtime:
124 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (theatrical rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the time that the movie was made and released, director Alan Parker had the same number of children as the Dunlaps (Albert Finney and Diane Keaton) had in the movie (four daughters).See more »
Quotes:
George Dunlap:I'm not kind anymore.
Faith Dunlap:Me either.
George Dunlap:You're kind to strangers.
Faith Dunlap:Yeah. Strangers are easy.
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Movie Connections:
References Fame (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
FameSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Undeniably Real and Sad, 26 April 2012
Author: britishdominion

SHOOT THE MOON is an unbelievably heartbreaking movie. I saw this as a kid, by myself, in my local theatre in 1982. I love movies - then and now - particularly adult-skewing films, even when I was 13. I don't know what I was thinking, but at 13 I wanted to experience everything... from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK to REDS.

Like Alan Alda's serio-comic THE FOUR SEASONS the year before, this was an introduction to how complicated relationships could be in my future. I came from a happy family, and my parents are still happily together. But my reality is that I lived around this exact movie with my school-aged friends: parents' separations, divorces, the anger and the selfishness, and the confused kids caught in the middle.

The film captures the subtle reality of divorce and the demolition of a relationship through the screen writing of the legendary Bo Goldman and the beautiful direction by Alan Parker.

To this day, the combination still floors me as a viewer. Albert Finney and Diane Keaton have never been better, as a couple going through a separation, a divorce and yet a difficult familial uncoupling, and are perfect for this film. Their performances are stunning. Dana Hill as their child caught in the middle of this separation is phenomenal, that nails the confusion and conflict of forced-adaptation brings.

SHOOT THE MOON helped me understand at a very young age that this is how relationships collapse, and illustrated that people are imperfect. It showed that hubris, loneliness and expectation come with exceptional price-tags - it was a shocker at an early age.

This is one of the lost "great" movies of the 1980s, and I am glad it is on DVD. It's just a movie that is so difficult to embrace, but I am pleased that it exists. It is an amazing movie.

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