IMDb > Shoot the Moon (1982)
Shoot the Moon
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Shoot the Moon (1982) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.9/10   1,766 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Bo Goldman (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Shoot the Moon on IMDbPro.
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:
Somewhat of a Modern-Day "The Pumpkin Eater" 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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
124 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (theatrical rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This early 1980s film first released in 1982 is notable for only showing ring-dial telephones even though the push-button touch phone had come into vogue by the late 1970s.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Fame (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Can't Tell You WhySee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat of a Modern-Day "The Pumpkin Eater", 9 December 2004
Author: mmitsos-1 from Oak Brook

If you haven't seen "Shoot the Moon", see it. It is very difficult to find, as it appears to be out of print. To a degree, it reminds me of "The Pumpkin Eater" (Eng., 1964), with Anne Bancroft and Peter Finch. Both films deal with bad marriages, in which the husband cheats. Also, the husbands in both films are writers (Peter Finch plays a screenwriter, Albert Finney plays a novelist), and the wives are very supportive, up to a point. However, comparisons seems to end at this point, as "Shoot the Moon" really portrays the emotional stages of divorce and its effects on the entire family and others in their environs whereas "The Pumpkin Eater" focuses mostly on the character of Jo Armitage, played by Anne Bancroft, and her proclivity to have children and find most of her self-worth in raising children.

Diane Keaton and Albert Finney play the husband and wife in "Shoot the Moon", and they are both absolutely superb in their roles. Ditto for Dana Hill, the actress playing their oldest child (very tragically, this very talented actress died in 1996 due to complications from diabetes). This film is so realistic, and the acting, all the way around, is so natural. Diane Keaton's scene singing in the bathtub is particularly moving, as is the scene in which Albert Finney wants to give his eldest daughter her birthday present. This whole latter scene was portrayed very realistically....no sugar-coating here, and for that, I applaud Parker and the cast. Keaton's scene with Peter Weller (who plays Frank) on their first "date" was also very realistic and low-key, considering the emotions her character Faith is going through, just re-entering the "dating" scene since her husband left her. Faith's announcement of her knowledge of her husband's affair, to her husband, in the middle of talking about running out of orange juice, was also so realistic. This screenplay was simply very well written all the way around. I might not agree with the ending entirely; but, it was a story option that was plausibly pursued.

On a few other notes, the soundtrack offers a nice throwback to the '70's (Bob Segar, etc.). Also watch for a young Tracey Gold, who would later star in "Growing Pains" and a younger Tina Yothers, who would later star in "Family Ties". I highly recommend this film....a very good story and great acting together provide for a thoroughly enjoyable cinematic experience. In retrospect, it was sorely overlooked on Oscar night.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (30 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Shoot the Moon (1982)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
the message FridayIII
Best scene was Peter Weller kicking Finney's ass all over the court beavertoof
I can see their breath...? happy_gurl_2003
Tennis Court!!! maggietayl
use of cocaine? pjmille
looking for song garosgeorge
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Greed Baby Doll The United States of Leland Rachel Getting Married Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.