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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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Adam Beckett
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Mara Hofmeier
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Eloy
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Daisy Schackman
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Buck Heller
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Himself
Jan Tríska ...
Swedish Architect
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Helen Flagella
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John Garson ...
Maurice Blaget / Conductor
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An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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You're Born. You Live. You Shop. You Die.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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PG

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September 1984 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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"It's Only A Paper Moon" is performed by Anita Ellis. She is the singer that dubbed "Put The Blame On Mame" for Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946). See more »

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After the bus changes its destination sign to "The Moon", in the next shot when it starts to drive off, the sign has reverted back to "New York City". See more »

Quotes

Ted Breughel: Are they all on, Freida?
Freida Shimkus: Yes, all aboard. They're so helpless!
Ted Breughel: I know. You go on ahead. I'm gonna say my prayer.
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Soundtracks

Polonaise opus 53 A flat
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Josef Lhevinne
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Weird And Wonderful
9 February 2001 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

A truly bizarre film, but all the more entertaining because of it. Starts off in the style of a 1930s science fiction, and just seems to get stranger and stranger. I particularly liked the guided tour of the lunar surface for the paying tourists who laughed when their guide made a comment on the crashed Soviet probe she drew their attention to. The idea of native "moon people" (who look like native Hawaiians), also being another nice touch. Obviously, there was a very creative mind at work here.


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