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Racing with the Moon (1984)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  23 March 1984 (USA)
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In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.

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Henry 'Hopper' Nash
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Nicky / Bud
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Mr. Nash
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Mrs. Nash
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Mr. Arthur, Piano Teacher
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Gatsby Boy
Barbara Howard ...
Gatsby Girl
Bob Maroff ...
Al
Dominic Nardini ...
Soldier with Annie
John Brandon ...
Mr. Kaiser
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Mrs. Kaiser
Suzanne Adkinson ...
Sally Kaiser
Shawn Schepps ...
Gretchen
Charles Miller ...
Arnie
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Storyline

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys. Written by David Fowler

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It was 1943...There was so little time left to learn about life! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Racing with the Moon  »

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$5,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The shots in which Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage stand in on the railroad tracks with the train coming toward them were done with a large mirror positioned on the track, the camera shooting into it rather than the oncoming locomotive, to give the illusion that the train is actually coming toward them when the train is actually on a set of tracks nearby. See more »

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The railroad cars behind the steam locomotive are too new for the era the movie is supposed to portray (1940s). See more »

Quotes

Henry 'Hopper' Nash/Lou: Tyrone Power never said fuck 'em.
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Written by Leo Robin (as L. Robin) , Richard A. Whiting (as R.A. Whitting) and Newell Chase (as N. Chase)
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Nostalgia at its best
8 March 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

This is an early Cage and Penn movie- they both do remarkably well portraying boys of the 1940's- and the subplot- mixing up a girl who works for the rich people- thinking she is rich- adds to the story. There are also some cameos by Carvey and Glover A light film.


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