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Racing with the Moon (1984)

In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caddie Winger
Mr. Nash
Mrs. Nash
Mr. Arthur
Gatsby Boy
Barbara Howard ...
Bob Maroff ...
Dominic Nardini ...
Soldier with Annie
John Brandon ...
Mr. Kaiser
Mrs. Kaiser
Suzanne Adkinson ...
Sally Kaiser
Shawn Schepps ...
Charles Miller ...


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. And young men were counting the days before they went off to war. See more »


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Release Date:

23 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adiós a la inocencia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,803,432, 25 March 1984, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Graf turned down a role in this movie, in order to work on Police Academy (1984). See more »


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


Henry 'Hopper' Nash/Lou: Tyrone Power never said fuck 'em.
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References This Gun for Hire (1942) See more »


Moonlight Becomes You
by Johnny Burke (as J. Burke) and Jimmy Van Heusen (as J. Van Heusen)
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5 Star
11 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you like the romance movies this one is the one. It is smart in a nice way and its dramatic. It takes place in 1940s. Elizabeth McGovern is great, Nicolas Cage, And Sean Penn. :):):):):):) I dont know why they call it racing with the moon. watch it!!!!

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