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Black Moon Rising (1986)

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A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this ... See full summary »

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A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this thief is discovered in his attempt, he hides the tape inside a prototype car, but unfortunately there is someone else interested in this vehicle. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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tape | car | company | thief | vehicle | See more »

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From the mind of John Carpenter comes the towering adventure that thunders across Los Angeles and explodes 30 stories above it!


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10 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Moon  »

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$6,637,565 (USA)
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Trivia

The Hollywood location where the Black Moon is shown is called "The Betsy." Tommy Lee Jones also starred in the 1978 film titled The Betsy (1978). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the comic rack behind the young man with the gun is a spinner rack. It changes position and and comics between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Quint: [to store clerk] Coffee?
Kid at Grocery Store: [entering with gun drawn] Alright freeze! One move and you've both dead! You here me asshole?
Quint: This something new for you son?
Kid at Grocery Store: Shut your goddamn mouth!
Quint: Hey fine, no problem. There's the cash register. And right up there's the television camera. And there's a nice full face shot. How 'bout a profile? Look there's a couple of ways we can do this.
Kid at Grocery Store: I told you to shut up!
Quint: Fine. I'm just saying you gotta think these things through. You don't just come walking in to ...
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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) See more »

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Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Nice little action film.
23 September 2003 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

John Carpenter wrote the story for this stylish exciting action film from 1986, although the film seems to have a rather low budget, must be because it was made through Roger Corman's old company, New World Pictures. In any rate, Tommy Lee Jones is great in one of his most exciting roles, before he became a major star. Jones plays Quint a man who steals from the government. He steals a certain disc and hides it in a 21st century car built by a former NASA agent. However, the problem is, he is being tracked by government agent Johnson (Bubba Smith) who relies on his famous line "don't **** with the government!", which I truly enjoyed. Quint also falls in love with a young woman named Nina (Linda Hamilton) who just so happened to steal the car that has the discs in it. It becomes a fun filled, action packed chase in the end, and the action scenes in the LA skyrise buildings are awesome. The supportive cast is topped off by Robert Vaughn, playing his usual villian role, while Richard Jaeckel, Lee Ving, William Sandersen, Nick Cassavettes and Keenan Wynn occasionally steal the scene. Black Moon Rising is a fun filled little action film, which I liked.


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