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Black Moon Rising (1986)

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

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10 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Black Moon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,775,388, 12 January 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,637,565
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Trivia

Linda Hamilton despised working with Tommy Lee Jones. Jones had been struggling with alcoholism at the time. See more »

Goofs

As Quint reaches the top of tower #2 (from the stairway), his jumpsuit appears to be quite dirty/dusty around the shoulders (light colored dust). In the next shot, the suit is again strikingly black. See more »

Quotes

[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 Everybody Loves Raymond: Bad Moon Rising (2000) 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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80s B-movie
11 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Quint (Tommy Lee Jones) is an unflappable thief who is hired by the FBI agent Johnson (Bubba Smith) to steal data from the Lucky Dollar Corporation. Company goon Marvin Ringer (Lee Ving) recognizes him as he escapes. He hides the tape in an experimental car during a gas station stopover. Nina (Linda Hamilton) leads a car theft ring and steals the prototype Black Moon. It's a high tech operation inside a highrise fortress run by Ed Ryland (Robert Vaughn).

At least the car chases are real but it doesn't make them exciting. There are lots of things that seems cheesy watching it this many years later. The chop shop operation is unreal. It's like some sort of Bond villain hideout. Part of me wondered if the elevator would open up to a shark tank when killing that guy. The car is also cheesy and doesn't hold up. There is the setup where the FBI has hired a thief to steal evidence. How is that ever legal? It would easily be discovered and rule inadmissible in court. The script from John Carpenter is not well thought out. This is a B-movie cobbling together Knight Rider, some interesting actors, a heist and a couple of car chases. It's better made than most other B-movies. In a minor note, they are steering way too much in that car. It looks out of control. On the other hand, it can claim jumping a car from one highrise to another.


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