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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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(as Harley Cokliss)

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(story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Storyline

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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There's a darker side to Sam Quint. Steal from him and you'll find out... See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Moon  »

Box Office

Gross:

$6,637,565 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is actually the first screenplay that John Carpenter ever sold. The film had been in development for over 10 years. See more »

Goofs

The "white Rolls Royce" referred to by 2 posters is in fact a Studebaker Hawk. Tommy Lee even relates that his father owned a Studebaker after he hitches a ride at the disco. 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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Connections

Referenced in Picket Fences: Bad Moons Rising (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Good 80's Super-Car auction!
15 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nice little film this though some may disagree! Of course, I'm a fan of this kind of low-budget action/sci-fi fare, and the fact that John Carpenter wrote the screenplay is a bonus. While it does come across as a TV movie, or a pilot for a series that never was, it keeps rolling along with enough action to please the most hardened of late-night, post-pub film fan. It's funny how many programmes featured suped up vehicles in the 80's, and while Black Moon should be linked most closely to Knightrider, I think it has a lot more in common with Streethawk. Tommy-Lee Jones is excellent in the lead role and it's nice to see him in a younger incarnation, getting involved in all the gritty events.

All in all, a good, hidden gem of a film. Give it a try!


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