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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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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)  »

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Black Moon  »

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$6,637,565 (USA)
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Tommy Lee Jones did most of his own stunts. See more »

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In the scene when Nina is driving the "Black Moon", chased by Quint, the car has a normal round steering wheel. In all other scenes the steering wheel of the "Black Moon" has two handles. 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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Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Ho-Hum Super-Car Actioner.
12 January 2007 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Former high-tech thief turned government agent Sam Quint (Tommy Lee Jones) must find a means of retrieving a stolen super-car named the Black Moon, which has hidden inside of her a data tape the FBI desperately wants, from a skyscraper/fortress run by a criminal mastermind named Ryland (Robert Vaughn), who has an whole underground operation dedicated to the redistribution of stolen vehicles and is more than willing to resort to murder in order to protect himself and his organization. Quint's only link to the inside may be one of Ryland's own car thieves, a spirited young woman named Nina (played by Linda Hamilton), if Quint can convince her to help?

Never before have I witnessed such an outstanding cast in such a by the numbers action thriller, a movie that essentially owes its plot, believe it or not based on a story by John Carpenter, more to "Knight Rider" than anything else. Jones tries to add some humor to this one's always much too serious atmosphere but it's not enough to make this even the least bit memorable. Despite some good stunts arguably ahead of their time in some respects, everything just feels so routine and ho-hum here it's as though everyone was just hoping to get this turkey done and collect their paychecks as quickly as possible before moving on to other projects. Forgettable. Watch "Knight Rider" instead.


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