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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 »

Director:

(as Harley Cokliss)

Writers:

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

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Billy Lyons
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Tyke Thayden
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Luis
Richard Angarola ...
Dr. Melato
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Emile French (as Don Opper)
William Marquez ...
Reynoso
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The Mover
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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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From the mind of John Carpenter comes the towering adventure that thunders across Los Angeles and explodes 30 stories above it! 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

Opening Weekend:

$2,775,388 (USA) (12 January 1986)

Gross:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lead role was originally planned for Charles Bronson. See more »

Goofs

All the windows of the Black Moon appear solid black in every scene, until inside the freight elevator, where they suddenly become clear glass. 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 Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Tommy Lee Jones "rises" to the occasion
12 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

A typical 80's action film with an anything but typical plot, Black Moon Rising is not only a film with a memorable story but also admirable acting. Jones, as usual, delivers a great performance, with Linda Hamilton and the always watchable Robert Vaughn backing him up with their immense talent. Above average stunts, an intriguing score, and a fast-paced and, at times, light-hearted script all combine to form a fun and memorable film.


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