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Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2 July 1986 (USA)
Two brothers from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At ... See full summary »

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Jerome Benton ...
Tricky
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Mary Sharon
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Mr. Sharon
Emmanuelle Sallet ...
Katy
Alexandra Stewart ...
Mrs. Sharon
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Pamela Ludwig ...
Girlfriend
Barbara Stall ...
Girlfriend
Karen Geerlings ...
Girlfriend
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The Jaded Three #1
Myriam Tadesse ...
The Jaded Three #2
Moune De Vivier ...
The Jaded Three #3
Amoury Desjardins ...
Young Boy at Party
Garance Tosello ...
Young Girl at Party
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Two brothers from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells all about the plan... Written by Jathanis <jlevers@ainet.com>

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$10,090,429 (USA)
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Kristin Scott Thomas has since been disdainful of the film. In an interview in 2005, she said that "When I left drama school...I was more afraid of not working at all than of the actual material I was being offered. And if you look at my very first film, you'll understand exactly what I mean." See more »

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The handwriting "Wrecka Stow" on the napkin changes between the restaurant and the bedroom where Mary Sharon is holding the napkin on her bed. See more »

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Christopher Tracy: [writing something on a napkin] It's obvious that little Miss Mary has never been off the city block.
[holds up napkin, which has "Wrecka Stow" written on it]
Mary: What is that? Some new language?
Christopher Tracy: Read it. Do you know what it is?
Mary: It's nothing, you ninny. And you know it, but you won't confess it because you're such a coward.
Christopher Tracy: It is something, something you don't know, and you won't confess that because *you're* a coward!
Mary: This is silly, and you're a child!
Christopher Tracy: [taunting Mary] I go to dinner without my ...
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Kiss
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WRECKA STOW!!!!!!!
22 February 2003 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

It had to be said. ;)

Only those who've seen and enjoy this movie know what the title means. And by saying it to others around you, you will immediately know whether they love (and therefore have seen) this movie: they'll either go "HUH??! WHAT did you say??!?!?!" or they'll laugh like anything and crow, "UNDER THE CHERRY MOON!!!!!!!" with huge enthusiasm.

I wasn't able to see this when it first came out because I was a teenager at the time and my parents would have KILLED me if I had sneaked out to watch a Prince movie! But the moment it came out on video, a friend rented it, and it turned out to be a hilariously fun movie. Sure, it has a few flaws here and there (a natural to be expected from a guy who's only previous experience with directing was with his own mind-blowing psychedelic videos), but who cares? It's hilarious, MUCH lighter than "Purple Rain" was and frothing over with delight.

Prince as "Christopher" and Jerome Benton ("Tricky") keep threatening to crack up as they deliberately bounce their way through their cartoonish antics, but it's deliberate: they look like they're having a blast. Christopher is supposed to be a gigolo who's gleefully living off the wallets of bored rich chicks until he decides to go for Mary (Kristen Scott-Thomas in her screen debut!), the rich daughter of a frightfully nightmarish millionaire... and accidentally falls in love. Jerome likes her too, and neither of the two of them know how to handle to situation as originally planned.

Prince proves that he does indeed have a sense of humour as he writes lots of cartoonish gags in for comedy relief, such as Mary's mother who keeps getting freaked out by what her daughter is doing and subsequently keeps fainting each time (those around her always catch her--obviously they're accustomed to this happening ;) ). Or when Mary shows up at the two cons' home with a sack of money that's been given to her as a birthday present while saying she thought that a "couple of old pros" like them might have ideas of what to do with it because she's supposedly stumped ("Hey, Tricky! She doesn't know what to do with that!" "Hmmm, that's a toughie... I KNOW! Why don't we SPEND it?"). Or ESPECIALLY the bedroom scene to end all bedroom scenes! But I CAN'T give THAT away, you'll just have to discover it for yourself (Done VERY cleanly... it's in silhouette, and Prince is even still fully-clothed believe it or not, you'll have to see it to believe how tastefully it's done)!

While entirely in B&W, it borders in the psychedelic with its dramatic little visual touches, original soundtrack and dreamy atmosphere in its direction. As a matter of fact, I take that back: it IS psychedelic, especially in the ending credits.

You'll either love this one or hate it. I, for one, happen to love it and (to other fans who know what I'm talking about) I must admit it had me answering my private phone line with "What it is!" for the longest time afterward, much to the bafflement of my callers. ;)

Check this one out if you want to have a fun time at the movies! No, it isn't one of those throw-down movie classics out there, but it sure is fun! I'll bet you'll end up laughing just as hard as we did all through watching it while thinking to yourself, "I never knew Prince could write a COMEDY!" And he can. He proves it.

And besides... well, hey, admit it... you're now anxious to know what "Wrecka Stow" means, now, aren't you? So don't be shy, go get it and find out for yourself some Saturday night!


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