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Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2 July 1986 (USA)
Two cousins 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 $50,000,000 from her father. At ... See full summary »

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Pamela Ludwig ...
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Amoury Desjardins ...
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Two cousins 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 $50,000,000 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 cousins, and Tricky tells all about the plan. Written by Jathanis <jlevers@ainet.com>

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,150,924, 6 July 1986, Wide Release

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$10,090,429
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Several lines from a poem Christopher wrote became a song called "An Honest Man", which is featured in Prince's 1998 release "Crystal Ball". According to the liner notes, the song was "inspired by Kristen Scott-Thomas' character." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Sharon: You were with that boy.
Mary: He's not a boy. He's a man.
Mr. Sharon: He's not a man. He's a gigolo. Do you know what a gigolo is? It's a fancy word for whore.
Mary: There are many words for whore, and I'm sure you're acquainted with all of them.
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Stylish and funky
17 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Purple Rain" solidified Prince as a rock star and big ticket actor.

However, the public were thrown off with his attempt at musical

comedy with "Under the Cherry Moon". "Under the Cherry Moon" is

the story of Christopher Tracy (Prince) and Tricky (Jerome Benton

of The Time,) two gigolos. They go to France to woo the women

and make money. Christopher stumbles across a newspaper that

says that wealthy Mary Sharon (Kristin Scott Thomas) will be

getting a large amount of money for her 21st birthday. Christopher

and Tricky come up with a plan to take her heart and her money.

This film was blasted with negative reviews and bombed at the

box office. This is very underrated and very funny. "Under the

Cherry Moon" was filmed in color and converted into black and

white, giving it a cool and stylish look. Prince is excellent and so is

his sidekick played by Jerome Benton. They almost have a

connection like Abbott and Costello, future films with the two as a

duo would've been cool. Kristin Scott Thomas's career took off

after this film and Prince was given his first film failure and

definitely not his last. But this film is really romantic and funny. It's

a great date film. The ending gets a little bit too dramatic but

nonetheless "Under the Cherry Moon" is a feel good film.

Under the Cherry Moon- rated PG-13 *** out of ****


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