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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 $50,000,000 from her father. At ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jerome Benton ...
Tricky
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Mary Sharon
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Mr. Sharon
Emmanuelle Sallet ...
Katy
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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 $50,000,000 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 brothers, and Tricky tells all about the plan. Written by Jathanis <jlevers@ainet.com>

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Sob o Luar da Riviera  »

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$10,090,429 (USA)
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Trivia

Madonna was originally offered the role of Mary Sharon. Susannah Melvoin was then cast as Mary but was replaced before filming began. 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

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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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1986 (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Alexa De Paris
Written and Performed by Prince and The Revolution
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Deserves Cult Status
10 December 2000 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

This must be one of the most mocked films ever, widely considered a joke. I think it was Prince's narcissistic and effeminate character that bothered audiences. The film is undeniably silly, but good and quite effective, but with a quirky quality that pushes it into the cult realm. An example is the scene in which Tracy and Tricky (Prince and Jerome Benton) meet Tracy's refined love interest at a posh restaurant and grill her: "Where do you go if you want to get a Sam Cooke album?" Tricky holds up a sign reading "Wrecka Stow" and finally, writhing in discomfort, she gets it and reluctantly answers, "the record store." Believe it or not, the film is well put together, each scene memorable in its own way and a climax that might make you cry. I've never seen a film quite like it, because (like all cult movies), it takes place in a desirable alternate world - one in which gender and race boundaries are blurred.


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