Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 November 1988 (USA)
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Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The General
David Doty ...
Dorothy (as Becky Gelke)
Marietta Marich ...
Annie (as Lexie Masterson)
William Larsen ...
Jack Hill
Mitchell Gossett ...
Mark Walters ...
Johnny Gorman
Ed Geldart ...
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Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is helped by Jimmy, a former asylum inmate, and the good-natured Louise. The bar is rapidly losing money and Charlie wants to buy it cheaply before it becomes publicly known that a nearby bridge is to be built. Louise offers her savings to go into partnership with Floyd, but Floyd decides to sell when he is forced to pay his back taxes. Written by Will Gilbert

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Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Trottel vom Texas-Grill  »

Box Office


$450,726 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Gene Hackman and Teri Garr also were co-stars in "Young Frankenstein" (1974). See more »


The General: There are no real men around anymore, goddamit.
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Referenced in Night Game (1989) See more »


The Bayou City Beats:
Vocals: Billy Donahue
Drums: Terry Westbrook
Bass: Billy Donahue
Guitar: John Keese
Steel Guitar: Larry Lehmann
Band Leader & Fiddle Instructor: Robert Herridge
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Sweet Blue Water Movie
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe I'm just a sucker for white sands and blue water, even more of a sucker for sweet stories, but I loved this movie. Yes, I could get critical, but then I could be critical about just about every movie I've ever seen. Bottom line is, I loved this movie, I like Terri Garr, I like Gene Hackman, and I found nothing bad about this movie. I like romantic movies, and this was certainly that.

Gene made a believable everyman buried in sadness about the loss of his wife, while Terri was her usual professional self, playing a woman in love with him but unable to break through his shell. Burgess Meridith, during his life, made a career out of playing crusty characters, and this one was no exception. I only tried this film an someone else's recommendation, and it turned out to be a good one.

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