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Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)

In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to ... See full summary »

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Floyd
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The General
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Jimmy
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Charlie
David Doty ...
Virgil
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Baytch
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Dorothy (as Becky Gelke)
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Lois
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Jack Hill
Mitchell Gossett ...
Marone
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Johnny Gorman
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In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to everybody. His senile father-in-law The General lives with him demanding care. He has two employees, the former inmate of a mental institution Jimmy and the spinster Louise that has a love affair with him and has offered her saving to become his partner. Floyd has a huge tax debt and his pseudo-friend Charlie is forcing him to sell the place very cheap. However Louise finds that a bridge will be built soon and will increase the value of the bar. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Die Trottel vom Texas-Grill  »

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$450,726 (USA)
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In addition to "Young Frankenstein" (1974), Gene Hackman and Teri Garr appeared as lovers in "The Conversation" (1974). See more »

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The General: Who kicked over *her* rock?
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Referenced in Night Game (1989) See more »

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Not A Tooth In Her Head (But Man Could She Beat A Drum)
Music and Lyrics by John Dumke
Performed by The Bayou City Beats
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Great Cast Wasted in a Poor Story
29 January 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Texas, Floyd (Gene Hackman) is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy (Becky Gelke), who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to everybody. His senile father-in-law The General (Burgess Meredith) lives with him demanding care. He has two employees, the former inmate of a mental institution Jimmy (Elias Koteas) and the spinster Louise (Teri Garr) that has a love affair with him and has offered her saving to become his partner. Floyd has a huge tax debt and his pseudo-friend Charlie (Kevin Cooney) is forcing him to sell the place very cheap. However Louise finds that a bridge will be built soon and will increase the value of the bar.

"Full Moon in Blue Water" is a film where a great cast is wasted in a poor story. The excellent Gene Hackman is not tailored for a romance and despite the sweet and also excellent Teri Garr, there is no chemistry in their relationship. Burgess Meredith is totally wasted in the role of a senile old man. The absurd situations are too silly and in the end, "Full Moon in Blue Water" is a forgettable movie released only on VHS. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Lua Cheia em Blue Water" ("Full Moon in Blue Water")


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