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The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 1991 (USA)
A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King.

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Marie Foster
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Bentley Mitchum ...
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Will Sanders
Dennis Letts ...
Doc White
Earleen Bergeron ...
Mrs. Sanders
Anna Chappell ...
Mrs. Taylor
Brandi Smith ...
Missy Trant
Sandi Smith ...
Missy Trant
Derek Ball ...
Foster Twin
Spencer Ball ...
Foster Twin
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Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom's pregnant with number four (Dad wants a son), and Dad's pretty strict. Life gets sweeter when 17-year-old Court Foster, his widowed mom, and two little brothers move into the vacant farm next door. Court likes Dani's high spirits and direct way, and though he has a man's responsibilities on the farm, they go off swimming sometimes. The waters of adolescence are deeper than Dani realizes as hers and Court's feelings get jumbled. Then Mother Nature throws wrenching surprises at Dani, and she must come to terms with new emotions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Remember when you couldn't wait for your life to begin... and then, one day, it did?

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Drama | Romance

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un été en Louisiane  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,935, 6 October 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,853,801
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Trivia

Reese Witherspoon answered an open casting call in Nashville, Tennessee, for extras, but ended up landing one of the lead roles. See more »

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When Dani leaves the pond after her nighttime swim, she is soaking wet. However, when she returns home, she is completely dry. See more »

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[first lines]
Dani: I love Elvis so much.
Maureen Trant: You love everybody so much.
Dani: I do not.
Maureen Trant: You do, too.
Dani: No I don't.
Maureen Trant: Okay, you don't.
Dani: Well, I don't. Maureen, sometimes you make me feel like such a baby.
Maureen Trant: You are a baby.
Dani: I wish I could be just like you.
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The Producers wish to thank: The LADIES of "JUST FRIENDS" See more »


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Only You
Written by Buck Ram & Buck Ram (as Ande Rand)
Performed by The Platters
Published by Hollis Music, Inc. (BMI) and Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Touching drama about first love.
7 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Reese Witherspoon plays Dani, a young country girl that falls madly in love with the new 17 year old neighbor, Court, played by Jason London. Court tries his best to make Dani realize that the difference in their ages would make a love relationship improbable. Soon the nubile charm of Dani starts winning over Court's will. Next enters the meeting of Dani's older sister, played by Emily Warfield, and the beginning of a short lived love/jealousy problem.

Tess Harper and Sam Waterston round out the cast. This is a fresh, free spirited; but heartbreaking drama that touches down deep. Feel free to cry.


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