China Moon (1991)

R  |   |  Romance, Thriller  |  1991 (USA)
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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Bodine
Rupert Munro
Daryl Jeeters
Larry Shuler ...
Patrolman at Turner's
Officer Pinola
Paul Darby ...
CSU Photographer
Theresa Bean ...
Felicity Turner
Allen Prince ...
Assistant M.E.
Sam Myers ...
Blues Band
Anson Funderburgh ...
Blues Band
Matt McCabe ...
Blues Band


Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He thought it was passion. It was deceit. He thought it was love. It was murder.


Romance | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lua dos Amantes  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$3,038,499 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in 1990-91, it was thrown into limbo when production company Orion filed for bankruptcy in late 1991. After a reorganization, the film finally had its theatrical debut in 1994. See more »


When Harris and Stowe go out in the boat the first time it bears registration number FL-8836 CD. After their skinny dip, it's in the background but the number has changed to FL-2127 FJ. See more »


Remember Slow Fox?
Composed by Ole Georg
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music
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User Reviews

An overlooked gem of a thriller
2 July 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This picture that seems to have escaped the notice of the movie-going public is a stylish, murky thriller that has interesting twists and turns and good performances by Ed Harris and Madeleine Stowe. The premise of the story has been done before in several noir films of the past but Harris brings credibility to his role as a smitten cop. A crack detective who solves crimes with the best of them, Harris is a lonely man who is ripe for the picking by Stowe who is not all as she seems. The sexy brunette ranks right up there with Phyllis Deitrichson and Matty Tyler Walker as the genre's classic femme fatales. The supporting cast is good, among them are Benecio del Toro and Charles Dance in key roles. The music score is soft and sultry, very similar to John Barry's theme in "Body Heat".

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