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China Moon (1994)

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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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Kyle Bodine
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Rupert Munro
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Adele
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Fraker
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Daryl Jeeters
Larry Shuler ...
Patrolman at Turner's
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Officer Pinola
Paul Darby ...
CSU Photographer
Theresa Bean ...
Felicity Turner
Allen Prince ...
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Sam Myers ...
Blues Band
Anson Funderburgh ...
Blues Band
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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 unusual flair for finding clues. Written by Rob Hartill

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

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

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lua dos Amantes  »

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$3,038,499 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Harris meets Stowe to warn her that the police will want to interview again it's at night in the woods in Florida. As Harris utters his last lines of the scene you can see his breath condensing from the cold. See more »


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Tell Me What I Want to Hear
Written by Sam Myers (as S. Myers) / Anson Funderburgh (as A. Funderburgh) / Danny Cochran (as D. Cochran) / Matt McCabe (as M. McCabe) / Jim Milan (as J. Milan) / Hammond Scott (as H. Scott) & Harvey Shield (as H. Shield)
Used by permission of Black Top Publishing
Performed by Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Featuring Sam Myers
Courtesy of Black Top Records
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Neo-noir that's really film noir in the older style
31 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Because it was made in 1994, China Moon is a neo-noir. But unlike most neo-noirs, China Moon tells a story that harks back to some of the classic noirs. Even the way that it is done doesn't use the modern contrivances, or at least none are obtrusive. The story is done in an unpretentious but very suspenseful way. Also, like most older noirs, it runs closer to 90 minutes, whereas many neo-noirs run much longer.

I don't want to spoil the story, so I'm saying little about it. It mixes a killing, love, money, betrayal, and a frame-up. The protagonist, played by Ed Harris, is a methodical straightforward detective who is good at what he does. He has a rookie partner played by Benicio del Toro. A married couple is played by Madeleine Stowe and Charles Dance. The story is quite understandable while still involving various interesting complexities. Any fan of film noir will like this picture. I know I did.


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