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China Moon (1994)

R  |   |  Romance, Thriller  |  4 March 1994 (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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Kyle Bodine
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Rupert Munro
Patricia Healy ...
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
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Felicity Turner
Allen Prince ...
Assistant M.E.
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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Romance | Thriller

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

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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A Lua dos Amantes  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,038,499 (USA)
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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 »

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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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Rack 'Em Up
Written by Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh
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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Derivative but enjoyable thriller
27 December 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are elements of Body Heat and No Way Out in this tale of"l'amour fou".Florida cop ,played by the ever reliable Ed Harris,is skilled at his job and dismissive of criminals who he feels usually foul up somewhere along the line He crosses paths with femme fatale Rachel(Madelaine Stowe) ,married to the abusive and philandering Rupert Munro(Charles Dance)and a relationship develops He finds himself drawn into covering up when she kills her husband but he soon becomes the prime suspect in the case.There is a twist ending I openly acknowledge I did not see coming

On the plus side are a clutch of strong performances,although Dance is quite dreadful,with an American accent that strays all over the place and goes missing altogether at times.I still shudder at the memory of his sheer woodenness as "Coriolanus "at Stratford some while back,and he should not be allowed within a country mile of a movie camera ever again.Harris subtly conveys the gradual coming apart of a cool,and proficient pro when in thrall to lust,and Stowe is never less than compelling even when as here the dialogue is a little cliche ridden.Del Toro shows why he has since gone on to better things The movie sat on the shelf a while and I guess was disinterred following Stowe's higher profile after The Last of the Mohicans and Blink I am glad they revived it since it is watchable and intriguing but Dance and a slight flatness in direction by John Bailey,whose work as cinematographer I admire plus the egregious Mr Dance see it marked down a tad in my estimation


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