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Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama | 4 November 1994 (USA)
An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

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Washington Bellamy
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Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd ...
Andy Bellamy
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Ernest Ironplume
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Lorraine
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Jerome Bellamy
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Alicia Frank
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Bartender
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Officer
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Local
Gene Borkan ...
Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ...
Ranger
Ramsey Ellis ...
School Kid
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ...
Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha ...
Waitress
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An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Sometimes the journey of becoming a family can be as difficult as going to the moon.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Der Traum von Apollo XI  »

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$11,669
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg was originally set to star as Katherine Bellamy. At the time, Goldberg was dating Ted Danson who would later marry her replacement in the film Mary Steenburgen. See more »

Goofs

Andy fires paper cups out his right hand bedroom window towards the moon. He then moves to the left hand window and climbs out on to the roof. The moon is now in a different part of the sky and he could not have seen it from the other window. See more »


Soundtracks

Reach Out and I'll Be There
Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
by association with PolyGram Special Markets
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Ted Danson must have loved making this movie...
10 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Dan Dansen plays the Jr high eccentric teacher with a spirit for science you will always remember. Mary S. reclusive & homebound cannot leave her home until Dan & his son secretly set out on a cross country trip to 'spiars of the moon' driving in a 1960 Pontiac. Mary S. chasing after Dan in a amphibious car. The trip for both takes the audience along for more fun & adventure & laughs to the 'spiars of the moon' (a meteor crater). I highly recommend this movie to anyone waiting to take this kind of inspiring ride with Dan & Mary.

Along the way Dan loses his wallet, stranded in the desert at night, & is being chased by the Police. Dan's son who keeps a pet snake for the whole trip becomes quite useful in a bar.

The film seems so realistic & possible which added to all the Fun. ENJOY.


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