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Pontiac Moon (1994)

 -  Drama  -  4 November 1994 (USA)
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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.

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Washington Bellamy
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Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Goldstein ...
Andy Bellamy (as Ryan Todd)
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Ernest Ironplume
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Lorraine
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Fred Frook
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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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fear | road trip | california | idaho | moon | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Der Traum von Apollo XI  »

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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

The so-called '49 Pontiac' does not appear to be entirely a 1949 as described. If you look at the car carefully, you will notice it has a 1950 grille, the hood and trunk - 1951. The side molding trim on the front fender - seeming like half a feather or arrow is 1951, the stone-shield on the back fenders either 1949 or 1950 ('51s and '52s triangular) - it was that for both years. Pontiac had that basic model from 1949 through 1952, with varying grille, trim differences. See more »

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LAST CALL BLUES
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Love this movie
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a movie collector for decades who considers himself very critical & picky about films, I can't help myself, I love this movie. Yeah, it's maybe a little far-fetched or corny sometimes but there isn't a second of it that's not enjoyable – it's just too charming and well directed with exactly that effect in mind, and with a beautiful musical score, superb cinematography and a tight script. I think Ted Danson possibly gives his best performance ever as Washington Bellamy, an enraptured-with-knowledge elementary school teacher who also collects beautifully oddball classic cars. The story line described above about trying to match the distance the Apollo crew travels by simultaneously driving over a large part of the country to the Spires of the Moon National Park is already a remarkably charming idea. This will be his "one perfect act" as he brings his very cute young boy with him, leaving behind an quirky paranoid wife who is always afraid to leave the house. Mary Steenburgen plays this part with superb humor as she sets off after her husband and son. Of course, interesting adventures and troubles occur during the journeys but it's Washington's never failing enthusiasm for life and its wonders that really make the film's ideas all work. I've watched this film a number of times and will watch it again into old age and when I'm no longer able to enjoy it I'll be ready to die.


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