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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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Gene Borkan ...
Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ...
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Ramsey Ellis ...
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Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ...
Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha ...
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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 (USA)
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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 »

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The reunited family take the amphibious car across a lake to Canada from the Spires of the Moon National Park. When Washington showed Andy the map however, the Spires of the Moon was ringed in red on the map and it was hundreds of miles from the Canadian border. See more »


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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Written by Ennio Morricone
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a perfect movie
21 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Pontiac Moon is such a perfect movie that it's easily one of my top 5 favourites. It's intelligent, fun and perfectly crafted and acted. Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Ryan Todd perform as if the roles were written for them and they carry the film with gusto and subtlety. It is such a joy to watch (and I've watched it several times) that I can't help but wonder why others can't "get it" but must pick at points that are simply irrelevant. Do you question whether Superman can actually fly or where is the exact location of the Shire? Pontiac Moon is a movie for heaven's sake and it's hugely enjoyable, moving and entertaining. It encourages you to step out of your box and go out into the world because life is meant to be an adventure of the mind and body. This is not for people who wish to live average and mediocre lives of quiet desperation. I'll watch it again and again.

Thank you, Ted Danson.


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