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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Washington Bellamy
Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd ...
Andy Bellamy
Ernest Ironplume
Jerome Bellamy
Alicia Frank
Gene Borkan ...
Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ...
Ramsey Ellis ...
School Kid
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ...
Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha ...


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 »




Release Date:

4 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Traum von Apollo XI  »


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While playing a married couple in this film, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen began an off-set romantic relationship. They were married in 1995. See more »


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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Good, nostalgic film
21 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a good film for anyone who was a kid at the time of the Apollo Moon Landings and can remember how it felt to be alive at a momentous time in World History.

The film oozes period nostalgia and the scenery on the roadtrip to The Peaks of the Moon in Idaho is quite breathtaking, and the relationship between the Ted Danson character and his young son is quite touching.

You cant expect anyone who wasn't alive at the time this movie was set to appreciate the feelings that the story creates, this is one for those who still retain those feelings of innocense and the feelings of hope that you had; being young in 1969.

It's more than just a movie, it unlocks feelings and emotions you thought you had long forgotten. Not a movie for the cynical, or for the Nintendo generation whom have no historical perspective and no idea what it was like to alive when the World was a place of hope.

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