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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
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Andy Bellamy (as Ryan Todd)
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Ernest Ironplume
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Lorraine
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Ramsey Ellis ...
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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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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Der Traum von Apollo XI  »

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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 »

Goofs

When the Amphicar comes into the gas station it has only one windshield wiper (going). The other one is missing or wasn't working. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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1812 OVERTURE
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Cristoph Von Dohnani
Courtesy of Decca/London Records
by association with PolyGram Special Markets
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I thoroughly enjoyed this feel-good family movie.
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what a beautiful, heartfelt movie. I was touched by the storyline about an agoraphobic mother, and overly eccentric father, and their young son, innocent but wise beyond his years, who holds the fragile family together. The journey that father and son take to "Spires of the Moon" as it parallels to the actual 1969 moon landing was cleverly and beautifully done. It took me back to a time in history that I will never forget. Ted Danson's over the top performance was well suited to the character he was playing, the odd but loving husband and father, desperate to make things right for his family. Mary Steenburgen gave a compassionate and sensitive performance as the wife and mother plagued by her past, fiercely protective of her son, and unable to show her love for her husband. And Ryan Todd as their son is truly a gifted young actor. I was inspired by his believable and moving performance. he is a natural. The cameo appearances by other well known performers added to the storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed this feel good movie and the message it sends to us all. It is one I will watch over and over again.


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