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Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Washington Bellamy
Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd ...
Andy Bellamy
Ernest Ironplume
Jerome Bellamy
Alicia Frank
J.C. Quinn ...
Don Swayze ...
Gene Borkan ...
Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ...
Ramsey Ellis ...
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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 <>

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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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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 »


As mentioned in the film, it took 19 hours for the Apollo astronauts to land on the moon from the moment they lifted off, and has Washington and Andrew traveling over that same span of time. However, by counting the number of nights they have on the trip, they are on the road for three days. See more »


Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »


Written by Mark Adler
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Not for Soulless Dullards
27 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

A beautiful, poignant film. An agoraphobic's imaginative but troubled husband takes off with their son in a 1949 Pontiac to mark the 1969 lunar mission with a 'perfect act:' To match the mileage on the Pontiac and their arrival at a national park 'moon' crater to coincide with the distance to the moon and the astronauts' landing at 'Tranquility Base.' The agoraphobic wife overcomes her self-imposed, seven-year confinement in their house to pursue them in another unusual vehicle from her husband's collection. Various misadventures ensue. Watch for 'cameos.'

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