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 ...
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)  »

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Der Traum von Apollo XI  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Andy fires paper cups out his right hand bedroom window towards the moon. He then moves to the left hand window and climbs out on to the roof. The moon is now in a different part of the sky and he could not have seen it from the other window. See more »


Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »


Written by Cert Powers
Performed by The Youngbloods
Courtesy of RCA Records label of BMG Music
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A clever production about a family, a road trip, and a journey to the moon.
8 December 2002 | by (Idaho) – See all my reviews

After seeing this movie I felt that the creators did a good job paralleling the expedition to the moon and the traveling of the father and son. The Indian, Eric Schweig, held the characters together through their trip and allowed them to patch up their relationship by leaving them alone. He continuously gives Andy good advice concerning life and his father. But what I couldn't figure out was why they had to drive through Montana to get to Idaho from California, it is completely out of the way. The plot evolves as the mother finally leaves the home after 7 years of being boarded up inside. Ted Danson plays the father who is a genius professor with a strange behavioral side to him. But not to give the story away I will stop now and leave the rest to those that are interested in it.

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