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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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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 »


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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I thoroughly enjoyed this feel-good family movie.
26 February 2005 | by 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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