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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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Washington Bellamy
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Ryan Todd ...
Andy Bellamy
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Ernest Ironplume
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Lorraine
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Jerome Bellamy
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Alicia Frank
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Officer
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Gene Borkan ...
Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ...
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Ramsey Ellis ...
School Kid
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ...
Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha ...
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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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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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$11,669
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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 »

Goofs

When the police officer is trying to run Andy and Washington off the road, Washington mistakenly quotes Galileo as being the scientist who devised Newton's Third Law of motion. To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It was Newton not Galileo who stated this law of physics. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Crimson and Clover
Written by Tommy James and Peter P. Lucia Jr. (as Peter Lucia)
Performed by Tommy James and Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Records
by association with Warner Special Products
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A clever production about a family, a road trip, and a journey to the moon.
8 December 2002 | by 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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