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Box of Moon Light (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 July 1997 (USA)
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »

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Al Fountain
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Floatie Dupre
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Purlene Dupre
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Deb Fountain
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Bobby Fountain
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Wick
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Rica Martens ...
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Ray Aranha ...
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Elwood
Eugene Wolf ...
Lyle
Reathel Bean ...
Luvven Coddle
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$13,500 (USA) (25 July 1997)

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$720,717 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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Features wrestling from Smokey Mountain Wrestling. See more »

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When watching wrestling and eating hot dogs with the Kid, Al's hot dog goes from half-eaten to him taking the first bite of it back to half-eaten depending on the camera angle. See more »

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[repeated line]
Al Fountain: What's seven times twelve?
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References The Green Berets (1968) See more »

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Mexican Radio
Written by Marc Moreland (as Marc W. Moreland), Joe Nanini (as Oliver J. Nanini,
Jr.), Chas T. Gray (as Charles T. Gray) & Stan Ridgway (as Stanard R. Funsten)
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Great Movie - Must see Indie!
6 February 2003 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

This is a great little movie that few people have seen. It's about Al Fountain's business trip to the boonies. Al's an uptight, must to everything by the book kinda guy. Because of this, his workers make fun of him and his little boy is a little intimidated.

Once Al gets to the boonies, the work contract is cancelled. Al decides to try and find a lake he went to as a kid. This is the jest of the whole movie for me. Al realizes he is acting too "adult-like" and wants to find the inner-kid in himself. I think we can all relate to this on some level.

I won't ruin the whole movie because you REALLY need to see it, but by accident, Al meets Bucky (the Kid) and remembers what it is like to be carefree and childlike. I think in turn, that helps him with his familly life. Kudos to John Turturro and Sam Rockwell for their roles in this movie!


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