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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Fountain
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Alexander Goodwin ...
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Rica Martens ...
Ray Aranha ...
Robert Wightman ...
James Richardson ...
Stephen Dupree ...
Eugene Wolf ...
Reathel Bean ...
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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 <>

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

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Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Box of Moonlight  »

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


$720,717 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »


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 »


Luvven Coddle: I sense a - a yearning in you - a - a searching - almost - as if you're lost. You've been lost for a long, long time. Am I right?... You found Jesus, Al.
Al Fountain: Why? Is he missing?
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Simply great.
20 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Tom diCillo's most succesful film is the also great 'Living In Oblivion', but 'Box Of Moonlight' is my favorite one. This movie is really excellent, among all the films that deserved success but didn't get it, this film is the one that deserved it the most, a real life experience. Probably John Torturro best part ever and of his best performances too. This is his best film since Miller's Crossing (91, by Coen Bros.). If you wanna see a real masterpiece, go check this one out and, I bet, you'll remember it for the rest of your life.

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