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Box of Moon Light (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1997 (USA)
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, 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,500, 27 July 1997, Limited Release

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$720,717, 21 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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The Kid: [after Al fix his car] Look at that! You're a goddamn wizard, Al!
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Blues Before Sunrise
Written by Leroy Carr
Performed by Elmore James
Courtesy of Pointblank Classics/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Subtle = Powerful
14 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Everything in this film is about subtlety... I think that's why it has such a lasting effect.

It's definitely one of those "mischievous" films... sort of an escape from reality that makes you wonder why you and others take themselves so seriously. It's something that will most likely linger with you for a while. This film made me re-evaluate the seriousness of my life. I think this is among the only films that actually has changed my life somewhat.


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