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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
Alexander Goodwin ...
Bobby Fountain
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Wick
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Doob
Rica Martens ...
Doris
Ray Aranha ...
Soapy
Robert Wightman ...
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James Richardson ...
Stephen Dupree ...
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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Box of Moonlight  »

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

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$720,717 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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The swimming hole is actually an abandoned 350 foot deep quarry. DiCillo told all who went in that it was only 25 feet deep max. An expert swimmer at a nearby quarry was bitten by a poisonous snake and drowned several days before filming began. 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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Al Fountain: Well, it's kind of hard to say this, but I've, uh, started seeing things.
The Kid: Oh? What kind of things?
Al Fountain: Well, I'm seeing things moving... backwards.
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References The Green Berets (1968) See more »

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Cerveza
Written by Tom DiCillo (as T. "Nacho" DiCillo)
Performed by Tom DiCillo (as T. "Nacho" DiCillo) and Camilla Toniolo
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Subtle = Powerful
14 May 2002 | by (Cherry hill, NJ, USA) – 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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