A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R  |   |  Drama  |  23 April 1999 (USA)
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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Boriello ...
P.A. Announcer (voice)
Stewart Bick ...
Jess Platt ...
Mahée Paiement ...
Mrs. Dymbort (as Mahee Paiement)
Star Jasper ...
Ellen David ...
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Victoria Barkoff ...
Selma Levitsky (as Vicky Barkoff)
Tamar Kozlov ...


USA, summer of 1969. Man is about to walk on the moon, the Vietnam War is breaking out, and there is the great concert in Woodstock. In a holiday camp for Jewish families not far from Woodstock, Alison and her family are on vacation. Pearl, the mother is young and attractive, but defeated by life, having become pregnant on her first loving relationship, forgetting her dreams to devote herself to her children. Marty, the father is absent because he is busily occupied by the television company broadcasting the moon landing. One day a charming salesman arrives at the camp, selling clothes and knick-knacks. He lives an intense life of love and passion, culminating in an escape to Woodstock with Alison, where events have a deep impact. Written by rosebud6

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blouse Man  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$78,709 (USA) (26 March 1999)


$4,741,987 (USA) (2 July 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tovah Feldshuh was only 46 when the film was made, and in real life is not quite 15 years older than Liev Schreiber, who plays her son in the film. See more »


On July 20, 1969, the moon was only 6 days old - roughly a half moon as viewed from the film's location - and would have set by 11 pm, but on the night of the moon landing, they show a full moon, high in the sky. See more »


Marty Kantrowitz: Who is he?
Pearl Kantrowitz: You don't know him.
Marty Kantrowitz: Well what's his name?
Pearl Kantrowitz: Walker.
Marty Kantrowitz: What's his FIRST name?
Pearl Kantrowitz: That IS his first name.
Marty Kantrowitz: Well then what's his last name?
Pearl Kantrowitz: Jerome.
Marty Kantrowitz: Walker Jerome. Does he realize it's backwards? What's he do?
Pearl Kantrowitz: He's a salesman.
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The producers wish to thank ... The Merchants of St-Viateur Street ... See more »


Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


Helplessly Hoping
Written by Stephen Stills
Performed by Taxiride (as Taxi)
Courtesy of Sire Records Group
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Realistic, well-acted, character-centered drama and romance
7 November 1999 | by (Olathe, KS, USA) – See all my reviews

I like movies with a good character-centered plot and this certainly qualifies. So many Hollywood movies have a distinctly evil antagonist and a pure protagonist. There is no "bad guy" in this movie. All of the people have a side that I could relate to, but they make mistakes along the way.

In all a very good film

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