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A Walk on the Moon (1999)

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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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Mahée Paiement ...
Mrs. Dymbort (as Mahee Paiement)
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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 working at a television repair business. 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 Pearl, 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Grateful Dead were invited, their manager wanted the promoters to add another act he managed; he offered them two. They tossed a coin, chose Santana, and the rest is history. There is no Santana music in this movie, but perhaps they are subtly represented by the act the promoters did NOT choose, It's a Beautiful Day, with their hit "White Bird" See more »


When Marty finds out Pearl is having an affair, he throws the milk container against the wall getting milk everywhere. Later in the scene Marty sits down and the floor behind him is clean. See more »


Pearl Kantrowitz: [Looking at the portable TV in Walker's bus] I've never seen one so small.
Walker Jerome: You like that? My brother picked it up in southeast Asia.
Pearl Kantrowitz: What was he doing over there?
Walker Jerome: Killing people.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank ... The Merchants of St-Viateur Street ... See more »


Written by Desmond Dekker
Performed by Desmond Dekker
Courtesy of Trojan Recordings Ltd.
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Beyond Good...
7 July 2001 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting to see this movie for some time. I was not disappointed. As a woman, from a woman's perspective, I found this to be uncomfortably accurate. I was floored by Diane Lane's performance as a bored "yet not, not in love with her husband" woman who was willing to find new love, to fully be loved by the "blouse man". The love scenes were incredibly truthful and believable, and I just thought this movie was absolutely flawless in it's portrayal of what would have really happened between "Marty" and "Pearl". I thought Diane Lane was awesome, as well as the understated acting feel of the beautiful and beyond sexy, Viggo Mortensen. I cannot say enough how authentic and beautiful I thought this movie was. I give it a 10+. I thought it was a masterpiece, perfect and breathtakingly beautiful, it was human imperfection at its best. It truly made me feel love for each man, I felt sorrow for her decision.

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