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A Walk on the Moon -- Dustin Hoffman presents Diane Lane (Murder At 1600, Jack), Liev Schreiber (Sphere, Scream I & II) and Viggo Mortensen (A Perfect Murder, G.I. Jane) in a provocative and sensual story about one woman's personal sexual revolution!
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bobby Boriello ... Daniel Kantrowitz

Diane Lane ... Pearl Kantrowitz

Anna Paquin ... Alison Kantrowitz

Tovah Feldshuh ... Lillian Kantrowitz

Liev Schreiber ... Marty Kantrowitz

Julie Kavner ... P.A. Announcer (voice)
Stewart Bick ... Neil Leiberman
Jess Platt ... Herb Fogler
Mahée Paiement ... Mrs. Dymbort (as Mahee Paiement)
Star Jasper ... Rhoda Leiberman
Ellen David ... Eleanor Gelfand
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Norma Fogler

Viggo Mortensen ... Walker Jerome
Victoria Barkoff ... Selma Levitsky (as Vicky Barkoff)
Tamar Kozlov ... Wendy Green

Lisa Jakub ... Myra Naidell

Joe Perrino ... Ross Epstein (as Joseph Perrino)
Jesse Lavendel ... Carl Applebaum
James Hayes Liboiron ... Jeffrey Fogler (as James Liboiron)

Howard Rosenstein ... Sheldon Dymbort

Mal Z. Lawrence ... Comedian
Joel Miller ... Sid Shapiro
Bill Brownstein ... Customer #1
Sam Gesser ... Customer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Neil Armstrong ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Goldwyn 
Writing credits
Pamela Gray (written by)

Produced by
Graham Burke .... executive producer
Jay Cohen .... producer
Greg Coote .... executive producer
Laura Gherardi .... associate producer
Tony Goldwyn .... producer
Lee Gottsegen .... producer
Dustin Hoffman .... producer
Neil Koenigsberg .... producer
Josette Perrotta .... co-producer
Murray Schisgal .... producer
Lemore Syvan .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mason Daring (original music by)
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dana Congdon (edited by)
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Ann Goulder 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
Art Direction by
Gilles Aird 
Costume Design by
Jess Goldstein (costumes designer)
Makeup Department
Josee Beaulac .... additional assistant hairstylist
Diane Geraldine Courchesne .... additional assistant hairstylist (as Diane Geraldine Courshesne)
Michelle Côté .... assistant hairstylist (as Michelle Cote)
Nicole Dion .... additional assistant hairstylist
Lizane La Salle .... assistant make-up artist
Martine Léveillé .... additional assistant hairstylist (as Martine Leveille)
Brigitte McCaughry .... additional assistant makeup artist
Sabin Paradis .... additional assistant hairstylist
Bob Pritchett .... key hairstylist
Pierre Saindon .... additional assistant makeup artist
Diane Simard .... key make-up artist
Robert Vienneau .... additional assistant hairstylist
Candy L. Walken .... hairstylist: Diane Lane
Production Management
John Chamberlin .... unit manager: second unit, New York
Michel Chauvin .... production manager
Jean-Yves Dolbec .... unit manager
Pierre Lapointe .... assistant unit manager
Melissa Marr .... production manager: second unit, New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles-André Bertrand .... assistant director trainee (as Charles-Andre Bertrand)
Julie Coulombe .... additional third assistant director
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Jean-Sébastien Lord .... third assistant director (as Jean-Sebastien Lord)
Philippe Morin .... additional third assistant director
Louise Renault .... second assistant director (as Louise Evangeline Renault)
Antoine Saito .... additional third assistant director
Art Department
Vincent Aird .... swing gang
Serge Archambault .... head scenic painter
Claude Beaulieu .... carpenter
Patrice Bengle .... prop master
Andre Brazeau .... chief carpenter
Annette Bélanger .... art department coordinator (as Annette Belanger)
Serge Cote .... daily painter
Francine Danis .... key set dresser
François Gosselin .... swing gang (as Francois Gosselin)
Geoffroy Gosselin .... swing gang
Paul Hotte .... set dresser
Myriam Landry .... assistant props buyer
Louis-George Lepage .... carpenter
Carl Lessard .... graphic designer
Gilles Léonard .... props buyer
Jean-Phillipe Marsan .... swing gang
Alain Martineau .... scenic painter
René Patenaude .... scenic painter (as Rene Patenaude)
Gabriel Perusse .... carpenter
Christian Proulx .... carpenter
Mario Racicot .... assistant prop master
Jean Simard .... swing gang
Peter Stratford .... draftsman
Carlo Vivocchi .... carpenter
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... foley editor
Danielle Capawanna .... audio post coordinator
Eric A. Christoffersen .... technician: Dolby
Ryan Collison .... foley artist
Jonathan Daitch .... apprentice sound editor (as Jonathan S. Daitch)
Claude La Haye .... sound mixer
Brian Langman .... assistant sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Lisa J. Levine .... supervising adr editor
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor (as Sylvia Jessica Menno)
Dimitri Médard .... sound trainee (as Dimitri Medard)
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator (as Francis Peloquin)
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor: Los Angeles (as Victoria Sampson)
Steve Schwartz .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Stern .... effects editor
Jeffrey Stern .... supervising sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Roland Vajs .... systems engineer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects
Antonio Vidosa .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Lisa Bechard .... effects production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Jesse Bradstreet .... systems administrator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Alex Busby .... digital paint artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Nick Hsieh .... digital paint artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kelvin Kanagaraj .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Bob Munroe .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Bob Munroe .... visual effects supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Costa Roussakis .... systems administrator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ralph Sevazlian .... effects technical director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Lisa Wyse .... effects production coordinator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Colin Cunningham .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Ralph Sevazlian .... effects animator: C.O.R.E. digital pictures (uncredited)
Ben Gauthier .... stunt double: Walker
Héléna Laliberté .... stunt double: Pearl (as Helene Laliberte)
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Mckeown)
Minor Mustain .... stunt coordinator
Minor Mustain .... stunt double: Marty
Minor Mustain .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Barrilliet .... electrician
Martin Bayard .... additional grip
Kelly Baylis .... grip
Robert B. Baylis .... best boy grip (as Robert Bruce Baylis)
Claude Beauchamp .... additional first assistant camera
Pierre Beaulieu .... electrician
Oliver Bokelberg .... director of photography: second unit - New York
Jerome Bouchard .... additional grip
Claude Boulet .... camera remote technician (as Claude Roy Boulet)
Yvan Brunet .... additional first assistant camera
Stéphane Charron .... additional electrician (as Stephane Charron)
Martin D'Arcangeli .... additional grip
François Daignault .... additional camera operator (as Francois Daignault)
François Daignault .... steadicam operator (as Francois Daignault)
Mathieu Décary .... first assistant camera (as Mathieu Decary)
Pascal-Rene Gabriele .... camera trainee
David Galbraith .... first assistant camera (as Dave Galbraith)
Julie Garceau .... camera video assist
Robert Guertin .... additional camera operator
Normand Hamilton .... generator operator (as Normen Hamilton)
Jean-Marc Hébert .... gaffer (as Jean-Marc Hebert)
Edith Labbe .... second assistant camera
Sylvain Labrecque .... additional grip
Patrice Lapointe .... grip
Richard Lavigne .... additional grip
Luc Lussier .... additional first assistant camera
Nicolas Marion .... additional first assistant camera
Bruno Martel .... additional electrician
Alain Masse .... key grip
Nicolas Monette .... electrician
Marie-Andrée Paquet .... additional first assistant camera (as Marc-Andre Paquet)
Mathieu Price .... grip
Martin Protat .... additional second assistant camera
Charles Proulx .... generator operator
Alain Rousseau .... additional second assistant camera
Normand Simpson .... additional grip
Robert Stecko .... camera operator
Derek Walker .... assistant camera: second unit, New York
Jonathan Wenk .... stills photographer
Denis Zawadski .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Lise Beauchamp .... extras casting
Bike Bucci .... extras casting
Vera Miller .... casting: Canadian
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Beasse .... head dresser
Richard Brunet .... additional assistant dresser
Suzanne Canuel .... costumer
Céline Caron .... assistant dresser (as Celine Caron)
Daniel Fortin .... costume assistant
Diane LeBlanc .... seamstress (as Diane Leblanc)
Ginette Magny .... assistant costume designer
Marie-Hélène Ménard .... assistant wardrobe (as Marie-Helene Menard)
Art Reasonover .... dresser extra
Nelson Junior Sab .... additional assistant dresser
Frederique Sarrazin .... assistant dresser
Editorial Department
Alex Belth .... apprentice editor
Claudette Duff .... assistant editor: Montreal
Dan Edelstein .... editorial consultant
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Fred Heid .... color timer
Gershon Hinkson .... assistant editor
Sandra Nash .... assistant editor
Mario Ontal .... assistant editor
Michel Proulx .... head cutter (as Michael Proulx)
John Rogers .... post production executive
Tony Romano .... color coordinator: Technicolor
Beatrice Sisul .... assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter: Match Cut Inc.
Joe Violante .... color coordinator: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
Todd Zongker .... first assistant editor
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher (uncredited)
Music Department
Vicki Arkoff .... music coordinator (as Vicky Arkoff)
Dana Brayton .... orchestrator
Martin Brody .... orchestrator
Paul Bryan .... musician: bass
Deborah Henson Conant .... musician: harp (as Deborah Henson-Conant)
Stephan R. Goldman .... executive music supervisor
Michael Golub .... music engineer
Bones Howe .... production music supervisor
Shane Koss .... musician: synthesizer
Duke Levine .... musician: guitar
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Billy Novick .... musician: clarinet
Billy Novick .... orchestrator
Dave Shacter .... music engineer
Dave Shacter .... music mixer
Kenny White .... musician: keyboards
Ken Wittman .... musician: drums
Transportation Department
Christian Biron .... driver
Michel Brouillette .... picture car coordinator
Nicolas Carasoulis .... driver (as Nicholas Carasoulis)
Bertrand Charette .... office driver
Bob Cuoco .... picture vehicles: courtesy of
Sid DeGroat Jr. .... picture vehicles: courtesy of (as Sid Degroat Jr.)
Walter Diaz .... driver
Jim Disensi .... transportation coordinator
Marco Fania .... driver
Linda Hebert .... driver
David Leblanc .... driver
Frank Macedonia .... picture vehicles: courtesy of
Luc Poirier .... picture car coordinator
Rino Vertone .... driver (as Rino Vetrone)
Joseph 'Tino' Viscusi .... driver captain
Ted Wilson .... driver (as Teddy Wilson)
Charlie Zed .... driver (as Charles Zed)
Other crew
John Alagna .... titles and opticals: The Effects House
Marco Antonucci .... assistant craft person
Danielle Boucher .... production coordinator
Guylaine Boucher .... assistant production coordinator
Jacques Boulanger .... additional production assistant
Luc Bouthillier .... additional production assistant
Eric Boutin .... additional production assistant
Sandra-Catherine Briand .... production receptionist (as 'Kate' Sandra-Catherine Briand)
Alex Buissiere .... additional production assistant
Martin Charbonneau .... additional production assistant
Francis Choquette .... production assistant
Alex Cohn .... location manager: second unit, New York
Jessie Cromwell .... assistant to the producers
Julie Cyrenne .... assistant production accountant
Catherine Dawe .... location manager
Gaetan Fluet .... catering assistant
Julie Fontaine .... post coordinator: New York
Chantale Fortin .... assistant production accountant (as Chantal Fortin)
Julie Garceau .... stand-in
Larry Gray .... technical advisor
Claude Guillet .... additional receptionist
Laurie Hawes .... production accountant
Andrew Jackson .... assistant: Neal Koenigsberg
Annika Krausz .... assistant to the actors
Francois Labrie .... additional production assistant
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor (as France LaChapelle)
Marc Laurin .... stand-in
Phillippe Lebel .... location scout
Denis Lemieux .... additional production assistant
Julia Lenardon .... stand-in
Michel Leroux .... production assistant
Jeremy Olsher .... production assistant: second unit, New York
Jess Platt .... dialect coach
Jean-Clément Renaud .... additional production assistant (as Jean-Clement Renaud)
Andrée Roy .... additional production assistant (as Andree Roy)
Dominique Sauve .... stand-in
Jay Schinderman .... assistant: Jay Cohen
Stéphane St-Germain .... craft person (as Stephane St. Germain)
Jose Uria .... production assistant
Marianne Wisenthal .... assistant: Tony Goldwyn
Jason Zelin .... production executive
Guylaine Boucher .... production secretary (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Ken Korrall .... location scout (uncredited)
Hal Ackerman .... the producers wish to thank
Bruno Barreto .... the producers wish to thank
Josh Braun .... the producers wish to thank
Robert B. Fischer .... the producers wish to thank
Eleanor Furman .... the producers wish to thank
Arlene Gray .... the producers wish to thank
Donna Gray .... the producers wish to thank
Kevin Gray .... the producers wish to thank
Larry Gray .... the producers wish to thank
Roy Mason .... thanks: The Corner Drug Store, South Fallsberg, NY
Bill Nisselson .... the producers wish to thank
Fredda Rose .... the producers wish to thank
Gary Rydstrom .... the producers wish to thank
Ira Schreck .... the producers wish to thank
David Seltzer .... the producers wish to thank
Seymour Stein .... the producers wish to thank
William Steinkamp .... the producers wish to thank (as Bill Steinkamp)
Catherine Tarr .... the producers wish to thank
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"La tentación" - USA (Spanish title)
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Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use
107 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:U (re-rating) | Malaysia:18SX (uncut version) | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:R(A) | Spain:18 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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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 »
Continuity: When Pearl goes to say goodbye to Walker in his garden, there's a shot of him, and his jacket is on the fence. But in the next shot, she's carrying the jacket, and she's the one who puts it on the fence.See more »
Pearl Kantrowitz:I went to Woodstock.
Marty Kantrowitz:You went to Woodstock.
Pearl Kantrowitz:Ummm...
Marty Kantrowitz:Was it groovy?
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Houston, We Have A Problem..., 11 March 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

The universal theme of coming to terms with the loss of youth and accepting a life of unfulfilled hopes and dreams is explored in `A Walk On the Moon,' directed by Tony Goldwyn. Diane Lane stars as Pearl Kantrowitz, a thirty-one year old mother of two, the oldest of whom, Alison (Anna Paquin), is fourteen; her husband, Marty (Liev Schreiber), is a square shooter who loves his wife and family and provides for them by working long hours in a shop repairing television sets. It's the summer of ‘69, and while on the family's extended vacation-- during which Marty must return to work for the week-- Pearl falls into discontent, and with Woodstock about to happen a mere stone's throw from the campground/resort at which they are staying, she soon succumbs to the siren's song of the ‘60s: The inhibition, freedom and free love-- all of which have been denied her since giving birth to her daughter at age seventeen. There's an honesty to Goldwyn's film, and though he captures the sense of the times in which the story is set fairly well, he nevertheless fails to elicit much sympathy for his leading lady, Lane. Perhaps it's because, though there is much about Pearl with which to identify, her story is just too familiar; her situation is far from being unique, and she has a decent, upper middle-class life, with a loving husband and two great kids. The fact that she started young and that her dreams were never realized is a shame, but it's not like she's the only one to whom such a fate has befallen. And her futile attempt at regaining her lost years comes across as somewhat shallow and decidedly unsympathetic; and without that sympathy the film sputters and finally stalls, even as Neil Armstrong is beginning his historic walk on the Moon. There's no question that Lane is attractive, and physically she fits the role of Pearl perfectly. But she simply doesn't possess the wherewithal to sell her character in this film. The emotional turmoil of what Pearl is experiencing seems restricted to the surface, and she never manages that depth of feeling that would've made the necessary connection with the audience. It's not that Lane is bad in this role, it's just that she's not that good. There are just too many gaps in credibility and too many false moments to be overlooked. It's as if the character throughout remained just beyond her grasp. Liev Schreiber, on the other hand, is outstanding as Marty. You have no trouble believing he is exactly who and what he is supposed to be. This is a character to whom most people will be able to relate, and if only Lane had been able to evoke the same kind or response as Schreiber, it would've made a tremendous difference in the overall aspect of the film. Anna Paquin gives a noteworthy performance as well, successfully capturing the angst of puberty while coping with an ever-changing world. The supporting cast includes Viggo Mortensen as Walker Jerome, the traveling salesman with whom Pearl attempts to reconcile her lost youth; Tovah Feldshuh (Lilian Kantrowitz); Bobby Boriello (Daniel); Stewart Bick (Neil); Jess Platt (Herb); Star Jasper (Rhoda) and Julie Kavner (Voice of the Social Director). There are some poignant moments in Goldwyn's film, and it does generate a certain sense of loss and longing; but overall, `A Walk On the Moon' is at best a momentary diversion that comes across like a finger painting on an impressionist's canvas. That is stays afloat at all is due mainly to Schreiber and Paquin's performances. Other than that, this is-- unfortunately-- a rather forgettable film that never quite attains the level of drama to which it aspires. I rate this one 5/10.

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