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A Walk on the Moon -- A housewife's world changes when she has an affair with a traveling salesman in the summer of 1969.


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Writer (WGA):
Pamela Gray (written by)
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Release Date:
2 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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

Joseph Perrino ... Ross Epstein
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
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Neil Armstrong ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
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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 
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 
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 makeup 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 makeup 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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Additional Details

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) | Chile:14 | 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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The movie on the lawn at the Jewish summer camp was King Rat (1965).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Danny is reported to have been stung by wasps (which do not lose their stingers), but Danny was actually stung by hornets (which do lose their stingers).See more »
Lilian Kantrowitz:Do you remember when you were a little boy and you wanted to go swimming with your cousin?
Marty Kantrowitz:Yeah - you didn't wanna let me go because...
Lilian Kantrowitz:Because I knew something terrible was going to happen. I knew your cousin was gonna drown.
Marty Kantrowitz:Yeah, but nothing terrible happened, Ma.
Lilian Kantrowitz:And why is that?
Marty Kantrowitz:Because I was careful.
Lilian Kantrowitz:No. Why did nothing terrible happen?
Marty Kantrowitz:We were extra careful because you told me.
Lilian Kantrowitz:And your cousin wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for me.
Marty Kantrowitz:What's goin' on, Ma? Who's gonna drown?
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Tasty 'Period Piece' from the 1960s!, 20 May 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

A WALK ON THE MOON as written by Pamela Gray ("Music of the Heart") and directed by actor Tony Goldman conjures up more atmosphere for the year 1969 than any film to date. Remember Woodstock, the Jewish summer retreats in the Catskills, hippies, face and body painting, threats from the Vietnam era and promises of space habitation by the famous first walk on the moon? It is all faithfully created here as the background for a lovely little sentimental tale about family and fidelity.

The Kantrowitz family - Pearl (Diane Lane), Marty (Liev Schreiber), Alison (Anna Paquin), Daniel (Bobby Boriello) and Marty's mother Lilian (Tovah Feldshuh) - are spending their usual summer away form New York in a Catskill settlement bungalow along with other Jewish families of the same ilk. All seems swell, except that Marty must spend the weekdays returning to his job as a TV repairman, leaving the family under Pearl's and Lilian's care until his weekend visits. A hippie blouse salesman Walker Jerome (Viggo Mortensen) peddles his wares to the settlement and casually but inevitably Pearl feels an attraction to Walker, the man of adventure who represents all the lost dreams of becoming a mother and wife at the too early age of 17. Life has slipped her by but feels salvageable in Walker's advances.

Woodstock is close by and Pearl and Walker spend a day of hippie love-in in the crowd, not knowing that teenage Alison is also there observing their free love antics. This crisis event affects the family's unity and the way Pearl faces her moment of indiscretion with Marty and her children builds to a terrific climax.

Diane Lane, Viggo Mortenson, Liev Schreiber and Tovah Feldshuh completely inhabit these simple characters and pull us into accepting all aspects of the predicament of this family crisis. The confrontation among Lane, Schreiber and Mortenson is a trio of acting not to be forgotten. Tony Goldwyn has paced his film beautifully and proves that he has as great skill as a director as well as an actor. The cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond is as recreative of a special time on our history as has been captured. This little film will stay with you long after the credits are over. Grady Harp

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