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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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
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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 »
Continuity: The helicopter that flies over the crowd at Woodstock vanishes.See more »
P.A. Announcer:The blouse man is on the premises.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
The Fish CheerSee more »


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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
First impression was positive, now I'm not so sure, 22 January 2002
Author: Mark Simmons from Harrisburg, PA

The first time I watched this movie, I think I was just captivated by the excellent performances. Viggo Mortenson, like William H. Macy and James Caviezel, is one of those whose roles are understated but so well executed and you anticipate their next work. Diane Lane is gorgeous, and I think that somehow is supposed to drive a pitiful feeling from us that a woman of so much beauty is shackled down to a normal existence. Liev Schreiber's role was the most successful of the principles. The real sympathy in this movie DOES go to him for spending the duration of it separated from his family, and his philandering wife, simply keeping his tv-repair job.

Rule #1 about this movie, don't see it with your significant other. The passionate scenes of a cheating spouse copulating with a free-spirited, self-centered vagrant under a waterfall will make both of you uncomfortable. The scene that bothered me most was the actual moon-landing, where while he's quarantined to the shop repairing TVs so everyone can watch the event she's making it with the blouse-man on the bus. As others have said in this forum, the main point at the end of the movie is that she was misunderstood by a caring husband, her needs weren't satisfied (we never mention his), and ulimately he'll have to forsake his matured take on life if he's ever going to have his wife back.

It was the equivalent of watching Dharma and Greg with explicit adultery, where once again the responsible spouse has to pick up the pieces and try to understand their act-before-thinking partner. This isn't a statement of gender specifics, I'm well aware that plenty of men are unfaithful and self-centered as well. I'm just tired of people in this country deciding we can be married and never compromise on anything. It simply won't work that way. Marriage is a give and take, and in order to function right we need movies that emphasize communication. A movie that tries to justify infidelity isn't going to enhance anyone. I love my wife dearly, and I don't need to see a movie like this one as a cautionary tale of what could be if her needs are left ungratified. See it if you like, but I could mention PLENTY more "chick flicks" which will leave you with a warm or sorrowful feeling at the end worth seeing, rather than an akward feeling that neither of you want to discuss.

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The waterfall scene? rnd
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