Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.
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Maybe he would find the girl... maybe he would find himself.
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Did You Know?
The house belonging to James Woods
' character Quentin was owned by Phil Kaufman
, road manager for Gram Parsons
at the time of his death. Kaufman's subsequent actions became the basis for the film Grand Theft Parsons
(2003). The cast and crew of Night Moves were shooting at the house on the day the police came to question Kaufman, and as they were taking him away, Arthur Penn
turned to Gene Hackman
and said, "Man, we're shooting the wrong movie". See more
When the crashed plane is found by Melanie Griffith's character, the dead pilot's face is being picked at by fish. The plane is supposed to have crashed in the ocean off the coast of Florida, but the fish are carp, which are strictly freshwater fish. See more
Oh, that's a beauty.
Yeah, but he didn't see it. He played something else and he lost. He must have regretted it every day of his life. I know I would have. As a matter of fact I do regret it, and I wasn't even born yet.
That's no excuse.
Referenced in American Cinema: Film Noir