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Night Moves ()


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Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.
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Harry Moseby
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Paula
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Joey Ziegler
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Marty Heller
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Nick
Janet Ward ...
Arlene Iverson
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Quentin
Anthony Costello ...
Marv Ellman
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Tom Iverson
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Delilah 'Delly' Grastner
Ben Archibek ...
Charles
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Boy in Bar
C.J. Hincks ...
Girl in Bar
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Stud (as Maxwell Gail Jr.)
Susan Barrister ...
Ticket Clerk
Larry Mitchell ...
Ticket Clerk
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Ellen Moseby
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Phil Altman ...
Crewman (uncredited)
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Michael Ebert ...
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Louie Elias ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Avril Gentles ...
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Delivery Boy (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Victor Paul ...
Cop (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ...
Suspect as a Youth (uncredited)
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Bob Templeton ...
Crewman (uncredited)
Jacque E. Wallace ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ...
Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Arthur Penn

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Alan Sharp ... (written by)

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Gene Lasko ... associate producer
Robert M. Sherman ... producer

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Michael Small

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Bruce Surtees ... director of photography (as Pierre William Glenn)

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Dede Allen
Stephen A. Rotter ... co-editor

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Angelo Corrao ... assistant editor
Ronald Roose ... assistant editor

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Nessa Hyams

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George Jenkins

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Ned Parsons

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Irene Aparicio ... hair stylist
Bruce Jossen ... hair stylist
Bob Stein ... makeup artist

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Thomas J. Schmidt ... unit production manager

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Pat Kehoe ... second assistant director (as Patrick H. Kehoe)
Jack Roe ... assistant director

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Barry Bedig ... property master
David M. Haber ... assistant art director (as David Haber)

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Richard P. Cirincione ... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Craig McKay ... sound editor
Robert M. Reitano ... sound editor (as Robert Reitano)
Jack Solomon ... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Vorisek)
Maurice Schell ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

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Joe Day ... special effects
Marcel Vercoutere ... special effects

Stunts

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Dean Engelhardt ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hackman ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lockwood ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Parkison Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)
Betty Raymond ... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder ... stunts (uncredited)

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Charles Holmes ... gaffer (as Chuck Holmes)
Jordan Klein Sr. ... underwater camera operator (as Jordan Klein)
James Pergola ... camera operator (as Jim Pergola)
Billy Simpson ... key grip (as Bill Simpson)
Roland 'Ozzie' Smith ... camera operator (as Ozzie Smith)
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator
William D. Barber ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael McGowan ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

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Arnie Lipin ... costumer
Rita Riggs ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Gordon K. Kee ... location auditor (as Gordon Kee)

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Michael Small ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Joe Sawyers ... transportation

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Bonnie Bruckheimer ... assistant to producer
Dean Engelhardt ... aerial coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Ronnie Kramer ... production secretary
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by Gary Dickerson

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Taglines What private eye Harry Moseby doesn't know about the girl he's looking for... just might get him killed. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Dark Tower (United States)
  • La fugue (France)
  • Die heiße Spur (Germany)
  • La noche se mueve (Spain)
  • Nocna kretanja (Serbia)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia The chess game on which the title of the film was based was a real game. The game was K. Emmrich (White) vs Bruno Moritz (Black), played in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany in 1922. In the film, we see the position after White's 26th move. As Moseby showed Paula, Black could have finished the game with a queen sacrifice followed by three knight checks, but he played something else and lost. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Take 2: Overlooked Classics: Great Movies of the 70's That Nearly Everybody Missed (1980). See more »
Quotes Ellen Moseby: [of a football game] Who's winning?
Harry Moseby: Nobody. One side is just losing slower than the other.
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