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Moonlighting (1982)

PG | | Drama | 26 September 1982 (USA)
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »

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Jerzy Skolimowski

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Jerzy Skolimowski (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Nowak
Eugene Lipinski ... Banaszak
Jirí Stanislav Jirí Stanislav ... Wolski
Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz ... Kudaj
Edward Arthur Edward Arthur ... Immigration Officer
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Neighbor
Renu Setna ... Junk Shop Owner
David Calder ... Supermarket Manager
Judy Gridley Judy Gridley ... Supermarket Supervisor
Claire Toeman Claire Toeman ... Supermarket Cashier
Catherine Harding Catherine Harding ... Lady Shoplifter
Jill Johnson Jill Johnson ... Haughty Supermarket Customer
David Squire David Squire ... Supermarket Assistant
Michael Sarne Michael Sarne ... Builders' Merchant (as Mike Sarne)
Lucy Hornak Lucy Hornak ... Wrangler Shop Assistant
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Storyline

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy gázsi See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First released in 1982, this was around three years before the popular unrelated television series of the same name, Moonlighting (1985), was first broadcast in 1985. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Nowak: 2:00 AM. Tuesday. 5th January, 1982. All we have left now is my five pennies and a six hour walk to Heathrow Airport. Now I cannot delay any longer. I must tell them the truth. What is happening in our country. God help me.
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Fascinating drama
7 March 1999 | by harry-76See all my reviews

"Moonlighting" is an engrossing film, made all the more unusual because of the

way it is treated. The basic situation is simple and somewhat routine; it's the way it unfolds that keeps interest high. The acting is fine, with Irons outstanding in the leading role. Unfortunately for me, I simply was not drawn to any of these characters by way of identifying with them. They seemed cold and self-absorbed, and in many ways quite pathetic. I felt as though I was observing rather than empathizing or becoming involved in their plight. Still, it is a very good film with strong production values.


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