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Shoot the Moon (1982)

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Dunlap
... Faith Dunlap
... Sandy
... Frank Henderson
... Sherry Dunlap
... Jill Dunlap
... Marianne Dunlap
... Molly Dunlap
... French DeVoe
... Charlotte DeVoe
Irving Metzman ... Howard Katz
... Maitre D'
... Officer Knudson
... Leo Spinelli
... Scott Gruber
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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them. Written by Philip Gilman <pgilman@pipeline.com>

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There's one thing about marriage that hasn't changed . . . The way you hurt when it begins to fall apart.

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,217,530
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Debut cinema feature movies of then-young television actresses Dana Hill, Tina Yothers, and Tracey Gold, though Gold's tele-movie Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980) did get theatrically released in certain territories. See more »

Goofs

The selective rain that seems to hit the actors only is evidently not falling on the background, which remains inexplicably dry. See more »

Quotes

George Dunlap: I'm not kind anymore.
Faith Dunlap: Me either.
George Dunlap: You're kind to strangers.
Faith Dunlap: Yeah. Strangers are easy.
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References Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) See more »

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Play With Fire
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Records Inc.
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shoot the moon
18 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most powerful and truthful movies I've ever seen. I love it and I watch it over and over. I love Dianne Keaton and this is one of her greatest roles. The children are just terrific and the emotions portrayed are intense and typical of the situation. I feel that his is a movie that every married couple must see. In an age where divorce is so common and seemingly so easy, Shoot The Moon shows how devastating divorce really can be and usually is! I know this from experience! There are so many unresolved emotions and feelings between two people. And even if there has been an affair a marriage can prevail and two people can emerge stronger for it. The marriage can become much better and more loving and true. The children will benefit from seeing that their parents can work through their problems and come out on the other side. A MUST SEE!


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