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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam Beckett
Apollonia van Ravenstein ... Mara Hofmeier
... Eloy
... Father Knickerbocker
... Hugo
... Ted Breughel
... Daisy Schackman
... Buck Heller
... Uncle Mort
Anita Ellis ... Aunt Anita
... Himself
... Swedish Architect
Rosemary De Angelis ... Helen Flagella
... Lu
John Garson ... Maurice Blaget / Conductor
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An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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You're Born. You Live. You Shop. You Die.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie was never widely released to the public, and legal hurdles kept MGM from releasing a DVD version. For most viewers saw this was in 2015 when the American cable channel TCM broadcast it as part of its "TCM Underground" series. See more »

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After the bus changes its destination sign to "The Moon", in the next shot when it starts to drive off, the sign has reverted back to "New York City". See more »

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Buck Heller: And here is your gun.
Adam Beckett: What? I've never used a gun before in my life. I mean, they scare me.
Buck Heller: Come on, Beckett, don't be such a pussy. You don't know who's out there.
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References The Time Machine (1960) See more »

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Nothing Lasts Forever
Written by Tom Schiller, Howard Shore
Performed by Mara Beckerman
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A charming and engaging comic fantasy
19 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

It is rare that you find a film that is truly unique, but NOTHING LASTS FOREVER is one of those films. It looks at times like a 'thirties romance, at others like a 'fifties B-movie, but plays like neither. Clever, witty dialogue is spiced up with pretty songs, and Zach Galligan is surprisingly likeable as the aspiring artist in a surreal New York. Although in many ways a slight and insubstantial film, its gentle, off-the-wall charm makes it a quite unforgettable viewing experience. After all, how many other films have you seen recently featuring an Hawaiian dance routine set on the moon?


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