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Racing with the Moon (1984)

In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.

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Richard Benjamin

Writer:

Steve Kloves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Penn ... Henry 'Hopper' Nash
Elizabeth McGovern ... Caddie Winger
Nicolas Cage ... Nicky / Bud
John Karlen ... Mr. Nash
Rutanya Alda ... Mrs. Nash
Max Showalter ... Mr. Arthur
Crispin Glover ... Gatsby Boy
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Gatsby Girl
Bob Maroff Bob Maroff ... Al
Dominic Nardini Dominic Nardini ... Soldier with Annie
John Brandon John Brandon ... Mr. Kaiser
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Kaiser
Suzanne Adkinson Suzanne Adkinson ... Sally Kaiser
Shawn Schepps Shawn Schepps ... Gretchen
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... Arnie
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Storyline

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys. Written by David Fowler

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It was 1943...There was so little time left to learn about life! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiós a la inocencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Bragg, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,803,432, 25 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,045,647
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Madsen's missing lower right leg from the war was created by putting a hole in the hospital bed, putting the leg through it, and covering the thigh with bandage to create the illusion of a lost leg from the war. See more »

Goofs

The railroad cars behind the steam locomotive are too new for the era the movie is supposed to portray (1940s). See more »

Quotes

Henry 'Hopper' Nash/Lou: Tyrone Power never said fuck 'em.
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Connections

References True to the Army (1942) See more »

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Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
by Louis Prima (as L. Prima)
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this movie was just an awesome movie.
29 June 2004 | by hothang231See all my reviews

I think this movie was one of the best romance movies I have ever seen!!! to me, this was way better than Titanic,etc. I think this movie would even be better if it had a sequel to it. Like it starting off showing them in the war and what they experience. Then they should show them coming home and what happens with Hop and his girlfriend, like if they get married or not. I love this movie, Sean Penn and Nicholas Cage were awesome in this movie, you couldn't have asked for 2 better actors. Also, if there's not a novel already published, I think they should have one. I think one of the very low points of this movie was that it had so much cursing, it could have made a good family movie if it didn't have that in it. Also the nudity was just not necessary. Basically that movie was totally ruined because of those two things.


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