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Black Moon Rising (1986)

A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

Director:

Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss)

Writers:

John Carpenter (story), John Carpenter (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Quint
Linda Hamilton ... Nina
Robert Vaughn ... Ed Ryland
Richard Jaeckel ... Earl Windom
Lee Ving ... Marvin Ringer
Bubba Smith ... Johnson
Dan Shor ... Billy Lyons
William Sanderson ... Tyke Thayden
Keenan Wynn ... Iron John
Nick Cassavetes ... Luis
Richard Angarola ... Dr. Melato
Don Keith Opper ... Emile French (as Don Opper)
William Marquez William Marquez ... Reynoso
David Pressman ... Kid at Grocery Store
Stanley DeSantis ... The Mover
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Storyline

A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this thief is discovered in his attempt, he hides the tape inside a prototype car, but unfortunately there is someone else interested in this vehicle. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a darker side to Sam Quint. Steal from him and you'll find out... See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Moon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,775,388, 12 January 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,637,565
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones did most of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Earl slices into the insulation on the video cable, spreading the jacket open to reveal the cabling inside. In the next shot, he is still slicing into the insulation jacket. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Quint: [to store clerk] Coffee?
Kid at Grocery Store: [entering with gun drawn] Alright freeze! One move and you're both dead! You here me asshole?
Quint: This something new for you son?
Kid at Grocery Store: Shut your goddamn mouth!
Quint: Hey fine, no problem. There's the cash register. And right up there's the television camera. And there's a nice full face shot. How 'bout a profile? Look there's a couple of ways we can do this.
Kid at Grocery Store: I told you to shut up!
Quint: Fine. I'm just saying you gotta think these things through. You don't just come walking in to ...
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 40 secs by the BBFC to reduce the beating of Quint. The Hollywood DVD release is fully uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Take Me Home Tonight (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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18 September 2005 | by TSMChicagoSee all my reviews

Great film that takes me back to the '80s in a good way.

I agree with the positive reviews already posted and fondly remember "Black Moon Rising" projected on the giant screen at the Virgina Theater in Champaign, IL. The car chase scenes are tremendous and they don't trash the Dodge Daytona Turbo. I was driving the same car at the time and it has always been my favorite vehicle.

Considering the participation of John Carpenter and Roger Corman it really is a "good little film" as everyone seem to call it. New World released several of these small gems in the '80s. "The Philadelphia Experiment" and "Eddie and the Cruisers" come to mind. Small budgets, great stories and terrific acting in films that actually improve with age.

Any film with Tommy Lee Jones is worth a look and Linda Hamilton is always a looker. Check it out.


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