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 (screenplay by), Desmond Nakano (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Quint
Linda Hamilton ... Nina
Robert Vaughn ... Ryland
Richard Jaeckel ... Earl Windom
Lee Ving ... 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 ... Frenchie (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>

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From the mind of John Carpenter comes the towering adventure that thunders across Los Angeles and explodes 30 stories above it! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

The Black Moon was based on a Canadian car prototype design called the Wingho Concordia II which was first unveiled to the public in 1980. Only one of these were ever actually built so the car seen in the film is a copy cast from molds. See more »

Goofs

When the owner of "Black Moon" is describing the car at The Betsy, he says the body is made from "Kelvar". The super-strong plastic is "Kevlar", not Kelvar. 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 Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) See more »

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Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Beauty & The Beast
7 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones in a love scene??!! Yikes: what a scary thought. It happened maybe only once on film in his illustrious career. This is that film. With Linda Hamilton, too! I guess this is another version of her TV show, "Beauty and The Beast."

Okay, I don't mean to be that nasty because Jones is a terrific actor and usually a lot of fun to watch, especially when he's chasing bad guys.

This film really had a Class B-type of feel to it despite the presence of those two actors, along with Robert Vaughn and Richard Jaekel....and a very cool car called "Black Moon."

The best thing about the movie was that it was fast-moving, meaning it was interesting enough not to get bored. Other than that, it's an ordinary heist tale that isn't too memorable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Moon Rising See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,775,388, 12 January 1986

Gross USA:

$6,637,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,637,565
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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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