Two con artist brothers attempt to swindle a soon-to-be wealthy heiress, but things get complicated when one falls in love with her.


Prince, Michael Ballhaus (uncredited)


Becky Johnston (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince ... Christopher Tracy
Jerome Benton Jerome Benton ... Tricky
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Mary Sharon
Steven Berkoff ... Mr. Sharon
Emmanuelle Sallet Emmanuelle Sallet ... Katy
Alexandra Stewart ... Mrs. Sharon
Francesca Annis ... Mrs. Wellington
Pamela Ludwig ... Girlfriend
Barbara Stall Barbara Stall ... Girlfriend
Karen Geerlings Karen Geerlings ... Girlfriend
Victor Spinetti ... The Jaded Three #1
Myriam Tadesse Myriam Tadesse ... The Jaded Three #2
Moune De Vivier Moune De Vivier ... The Jaded Three #3
Amoury Desjardins Amoury Desjardins ... Young Boy at Party
Garance Tosello Garance Tosello ... Young Girl at Party


Two cousins from Miami, Florida are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman, Mary Sharon (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), set to inherit fifty million dollars from her father. At first, Tricky (Jerome Benton) has Christopher Tracy (Prince) talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the cousins, and Tricky tells all about the plan. Written by Jathanis <>

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Theatrical movie debut of Dame Kristin Scott Thomas (Mary Sharon). See more »


The handwriting "Wrecka Stow" on the napkin changes between the restaurant and the bedroom where Mary Sharon is holding the napkin on her bed. See more »


Christopher Tracy: I must have that disease, what's the name of it?
Mary: It's called Stupid.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1986 (1987) See more »


Written and Performed by Prince and The Revolution
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The midnight movie returns from the dead.
17 January 2000 | by stiv-7See all my reviews

Yeah, I know I only gave this movie a 7, but the vote is a relative thing. Not everything can be a 10. If I were voting on the basis of genre, then definitely a 10. Anyways, I digress. Under the Cherry Moon is the finest movie Prince ever directed (and if you've seen the abysmal Graffiti Bridge, you know what I mean), and the fact that he took over from Mary Lambert (who went on to direct the ludicrously bad Pet Sematary)at the last minute, further proves my point. Prince and erstwhile sidekick Jerome Benton play a pair of hustlers who make no bones about their profession; in fact, the fun they have is so infectious, it seems to take all the sleaze out of it. Merrily they go along until Christopher (Prince) lays eyes on Kristin Scott-Thomas and goes completely ga-ga, forgetting altogether the pair's objective of swindling her out of her fortune. This is a fun movie, one that manages to evoke the feel of a 30s screwball comedy injected with a modern sensibility. The music is among Prince's finest (and most cohesive album-wise), and most rhythmically inventive. Don't rent this expecting to see a work of cinematic art; this is pure entertainment, plain and simple. If you're looking for something you can watch strictly for fun, check this one out. For those who have seen it and love as I do, I have two words for you: Wrecka Stow!

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English | French

Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under the Cherry Moon See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,150,924, 6 July 1986

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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