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Moonstruck (1987)

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Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

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Norman Jewison
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cher ... Loretta Castorini
Nicolas Cage ... Ronny Cammareri
Vincent Gardenia ... Cosmo Castorini
Olympia Dukakis ... Rose Castorini
Danny Aiello ... Mr. Johnny Cammareri
Julie Bovasso ... Rita Cappomaggi
John Mahoney ... Perry
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Raymond Cappomaggi
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Old Man (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Anita Gillette ... Mona
Leonardo Cimino ... Felix
Paula Trueman ... Lucy
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Chrissy
Joe Grifasi ... Shy Waiter
Gina DeAngeles Gina DeAngeles ... Old Crone
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Storyline

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life. Family. Love.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The studio heads had Peter Gallagher in mind for the role of Ronny Cammareri, but Cher adamantly wanted Nicolas Cage to play Ronny, as she thought he could play "crazy" more realistically. She shot a screen test with Gallagher, and also one with Cage. After the tests, the studio still wanted Gallagher in the role. However, Cher fought for Cage, insisting that she wouldn't do the movie without him. The studio relented, and Cage was cast. Gallagher would eventually be cast in a similarly themed film, While You Were Sleeping (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Cosmo is pouring champagne to celebrate Loretta and Ronny's engagement, you see Ronny holding Loretta's left hand with the ring on her middle finger. In the next scene, the ring is on her ring finger. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Would anyone like some oatmeal?
Ronny Cammareri: Yes, Mrs. Castorini, I would LOVE some oatmeal.
Loretta Castorini: No, we don't want any oatmeal!
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Crazy Credits

As the rest of the end credits roll, the moon is on the left side of the screen. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

La Bohème
Performed by Renata Tebaldi and Carlo Bergonzi
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
Music by Giacomo Puccini (uncredited)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica (uncredited)
with Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (uncredited)
Conducted by Tullio Serafin (uncredited)
1959
(Act I: "Questo 'Mar Rosso' mi ammollisce e assidera" / Act I: "O soave fanciulla" / Act II: "Quando men' vo" / Act III: "Addio... Donde lieta usci al tuo grido d'amore")
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So warm
17 August 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

So wonderful, so quirky, so romantic, so Italian. The film is so feather -light you float off into its refracted reality and you never want to return to the humdrum again. A kitchen sink world of bakeries, and hairdressers, and plumbing, but one that shimmers with a soft luminescence. Should the credit go to the screenplay or the direction? Take your pick -- they're both faultless. Let me get back to that New York City that lies just beyond the looking glass.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Latin

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride and the Wolf See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$127,599, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$80,640,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,641,169
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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