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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Loretta Castorini
... Ronny Cammareri
... Cosmo Castorini
... Rose Castorini
... Mr. Johnny Cammareri
... Rita Cappomaggi
... Perry
Louis Guss ... Raymond Cappomaggi
... Old Man (as Feodor Chaliapin)
... Mona
... Felix
... Lucy
Nada Despotovich ... Chrissy
... Shy Waiter
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

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Life. Family. Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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MGM

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Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bride and the Wolf  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$127,599, 20 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,640,528
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1.37 : 1
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Cher, Olympia Dukakis and Nicolas Cage; and two Oscar nominees: Vincent Gardenia and Danny Aiello. See more »

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In the kitchen, Ronny finishes a glass of whiskey. In the next scene, the glass is on the table, with whiskey in it. See more »

Quotes

Ronny Cammareri: They say bread is life. And I bake bread, bread, *bread*. And I sweat and shovel this stinkin' dough in and out of this hot hole in the wall, and I should be *so* happy! Huh, sweetie?
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It Must Be Him
Performed by Vikki Carr (as Vicki Carr)
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Written by Gilbert Bécaud and Maurice Vidalin (uncredited)
English lyrics by Mack David (uncredited)
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Back in old Napoli, that's amore...
9 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Deliriously romantic comedy with intertwining subplots that mesh beautifully and actors who bounce lines off each other with precise comic timing, a feat that is beautiful to behold. When Cher's spineless fiancé asks her to help him make peace with his estranged, moody younger brother, no one could dream the consequences which follow. Operatic symbolism, Catholic church confessions, love bites and falling snow..."Moonstruck" is timeless and smooth. It takes about 15 minutes for the picture's rhythm to kick in (there's an early sequence with the grandfather and his dogs at the cemetery that's a little rough, and a following scene with Cosmo and the elderly man at the gate that seems obtuse), but the patchwork of the plot is interwoven with nimble skill, and the movie's wobbly tone and kooky spirit are both infectious. ***1/2 from ****


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