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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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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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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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John Mahoney later revealed that his role in the film got him widespread attention, helping him get cast in the TV series Frasier (1993). See more »

Goofs

Loretta goes to the liquor store after returning from the airport and orders a bottle of wine. The male clerk says the price is $11.99 and Loretta hands him a bill which he gives his wife who puts it in the cash register. The wife hands the change to her husband who then hands two bills and a coin to Lorreta saying it was the change for her twenty. Even if sales tax was not disclosed to Loretta, two bills and one coin can not possibly make up the correct change for a twenty dollar bill. 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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That's Amore
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Music by Harry Warren (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks (uncredited)
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So warm
17 August 1998 | by See 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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