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Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)

In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to ... See full summary »

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Peter Masterson

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Bill Bozzone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Floyd
Teri Garr ... Louise
Burgess Meredith ... The General
Elias Koteas ... Jimmy
Kevin Cooney ... Charlie
David Doty David Doty ... Virgil
Gil Glasgow ... Baytch
Becky Ann Baker ... Dorothy (as Becky Gelke)
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Lois
Alexandra Masterson ... Annie (as Lexie Masterson)
William Larsen William Larsen ... Jack Hill
Mitchell Gossett Mitchell Gossett ... Marone
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Johnny Gorman
Ben Jones ... Digby
Ed Geldart Ed Geldart ... Man #1
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In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to everybody. His senile father-in-law The General lives with him demanding care. He has two employees, the former inmate of a mental institution Jimmy and the spinster Louise that has a love affair with him and has offered her saving to become his partner. Floyd has a huge tax debt and his pseudo-friend Charlie is forcing him to sell the place very cheap. However Louise finds that a bridge will be built soon and will increase the value of the bar. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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barkeeper | bar | coast | texas | bridge | See All (52) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Trottel vom Texas-Grill See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Gross USA:

$450,726
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Hackman and Teri Garr also were co-stars in "Young Frankenstein" (1974). See more »

Quotes

The General: There are no real men around anymore, goddamit.
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Survivor Of Love
Music and Lyrics by Phil Marshall
Performed by The Mersh Bros. Band
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Great Cast Wasted in a Poor Story
29 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Texas, Floyd (Gene Hackman) is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy (Becky Gelke), who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to everybody. His senile father-in-law The General (Burgess Meredith) lives with him demanding care. He has two employees, the former inmate of a mental institution Jimmy (Elias Koteas) and the spinster Louise (Teri Garr) that has a love affair with him and has offered her saving to become his partner. Floyd has a huge tax debt and his pseudo-friend Charlie (Kevin Cooney) is forcing him to sell the place very cheap. However Louise finds that a bridge will be built soon and will increase the value of the bar.

"Full Moon in Blue Water" is a film where a great cast is wasted in a poor story. The excellent Gene Hackman is not tailored for a romance and despite the sweet and also excellent Teri Garr, there is no chemistry in their relationship. Burgess Meredith is totally wasted in the role of a senile old man. The absurd situations are too silly and in the end, "Full Moon in Blue Water" is a forgettable movie released only on VHS. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Lua Cheia em Blue Water" ("Full Moon in Blue Water")


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