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Two Moon Junction (1988)

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

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Zalman King

Writers:

Zalman King (story), Macgregor Douglas (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... April Delongpre
Richard Tyson ... Perry Tyson
Louise Fletcher ... Belle Delongpre
Burl Ives ... Sheriff Earl Hawkins
Kristy McNichol ... Patti Jean
Martin Hewitt ... Chad Douglas Fairchild
Juanita Moore ... Delilah
Don Galloway ... Senator Delongpre
Millie Perkins ... Mrs. Delongpre
Milla Jovovich ... Samantha Delongpre (as Milla)
Nicole Rosselle Nicole Rosselle ... Jody
Kerry Remsen ... Carolee
Hervé Villechaize ... Smiley (as Herve Villechaize)
Dabbs Greer ... Kyle
Chris Pedersen ... Speed (as Chris Pederson)
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Storyline

April has just graduated from an exclusive Southern college. She's just returned home to her family mansion to prepare for her semi-arranged marriage to "the right man", a man approved by April's father, a Senator. During a trip to the local fair, April meets Perry, the kind of man she always wanted but never knew. Her parents are aghast, as Perry is exactly the kind of man they don't want her associating with. April must reconcile the expectations of her family and her fiancée with the passion she feels for Perry. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Let your body move your mind See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seducción de dos lunas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$558,908, 1 May 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,547,397
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title may be a pun, given the erotic nature of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the dance hall/pool room sequence, the shadow of the camera crew can be seen on the dance hall floor. See more »

Quotes

Patti Jean: So, what color's your living room?
April: White. But it's not my house, its my parents.
Patti Jean: Is your bedroom white too?
April: It's beige with floral print.
Patti Jean: My whole place down in Texas is wood panel. Never lived in anything but. Except when I lived in Vegas. I was married to my second husband, he was this guy in the Air Force. They put us up at this high-rise condo at Indian Springs that was great. A prefab with a balcony.
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Connections

Followed by Return to Two Moon Junction (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming
Performed by The Notre Dame Glee Club
Written by Michael Praetorius
Arranged by Archibald T. Davidson
Published by E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc. Boston
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A good old fashioned bodice ripper!
9 April 2002 | by BrettCSee all my reviews

Okay, let's take this movie for what it is -- a bodice ripper romance novel put on the screen for you to enjoy. It's hardly anything more than that, but does it have to be? The film is set in the "deep south", but the faulty accents and in-and-around LA locations sometimes give it away. It's a highly stylized exercise in melodramatic erotica. There's no mystery here -- even the ending can be seen coming a mile away! Basically the plot is a Southern Belle sows her wild oats before her wedding, and finds herself torn between sensuality and stability. She meets a carny who offers her one last hot fling before she marries her boring college sweetheart. Which one will she chose?

What's to like? Sherilyn Fenn is radiant as April, and overcomes most all of the bad dialogue. She's a great actress! Kristy McNichol steals the few scenes she is in with a flair for comedy and easy earthy sensuality! Why is she not doing more? Richard Tyson plays a rough and tumble drifter carny who gets to pout and preen as a male "himbo" who is justly portrayed as good at one thing. The plot is silly, and you even get an over-the-top Louise Fletcher appearing as the matriarch who knows all too well that "lust fades, but financial security is worth everything!"

I love this movie though. It is charming in its own way, and sensual without being too graphic. Nothing is subtle, but it pays off as one of the most enjoyable Zalman King outings ever! Notice the almost "ALL WHITE" costumes! These people spend a fortune on bleach. Notice the hottest scene seems to be when Sherilyn Fenn and Kristy McNichol dance together on a deserted jukejoint floor. Notice the great soundtrack! Let yourself go, and enjoy an old-fashioned pot boiler romance filmed and acted better than it ever had a right to be.


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