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China Moon (1994)

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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.

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John Bailey

Writer:

Roy Carlson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Kyle Bodine
Madeleine Stowe ... Rachel Munro
Charles Dance ... Rupert Munro
Patricia Healy Patricia Healy ... Adele
Benicio Del Toro ... Lamar Dickey
Tim Powell ... Fraker
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Daryl Jeeters
Larry Shuler Larry Shuler ... Patrolman at Turner's
Robb Edward Morris ... Officer Pinola
Paul Darby Paul Darby ... CSU Photographer
Theresa Bean Theresa Bean ... Felicity Turner
Allen Prince Allen Prince ... Assistant M.E.
Sam Myers Sam Myers ... Blues Band
Anson Funderburgh Anson Funderburgh ... Blues Band
Matt McCabe Matt McCabe ... Blues Band
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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.

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He thought it was passion. It was deceit. He thought it was love. It was murder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luna de porcelana See more »

Filming Locations:

Bartow, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,038,499
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tig Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Benicio Del Toro and Charles Dance have both protrayed Bond Villans. Charles Dance in, For Your Eyes Only 1981. And Benicio Del Toro in, Licence To Kill 1989. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel and Kyle are enjoying a nighttime canoe ride, Kyle is shown rowing the boat. Yet it's obvious that the boat isn't moving. See more »


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Pink Lemonade
Written and Performed by Carl Sealove & Ira Ingber
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A good way to spend two hours
4 March 2001 | by gastonmSee all my reviews

China Moon was unexpectedly good. Whodunits usually aren't my favorites, but this one held my interest. The story has enough going for it to make for a solid mystery. Even though you know who killed whom, you're left second-guessing yourself as to motives and alliances until the very end.

There are enough twists and turns to keep you off-balance, but without the story confusion that often accompanies that kind of plot complexity. A surprise final scene provides a satisfying closure. The murder and resulting forensics are on the bloody side, but it's not out of place in the story line. Harris and Stowe turn in believable performances, making for an overall rating of 7 out of 10 stars.


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