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Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 November 1994 (USA)
An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Finn Taylor (story), Finn Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Washington Bellamy
Mary Steenburgen ... Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd Ryan Todd ... Andy Bellamy
Eric Schweig ... Ernest Ironplume
Cathy Moriarty ... Lorraine
Max Gail ... Jerome Bellamy
Lisa Jane Persky ... Alicia Frank
J.C. Quinn ... Bartender
John Schuck ... Officer
Don Swayze ... Local
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke Ron Burke ... Ranger
Ramsey Ellis Ramsey Ellis ... School Kid
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ... Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha Suzanne Ircha ... Waitress
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Storyline

An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Taglines:

Sometimes the journey of becoming a family can be as difficult as going to the moon.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Traum von Apollo XI See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,669
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Whoopi Goldberg was originally set to star as Katherine Bellamy. At the time, Goldberg was dating Ted Danson who would later marry her replacement in the film Mary Steenburgen. See more »

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In the scene where Andrew is driving the car, the rigging of a trailer hauling the car can be seen as the camera zooms out. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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Reach Out and I'll Be There
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Performed by The Four Tops
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Ted Danson must have loved making this movie...
10 November 2006 | by dleiker-1See all my reviews

Dan Dansen plays the Jr high eccentric teacher with a spirit for science you will always remember. Mary S. reclusive & homebound cannot leave her home until Dan & his son secretly set out on a cross country trip to 'spiars of the moon' driving in a 1960 Pontiac. Mary S. chasing after Dan in a amphibious car. The trip for both takes the audience along for more fun & adventure & laughs to the 'spiars of the moon' (a meteor crater). I highly recommend this movie to anyone waiting to take this kind of inspiring ride with Dan & Mary.

Along the way Dan loses his wallet, stranded in the desert at night, & is being chased by the Police. Dan's son who keeps a pet snake for the whole trip becomes quite useful in a bar.

The film seems so realistic & possible which added to all the Fun. ENJOY.


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