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Under the Hula Moon (1995)

In the desert outside Cactus Gulch, Arizona, Buzzard and Betty Jean Wall live in a trailer decorated in Hawaiian themes. Betty's trying to get pregnant. Buzz wants to market "Cammo," a sun ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Celentano

Writers:

Jeff Celentano, Greg Webb (as Gregory Webb)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Buzzard Wall
Emily Lloyd ... Betty Wall
Chris Penn ... Turk Dickson
Musetta Vander ... Maya Gundinger
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Bob
Edie McClurg ... Dolly
Robert Madrid ... Juan
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Trucker (as James Staskel)
Carel Struycken ... Clyde
Ray Bumatai Ray Bumatai ... King
Tina Naughton Tina Naughton ... News Reporter
Debra Christofferson ... Kim Jones
Billy Campbell ... Marvin (as Bill Campbell)
Molly McClure ... Grandmother
Deep Roy ... Bus Driver
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In the desert outside Cactus Gulch, Arizona, Buzzard and Betty Jean Wall live in a trailer decorated in Hawaiian themes. Betty's trying to get pregnant. Buzz wants to market "Cammo," a sun block lotion that looks like camouflage; but financing is tough to find and Betty thinks he should get a real job. Buzz's half-brother Turkey, a murderous psychopath, escapes from jail, comes to the trailer, ties up Buzz, kidnaps Betty, steals $10,000 they've just won from Publisher's Clearing Hut's Lucky Loser drawing, and heads for Mexico. Buzz is untied by Maya, an ex-girlfriend who's now a TV reporter in search of a story. They pick up Turk's trail and set out to rescue Betty. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Their road to paradise just took a turn for the worse. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisitirio gia ton Paradeiso See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Betty Wall: Stop wasting water!
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Features Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Ultra strange violent comedy.....
6 February 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Under the Hula Moon" is a very uneasy mixture of violence and dark comedy. Though not totally successful, this edgy combination will no doubt satisfy those with "cult movie" interests. Chris Penn (as Turk ) provides the unpredictable explosive violence, while Stephen Baldwin (as Buzz) and Emily Lloyd provide lighter moments in their "Hawaiianized desert house trailer". The movie contains some very sharp dialog that is absolutely priceless. Turk "You can't turn a pussy into a wildcat". Buzz " Maybe not but where you're going (prison) they can turn an asshole into a pussy". This is a low budget gem just waiting to be discovered by the right audience. - MERK


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