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Box of Moon Light (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1997 (USA)
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »

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Tom DiCillo

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Tom DiCillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Al Fountain
Sam Rockwell ... The Kid
Catherine Keener ... Floatie Dupre
Lisa Blount ... Purlene Dupre
Annie Corley ... Deb Fountain
Alexander Goodwin ... Bobby Fountain
Dermot Mulroney ... Wick
Mike Stanley ... Doob
Rica Martens Rica Martens ... Doris
Ray Aranha Ray Aranha ... Soapy
Robert Wightman ... Dex
James Richardson James Richardson ... Taco
Stephen Dupree Stephen Dupree ... Elwood
Eugene Wolf Eugene Wolf ... Lyle
Reathel Bean Reathel Bean ... Luvven Coddle
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Storyline

Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Box of Moonlight See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,500, 27 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$720,717, 21 September 1997
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Features wrestling from Smokey Mountain Wrestling. See more »

Goofs

When watching wrestling and eating hot dogs with the Kid, Al's hot dog goes from half-eaten to him taking the first bite of it back to half-eaten depending on the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Al Fountain: What's seven times twelve?
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References The Green Berets (1968) See more »

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Gun Control
Written by Tom DiCillo (as T. "Smallbore" DiCillo)
Performed by Tom DiCillo (as T. "Smallbore" DiCillo)
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More full-frontal Sammy...
8 April 1999 | by SamLowry-2See all my reviews

Sam Rockwell is an excellent actor. He also does not shy away from quirky roles that require liberal use of nudity. Just as in "Lawn Dogs," Sammy shows it all in "Box of Moonlight." The film is really an actor's showcase for John Tuturro too. He is perfect as the socially inept engineer who is "shown the (moon) light" by Rockwell. One can quibble about the choices the two characters make on their road to emotional "freedom," but the movie is charming none-the-less, and a nice companion film to "Lawn Dogs" in its depiction of life in south central America. This is an "Adult Fable," So suspend your need for action, and discover you have new needs: for character development, for dialog, for symbolism, for magic.


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