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Luminous Motion (1998)

A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she ... See full summary »

Director:

Bette Gordon

Writers:

Scott Bradfield (based on the novel 'The History of Luminous Motion' by), Robert Roth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Fitzgerald ... Man #1
Conn Horgan Conn Horgan ... Man #2 (as Con Horgan)
Martin Alvin Martin Alvin ... Man #3
P.J. Brown P.J. Brown ... Man #4
Eric Lloyd ... Phillip
Deborah Kara Unger ... Mom
Bruce MacVittie ... Norman
Jamey Sheridan ... Dad
Terry Kinney ... Pedro
Jed Holdren Jed Holdren ... Stranger
James Berland James Berland ... Rodney
June Stein June Stein ... Ethel
Paz de la Huerta ... Beatrice
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A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she gets her own place. Then the kid's father shows up to try to take the two over. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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an amoral tale

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Based on the 1989 novel THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION by Scott Bradfield. See more »

Soundtracks

Uh, Zoom Zip
Written by Sebastian Steinberg/Yuval Gabay/Mark Degli Antoni (as Mark De Gli Antoni)/Mike Doughty (as M. Doughty)
Performed by Soul Coughing
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Little Doughty Music (BMI)/WB Music Corp.
Published by Our Pal Dolores (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A deeply moving tale...
10 January 2001 | by macgyvermagicSee all my reviews

Although the actual dying of people is never shown, the feeling that it actually happened is created. In my opinion a great accomplishment. I can totally understand what Philip must have felt. I also liked the links to chemistry. As far as I know they were totally correct and gave the story a nice turn. (I study chemistry).


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Official Sites:

Artistic License Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The History of Luminous Motion See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,277, 21 May 2000

Gross USA:

$51,380
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Fiona Films, Good Machine See more »
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