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Moonlight Mile (2002)

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As he copes with the death of his fiancée, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.

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Brad Silberling

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Brad Silberling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Joe Nast
Dustin Hoffman ... Ben Floss
Susan Sarandon ... Jojo Floss
Alexia Landeau ... Cheryl
Richard Messing Richard Messing ... Rabbi
Lev Friedman Lev Friedman ... Cantor
Bob Clendenin ... Server #1 (as Robert Clendenin)
Jim Fyfe ... Server #2
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Mrs. Meyerson
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Meyerson
Marcia Mitzman Gaven Marcia Mitzman Gaven ... Fashion Plate
Allan Corduner ... Stan Michaels
Holly Hunter ... Mona Camp
Careena Melia Careena Melia ... Diana Floss
Gary Hetzler Gary Hetzler ... Speedwalker
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Storyline

A young man lingers in the family home of his fiancee, after her accidental death. While grieving along with her parents and drawn into legal issues presented by a district attorney seeking justice for the family, he finds himself falling in love with another woman, against his own best intentions. Written by Eileen Peterson, unit publicist

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Taglines:

In life and love, expect the unexpected.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Touchstone

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby's in Black See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$329,771, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,835,856, 13 March 2003
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the final scene in Ben's (Dustin Hoffman's) real estate office, he gives Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) a piece of advice he wishes he would have given his deceased daughter. After kissing Joe on the forehead, he simply says "Go", which is the shortest, correct, complete sentence in the English language. See more »

Goofs

The jukebox in the bar could not have played "Moonlight Mile" by The Rolling Stones. That song was never released on a single. See more »

Quotes

June Mulcahey: [referring to Diana's death] He didn't tell me that you were
[pause]
June Mulcahey: still tied up in all that?
Joe Nast: Really?
June Mulcahey: No.
Joe Nast: Well, you know, it was kind of a deal, the whole thing. The clean-up alone took days. You'd be amazed at what a mess a high-caliber weapon can make, an in a restaurant, all those little pieces of - all of - well anyway, let's just say it was pretty time-consuming. Then you got the whole burial to deal with. This whole coffin business - much more complicated than people think. Standard sizes...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with "For all our loves...departed, or yet to arrive..." See more »

Connections

References Ordinary People (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet Me in the Morning
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Published by Rams Horn Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surprisingly good indie with an amazing cast
4 July 2005 | by Travis_Bickle01See all my reviews

When I first started watching this movie I was a bit confused. I had expected some drama and romance, but instead it looked like a comedy! But when I kept watching, I realised I was wrong, although I have to admit that the first half an hour is rather comedy than drama.

Anyway, "Moonlight Mile" is highly enjoyable. What exactly makes this movie so great? It's the acting. The cast is outstanding. Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman are truly amazing as always. Jake Gyllenhaal, who we know from "Donnie Darko", was excellent as well. But, like I already said, Hoffman and Sarandon are the true stars in this one. They were both so funny from time to time! "Moonlight Mile" is definitely worth watching! A true indie with great performances!

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