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Moonlight Mile (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2002 (USA)
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.

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 »

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Trivia

The cast includes three Oscar winners: Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, and Holly Hunter; and two Oscar nominees: Jake Gyllenhaal and Edward Lachman. See more »

Goofs

When Joe Nast and Ben Floss are walking down the street, the car holding the camera is reflected in the storefront windows. See more »

Quotes

Jo Jo Floss: When I go to bed at night I do 4 things. I drop my robe, slide under the sheets, turn on my left side and stick out my ass. That's it. That's the signal. I just - I back it right up there because I know when I do, no matter how cold the damn thing is, no matter how difficult it might feel, no matter how desperately we want to kill each other it's gonna be met by this warm body on the other side that's gonna hold it. Two arms that... wrap around, pull me out of my head, quiet the voices, save me...
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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

I Want to Take You Higher
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o Mijac Music (BMI)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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So close, but...
19 July 2003 | by onlycuriousSee all my reviews

How I wish I could pin this one on the director. Of late, I've been particularly peeved with "directorial artsiness", manifested by music playing over dialog, backlighted scenes, hand-held cameras, etc. It didn't happen in Moonlight Mile. And the acting was superb -- certainly to be expected with three Oscar winners, a bright up-and-coming young man, and a shining new ingenue. But, it dragged. Oh, my, how it dragged. Scenes that looked as though film had been purchased wholesale; painfully unscripted silences; sequences that appeared more "stills" than "movies. Is the director at fault? Perhaps...but can you really blame the director? Because, in this case, the director also WROTE the screenplay! In other words, he apparently WANTED it that way. So, what can I say...except that I will carefully avoid any further efforts on which Mr. Silberling writes, directs...and produces. Unless I need a sleeping potion, accompanied by skilled but wasted actors.


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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

Gross USA:

$6,835,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,011,050
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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