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Moonlight Mile (2002)

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

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 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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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the film comes from "Moonlight Mile" - a song from The Rolling Stones' 1971 album Sticky Fingers. See more »

Goofs

Massachusetts did not have the death penalty in the early '70s. See more »

Quotes

Bertie: You think if you just run around fast enough, figure out what everyone wants, no one's gonna notice what a coward you are? Are you that scared? - You sleep in that house, eat their food... you act like everyday's just another Sunday
[pause]
Bertie: you think if you just keep it up, these people won't notice their daughter's missing?
Joe Nast: What are we doing that's so different? - Lend a hand, Bertie! There's not a body in that bar that thinks Cal McGinnis is ever coming home!
[pause]
Joe Nast: You think I don't know that...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features The Newlywed Game (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Thing
Written and Performed by Van Morrison
Published by WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Caledonia Soul Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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