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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 June 2003
A college girl decides to get to know her estranged father before she begins her education, but his life turns out to be nothing that she expected.

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Sam Pillsbury

Writers:

Michael De Guzman (novel), Michael De Guzman (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Matheson ... Al Dodge
Sean Young ... Sandy Bateman
Edward Asner ... Auggie Sinclair
Kristen Bell ... Alison Dodge
Bug Hall ... Tim Spooner
David Correia David Correia ... Ramirez
Brooke Davis Brooke Davis ... Girl 1
Jeffrey Phelps ... Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian L. Marble Brian L. Marble ... Man at Bar
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Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father Al, who wasn't at all waiting for another eternally yapping, meddling, domestic girl in his quiet, supporting life in Arizona backwater Moonlight Bay, by a lake. After a rocky start, she stays and both are faced with each-other and themselves. Written by KGF Vissers

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A Daughter's Love Can Heal A Father's Heart.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla scoperta di mio padre See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Auggie Sinclair: It's only too late when you're dead, my friend.
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Under-the-Radar Dirty-Old-Man Gem
28 February 2010 | by fredk_usSee all my reviews

My partner and I were watching this film on the Lifetime network and adding its memorable quotes to the empty section here at its IMDb page. We soon started giggling at the audacity in innocence. The film concerns a summer between the 17-year-old daughter of a late-40s drunkard Dad punctuated mostly by an overused Ad Asner as one of the colorful locals. Anyhow, the film totally reads as a very soft porn tape. The father has his girlfriend, and the daughter meets a neighbor boy, but the sexual lives of the two cannot but help to color their moments together: in his trailer, bobbing in the lake, up on a roof, etc. Kudos for the nerve of the writers. Aside from this campy subtext, the story is not at all dull. The guitar is clichéd, but the tale moves tenderly forward!


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