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Black Crescent Moon (2008)

A small town sheriff who's investigating a murder at the local diner ends up finding more than he bargained for in the town and in himself.


Adam Pertofsky


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Credited cast:
William Atherton ... Jo Dexton
Joanne Baron ... Bitsy
Gil Bellows ... Sam
Bob Bledsoe ... Scotty Stetson
Brent Briscoe ... Earl
Eric Bruskotter ... Eric
D.W. Moffett ... Jack Wagner
Meredith Monroe ... Suzy Beacon
Nate Mooney ... Bucky Adelson
Charles Napier ... Father Woods
James Aaron Oliver ... Charlie Dexton (as James Oliver)
Brad Pennington ... Scooter
Josh Phillips ... Good humor man
Daylon Reese ... Nick
Mike Starr ... Leroy Brown


A small town sheriff who's investigating a murder at the local diner ends up finding more than he bargained for in the town and in himself.

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If no one did it why is everyone so guilty?


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language






Release Date:

15 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Черен полумесец See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Decent actors, bad writing
8 July 2010 | by rokkrrSee all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of how bad writing can make good actors look inept. The writing is downright laughable. Most of the lines would make even hardened soap opera fans squirm, I suspect. Despite that, there's a kernel of a decent movie here. Some rewrites and a change in lead actors would have helped a lot.

I think the director was aiming for film noir, but ended up with something altogether less. There are a good number of talented mid-level recognizable Hollywood faces in this, but the lead, James Oliver, makes his bad lines even worse. Gil Bellows, William Atherton, D.W. Moffett and a good number of others are severely wasted here. The rest do what they can with a mediocre situation.

Slow pacing, muddled and pointless story lines make this a movie to not waste time with.

They should have called this movie "Hey, It's a Paycheck."

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