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Night Moves (2013)

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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director:

Kelly Reichardt

Writers:

Jonathan Raymond (as Jon Raymond), Kelly Reichardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Josh
Dakota Fanning ... Dena
Peter Sarsgaard ... Harmon
Alia Shawkat ... Surprise
Logan Miller ... Dylan
Kai Lennox ... Sean
Katherine Waterston ... Anne
James Le Gros ... Feed Factory Clerk
Traber Charles Burns Traber Charles Burns ... Felix
Autumn Nidalmia Autumn Nidalmia ... Mable
Barry Del Sherman ... Corser
Jason Rojas Jason Rojas ... Activist 1
Clara Mamet ... Activist Filmmaker
Mikey Kampmann Mikey Kampmann ... Activist 2
Matt Malloy ... Boat Owner
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Storyline

Josh and Dena, two young environmental activists, are planning a large scale act to force the world to think about what they're doing to the environment. They pull in Harmon, a man with a sketchy past, to help them pull off their big plan. However, unforeseen consequences bring a whole host of guilt, paranoia and other problems, and their ultimate act will change themselves more than the world around them. Written by Anne Campbell

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Moves See more »

Filming Locations:

Medford, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,488, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$271,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$858,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the movie there is an implied romantic liaison between Dena and Harmon. The characters, played by Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, also appear in Very Good Girls (2013) where Sarsgaard's character has an ongoing romantic interest in Fanning's character, which is not necessarily welcomed. See more »

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In the opening scenes of the film, Josh and Dena are shown at Lake of the Woods, which is in southern Oregon. Later in the film, when they are heading to the lake with the boat, they mention that they will have to put in "upstream at Lake of the Woods". The following morning, Josh asks what is going on as people are reading the news, and it is said that "Someone blew up Green Peter Dam last night", and later when Josh is at the library, the news article mentions Green Peter Dam, and the Santiam River, which Green Peter Dam impounds to form Green Peter Lake. Green Peter Dam is outside of Sweet Home, and is over 100 miles from Lake of the Woods. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dena: Whoa, I think that was an Oriole. I didn't know we had those.
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San Francisco Street
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Performed by Sun Rai
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I enjoyed it, but it was really, really slow.

The film comes down to the raw basic of film making as it tells a very suspenseful story of three environmentalist about to become Eco terrorist.

The movie's best quality is that it's real low key. They don't try to hide the purpose of the movie or why they are doing anything. They keep this artistic freedom to a low,so the movie is not frustrating or hard to follow.

Which is good because this movie is painfully slow. No real action is in the movie. All the best action is done off camera so you just have to imagine what's going on, which is not hard cause the focus of the movie is clear.

I myself found the movie enjoyable, but I will admit there a lot of slow parts that I almost fell asleep on.


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