MoonstruckDirector: Norman Jewison, Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia
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When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta Castorini (Cher) lives. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Cammareri must visit his dying mother in Sicily. In his absence, Loretta is supposed to try to patch up the differences between Johnny and his brother, bakery operator Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage). Having never forgiven Johnny for indirectly causing the accident that crippled him, Ronny flies into a rage whenever his brother's name is mentioned. He does, however, fall for Loretta like a ton of bricks. After a torrid affair, Loretta tries to avoid Ronny out of respect to Johnny, but he's just too fascinating to resist. Meanwhile, Loretta's father (Vincent Gardenia) is fooling around with his mistress Mona (Anita Gillette), while Loretta's mother (Olympia Dukakis) is wooed by a college professor (John Mahoney). These brief flings are forgiven and forgotten, but there's still the delicate situation of Loretta being in love with her future brother-in-law. A now-classic romantic comedy, Moonstruck won Oscars for Cher, Olympia Dukakis, and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley.
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Cast & Crew
|Nicolas Cage||Ronny Cammareri|
|Vincent Gardenia||Cosmo Castorini|
|Olympia Dukakis||Rose Castorini|
|Danny Aiello||Johnny Cammareri|
|Julie Bovasso||Rita Cappomaggi|
|Louis Guss||Raymond Cappomaggi|
|Feodor Chaliapin||Mr. Castorini,Loretta's Grandfather|
|Joe Grifasi||Shy Waiter|
|David S. Howard||Ira|
|Louis di Bianco||Jimmy|
|Tommy Hollis||Parking Attendant|
|Matt Myers||Cab Driver|
|Mimi Cecchini||Old Woman|
|Catherine Scorsese||Customer at Bakery|
|Max Raven||Angry Passenger|
|Theoni V. Aldredge||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Daniel Davis||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Dick Hyman||Score Composer|
|Dennis L. Maitland||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Barbara Matis||Art Director|
|Bonnie Palef-Woolf||Associate Producer|
|Philip Rosenberg||Production Designer|
|John Patrick Shanley||Screenwriter|
|Philip Smith||Set Decoration/Design|
1. Start [4:11]
2. A Proposal Done Right [9:27]
3. Telling the Family [11:48]
4. "I Lost My Hand!" [8:33]
5. The Wolf and the Bride [6:00]
6. As Big As the Moon [7:39]
7. Nothing to Talk About [2:10]
8. A Night at the Opera [7:41]
9. Why Men Chase Women [4:14]
10. See No Evil... [7:43]
11. Johnny Is Back [9:42]
12. Wedding Off, Wedding On [6:45]
Audio Set Up: English
Audio Set Up: French
Audio Set Up: Spanish
Subtitles: Subtitles Off
Commentary Featuring Cher, Director Norman Jewison and Writer John Patrick Shanley: On
Commentary Featuring Cher, Director Norman Jewison and Writer John Patrick Shanley: Off
Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family
Pastas to Pastries; The Art of Fine Italian Food
Italian Food Center
Piemonte Ravioli Co.
Music of Moonstruck
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Great ethnic family theme. Great acting and enjoyable plot. Have watched it many times over the years.
Pretty good movie. I wondered which movie that quote, "Snap out of it!" was from. Obviously from this movie. At first I thought it was from another Cher movie called Mermaids. I don't know. Like I said pretty good movie and funny and cute.
I really enjoyed this movie. I am already a fan of Nicolas Cage and Cher, so I thought I would enjoy it. But I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed all the characters. So many lines from the movie made me laugh out loud. I would highly recommend.
Moonstruck is a funny,unforgettable movie. The performances of the stars is unforgetable. It "smacks" of truth in ones' life - but does so with a sense of humor, i.e., purported love affair of the father. I've seen the movie so many times and still love it.
This was the greatest Cher movie I have seen. Even though I have only seen two of her movies this was the greater. The actors are great. The suspense and drama between the characters was fully portrayed. Cher was great, funny and playful. Everyone who is into Cher sould really see this!
Moonstruck is a wonderful romantic comedy that stands the test of time. It is about love, conflict and family ties within a big Italian family in New York. The actors in this movie are a great ensemble - Cher, Nicholas Cage, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia and a youngish John Mahoney. I have watched this movie time and time again with my mother and also with my husband and it never gets old. There are myriad references to the moon and its influence over love - "la bella luna." With music from the opera "La Bohème" and also Dean Martin's "That's Amore," it is a lively, loving movie where you really do care about all of the characters. The key phrase at the end of the movie sums it all up - "A la familia!!"
Outstanding! Well Acted! Great script! Full of passion!
Love the movie, hate pan and scan. This needs to be re-released in wide screen format; would then be 5 star
Moonstruck is my favorite movie and has been for many years. It has all the charm and nuances of a classic. Cher does a fabulous job, as do the others in this all-star cast, potraying a very quirky woman denying her search for love. One of my favorite lines: Rose (Loretta's mother) says to Loretta (Cher)"Loretta, do you love him?" Loretta replies "Ma, I love him awful." Rose says "That's too bad." See it!
A timeless film that can make a gray day, sunny and cheerful. Great dialogue, music, and actors make the film a modern classic.
I really enjoyed this movie. This movie helped make me a Nicolas Cage fan. All the actors were great in their roles. Very entertaining.
Don't buy this DVD. Wait until it comes out in Widescreen format! This stinks