Moonstruck

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary featuring Cher, Director Norman Jewison and writer John Patrick Shanley; "Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family" documentary; "Music of Moonstruck" featurette; "Pasta to Pastries: The Art of Fine Italian Food" - Interactive map of Little Italy; Collectible Italian recipe cards
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The overused phrase "intoxicating romantic comedy" is undeniably accurate when applied to Moonstruck. The movie that gave Cher an Oscar, it is an unabashedly romantic affair, high on its own brand of wacky ethnicity and sage, voluptuous observations of love and human nature. Aside from being one of Norman Jewison's best-loved films, Moonstruck also featured several of its actors in some of the best performances of their screen careers. In particular, Nicolas Cage's portrayal of wolfish, one-handed Ronny endeared him to legions of female filmgoers who were charmed by his off-kilter charisma, while Cher's portrayal of the weary, practical Loretta established her as a movie star worth watching no matter what the quality of the movie. A great deal of Moonstruck's strength also came from the performances of its supporting actors, with Olympia Dukakis in particular providing gravity and dry wit as the Castorini family matriarch. Moonstruck is an enduring classic, one of the best "date" movies ever made.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • UPC: 027616143129
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cher Loretta Castorini
Nicolas Cage Ronny Cammareri
Vincent Gardenia Cosmo Castorini
Olympia Dukakis Rose Castorini
Danny Aiello Johnny Cammareri
Julie Bovasso Rita Cappomaggi
John Mahoney Perry
Louis Guss Raymond Cappomaggi
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Mr. Castorini, Loretta's Grandfather
Anita Gillette Mona
Nada Despotovich Chrissy
Joe Grifasi Shy Waiter
Robin Bartlett Barbara
Helen Hanft Lotte
David S. Howard Ira
Robert Weil Bobo
Amy Aquino Bonnie
Tony Azito Cortie
Frank Gio Florist
Ann McDonough Nancy
John Jones Lowell
Lisa Howard Patricia
Cynthia Dale Sheila
Nicholas Pasco Eddie
Al Therrien Bob
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
Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director, Producer
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Davis Art Director, Production Designer
Howard Feuer Casting
Dick Hyman Score Composer
Lou Lombardo Editor
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Matis Art Director
Bonnie Palef-Woolf Associate Producer
Patrick Palmer Producer
Lee Rich Producer
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
John Patrick Shanley Screenwriter
Phil Smith Set Decoration/Design
Lofti Travolta Choreography
David Watkin Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Moonstruck
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]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Moonstruck
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   Languages
      Audio Set Up: English
      Audio Set Up: French
      Audio Set Up: Spanish
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      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
         Grotta Azzurra
         Ferrara Pastries
         Gelato Stand
         Italian Food Center
         Piemonte Ravioli Co.
         Florio's Restaurant
      Music of Moonstruck
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    Funny

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Charming movie!!

    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!!"

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Movie

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cher - a very different Cher.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Moonstruck Struck Me

    I really enjoyed this movie. This movie helped make me a Nicolas Cage fan. All the actors were great in their roles. Very entertaining.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Moonstrauck

    Outstanding!

    Well Acted!

    Great script!

    Full of passion!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pan and Scan? You've Got to be Kidding Me

    Don't buy this DVD. Wait until it comes out in Widescreen format! This stinks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    why not widescreen?

    Love the movie, hate pan and scan. This needs to be re-released in wide screen format; would then be 5 star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Greatest Movie EVER!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Witty, Classic Italian American Comdey

    A timeless film that can make a gray day, sunny and cheerful. Great dialogue, music, and actors make the film a modern classic.

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