Pontiac Moon
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Pontiac Moon

Director: Peter Medak, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd

Cast: Peter Medak, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd

     
 

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A dysfunctional family reunites during the Apollo XI moon landing in this drama starring real-life couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. In 1969, eccentric teacher Washington Bellamy (Danson) turns the arrival of men on the moon into a science project for his son Andy (Ryan Todd). They drive across the country to Idaho's Spires of the Moon National Park, where the

Overview

A dysfunctional family reunites during the Apollo XI moon landing in this drama starring real-life couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. In 1969, eccentric teacher Washington Bellamy (Danson) turns the arrival of men on the moon into a science project for his son Andy (Ryan Todd). They drive across the country to Idaho's Spires of the Moon National Park, where the odometer of Washington's classic Pontiac Chief will read 238,857, the exact mileage traveled by Apollo XI. Left behind is wife and mother Katherine (Steenburgen), an agoraphobic who never recovered emotionally from a miscarriage seven years earlier. On the road, Washington and Andy encounter a Native American soldier (Eric Schweig), a flirty barfly (Cathy Moriarty) and Washington's long-lost brother (Max Gail). Back home, Katherine nervously ventures outside to follow her family. When Washington's car breaks down, he steals a new engine, bringing the authorities after him and leading to a rendezvous at the park between father, son, mother, and cops, as the astronauts simultaneously land on the moon. Pontiac Moon (1994) was a critical lemon for director Peter Medak, who enjoyed more success with his British crime dramas such as The Krays (1990) and Let Him Have It (1991).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
UPC:
0097363296041
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround; English subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ted Danson Washington Bellamy
Mary Steenburgen Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd Andy Bellamy
Eric Schweig Ernest Ironplume
Cathy Moriarty Lorraine
Tamara Wilcox-Smith Buffalo Bar Singer
Max Gail Jerome Bellamy
Lisa Jane Persky Alicia Frank
J.C. Quinn Bartender
John Schuck Officer
Don Swayze Local
Gene Borkan Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke Ranger
Keith MacKechnie Gas Station Attendant
Leslie Ryan Auburn
Arthur Senzy Mechanic
James Oscar Lee Buffalo Bar Singer

Technical Credits
Peter Medak Director
Jeffrey Beecroft Production Designer
Bob Benedetti Executive Producer
Jeffrey D. Brown Producer,Screenwriter
Anne V. Coates Editor
Ted Danson Producer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Robert Franco Set Decoration/Design
Cellin Gluck Asst. Director
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jeffrey Brown Producer,Screenwriter
Jane Jenkins Casting
Thomas Kloss Cinematographer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Robin Oliver Asst. Director
Kim Ornitz Musical Direction/Supervision
Sharon Roesler Co-producer
Robert Schaffel Producer
Peggy Schnitzer Costumes/Costume Designer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Finn Taylor Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Youssef Vahabzadeh Producer
Rick Waddell Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Battle for Survival
2. Quiet Desperation
3. House Rules
4. Spires of the Moon
5. One Perfect Act
6. Stepping Out
7. Restraint
8. The Farm
9. Kind Stranger
10. Cheek to Cheek
11. The Accident
12. Taking Control
13. Serendipity
14. No More Lies
15. Race to the Moon
16. One Giant Leap
17. End Credits

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