Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Cher
, Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
, Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
Norman Jewison


Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Cher
, Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
, Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
Norman Jewison

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2020
UPC: 0715515253017
Original Release: 1987
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 8,670

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, approved by Director Norman Jewison, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 1998 featuring Jewison, actor Cher, and Screenwriter John Patrick Shanley; New interview with scholar Stefano Albertini about the opera in the film; Interviews from 1987 with Cher, Jewison, and actors Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia Dukakis; Interview from 2002 with actor Danny Aiello; Interview from 1989 with Shanley about screenwriting and developing Moonstruck; At the Heart of an Italian Family, a 2006 program about the making of the film; The Music of "Moonstruck," a 2006 program featuring interview with Jewison and composer Dick Hyman; Trailer; English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Plus: An essay by critic Emily VanDerWerff

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 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
Philip Smith Set Decoration/Design
Lofti Travolta Choreography
David Watkin Cinematographer
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