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The Man in the Moon Details

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In its elegiac nostalgia for the days of childhood innocence, [[Performer~P232025~Robert Mulligan~robertmulligan]]'s The Man in the Moon recalls another of Mulligan's earlier films, [[Feature~V50165~To Kill A Mockingbird~tokillamockingbird]]. Set in a Louisiana backwater town in the 1950s, the film chronicles the coming-of-age of a young teenage girl. Dani ([[Performer~P77086~Reese Witherspoon~reesewitherspoon]]) is a fourteen-year-old girl who shares a room with her seventeen-year-old sister Maureen ([[Performer~P74705~Emily Warfield~emilywarfield]]). During hot summer nights, they sleep on the screened-in back porch of their home, talking about romance, the future, and the meaning of life. Moving into the house next door is a handsome seventeen-year-old boy, Court Foster ([[Performer~P43063~Jason London~jasonlondon]]). Court meets Dani at the local swimming hole and they are immediately attracted to each other; through Court, Dani experiences her first true and perfect love. But when Court meets Maureen, the sparks really fly and Maureen falls in love with him too. Now Maureen is torn between holding back her love for Court or accepting his love and betraying her sister. A tragic event makes Maureen's mind up for her. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:November 15, 1991

Cast

Sam Waterston
as Matthew Trant
Tess Harper
as Abigail Trant
Gail Strickland
as Marie Foster
Reese Witherspoon
as Dani Trant
Jason London
as Court Foster
Emily Warfield
as Maureen Trant
Bentley Mitchum
as Billy Saunders
Ernie Lively
as Will Sanders
Shari Rhodes
Derek Ball
as Foster Twin
Anna Chappell
as Mrs. Taylor
Dennis Letts
as Doc White

Crew

Robert Mulligan
Director
Mark Rydell
Producer
Jenny Wingfield
Screenwriter
Frank Norwood
Screenwriter
Freddie Francis
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Trudy Ship
Editor
William M. Elvin
Production Designer
Gene Callahan
Production Designer
Fredda Slavin
Art Director
Jane Bogart
Art Director
Bill Borden
Associate Producer
Jerry Grandey
Associate Producer
Shari Rhodes
Executive Producer
William S. Gilmore
Executive Producer
Jane Bogart
Set Designer
John Moio
Stunts
Larry Holt
Stunts
Jeremy London
Stunts
Shari Rhodes
Casting
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