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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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Eloy
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Ted Breughel
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Buck Heller
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Uncle Mort
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Aunt Anita
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Himself
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Swedish Architect
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Helen Flagella
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John Garson ...
Maurice Blaget / Conductor
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An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

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You're Born. You Live. You Shop. You Die.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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PG

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September 1984 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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John Belushi was supposed to appear in the film, but he died seven weeks before shooting began. See more »

Goofs

After the bus changes its destination sign to "The Moon", in the next shot when it starts to drive off, the sign has reverted back to "New York City". See more »

Quotes

Doctor Bronner: Welcome to the Moon! Your Moon-O-Rama Consumer Adventure is about to begin.
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References The Time Machine (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! My Pa-Pa
Written by Paul Burkhardt
English words by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons
Performed by Eddie Fisher
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Mainly for fans of bizarre cinema
19 January 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I had wanted to see this movie for years, but until just recently it was next to impossible to see, never getting an official release. But it finally popped on TV, and I made sure to record and watch it. After seeing it, I can only say, "Strange... very strange..." Note that I didn't say it's an *awful* movie. The production design is very good, managing to capture the look and feel of movies made forty or so years earlier. And it's so offbeat that you can't help but be curious enough to stick with it in order to see how things will work out. But the problem is that the movie concentrates more on being strange than working to have strong characters and a solid story. Eventually I got somewhat tired of the movie. But if you are a fan of strange major Hollywood studio movies, it is definitely a must see. And it's unlikely a movie like this would get made today by a major Hollywood studio, so you might want to grab the chance to see this rarity.


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