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Liar's Moon (1982)

PG | | Drama, Romance | September 1982 (USA)
A poor kid elopes with a banker's daughter.

Director:

David Fisher

Writers:

Janice Thompson (story), Billy Hanna (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Jack Duncan
Cindy Fisher ... Ginny Peterson
Hoyt Axton ... Cecil Duncan
Margaret Blye ... Ellen 'Babs' Duncan (as Maggie Blye)
Broderick Crawford ... Col. Tubman
Christopher Connelly ... Alex Peterson
Molly McCarthy Molly McCarthy ... Connie Peterson
Tiffany Stettner Tiffany Stettner ... Lisa Peterson
Yvonne De Carlo ... Jeanene Dubois
Susan Tyrrell ... Lora Mae Bouvier
Jim Greenleaf Jim Greenleaf ... Mike Miller
Mark Atkins Mark Atkins ... Bobby Adams
Tonja Walker ... Karen Covucci
Richard Moll ... Det. Roy Logan
David Underwood David Underwood ... Richard Thompson
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Storyline

In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. Over her father's strenuous objections, she spends time with Jack. At summer's end, Jack and Ginny elope to Louisiana (where 17-year-olds can marry without their parents' permission), and he gets a job in the oil fields. Her dad hires a menacing private eye to find them, Ginny's pregnant, her town doctor gives her horrible news, and Jack's mom has her own agenda. It seems that Jack and Ginny have grown up under a liar's moon. What will these sweethearts do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lua das Mentiras See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hanna Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Tonja Walker. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in 2 versions, with happy or sad endings. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »

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Calling My Children Home
Performed by The Country Gentlemen
Courtesy of Rebel Recording Company
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a perfect teen romance drama
15 May 2008 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

LIARS MOON is a genuine rarity: a very well produced teenage "Romeo and Juliet' drama made in 1981 and set in the deep south of the good ol' USA in 1950 - and thank god, nobody jumps off the Tallahatche Bridge a-la Ode To Billy Joe. I do believe this gorgeous film made no impression at the time... and I recently found this exquisite film on DVD in 2008 - and I am thrilled to tell ya all, this is a really really good film. There are many excellent and interesting aspects to LIARS MOON: the fantastic and accurate set design and art direction; the astute casting; the fact that the film is also made on genuine locations that really add HUD and RACING WITH THE MOON big studio quality imagery; and then there is Matt Dillon... aged about 18 and on the cusp of super-stardom thanks to THE OUTSIDERS and RUMBLEFISH. Other great acting parts belong to Broderick Crawford, Yvonne de Carlo and Susan Tyrrell, each equally effective in this beautifully created film. The photography and the lighting especially add authenticity with superb photography and image ideology. The costumes and use of real locations are the sort of quality wish-list we all want to see in a film of this style and emotion. It all works because this film is made with love care and some healthy budget. Find it and show it to teenagers.. especially daughters and nieces who will swoon squeal and cry on cue for a delicious family night at home on DVD ..in a film that does not flinch from difficult topics and good romantic suspense. In the credits you will also find Patrick Swayze's mum as choreographer.


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