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Black Moon Rising (1986)

A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

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Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss)

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John Carpenter (screenplay by), Desmond Nakano (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Quint
Linda Hamilton ... Nina
Robert Vaughn ... Ryland
Richard Jaeckel ... Earl Windom
Lee Ving ... Ringer
Bubba Smith ... Johnson
Dan Shor ... Billy Lyons
William Sanderson ... Tyke Thayden
Keenan Wynn ... Iron John
Nick Cassavetes ... Luis
Richard Angarola ... Dr. Melato
Don Keith Opper ... Frenchie (as Don Opper)
William Marquez William Marquez ... Reynoso
David Pressman ... Kid at Grocery Store
Stanley DeSantis ... The Mover
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Storyline

A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this thief is discovered in his attempt, he hides the tape inside a prototype car, but unfortunately there is someone else interested in this vehicle. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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There's a darker side to Sam Quint. Steal from him and you'll find out... See more »

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Moon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,775,388, 12 January 1986

Gross USA:

$6,637,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,637,565
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones uses an original H&K P7 9mm pistol in the film. He carries the pistol without a round in the chamber, even though it is widely known to be among the safest handguns ever built and purposely designed to carried with a round in the chamber. He also used an identical P7 in Under Siege (1992). See more »

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In the opening scene, the comic rack behind the young man with the gun is a spinner rack. It changes position and and comics between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Quint: [to store clerk] Coffee?
Kid at Grocery Store: [entering with gun drawn] Alright freeze! One move and you're both dead! You here me asshole?
Quint: This something new for you son?
Kid at Grocery Store: Shut your goddamn mouth!
Quint: Hey fine, no problem. There's the cash register. And right up there's the television camera. And there's a nice full face shot. How 'bout a profile? Look there's a couple of ways we can do this.
Kid at Grocery Store: I told you to shut up!
Quint: Fine. I'm just saying you gotta think these things through. You don't just come walking in to ...
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut is 15 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by Chari Brandon and Jack Littlejohn
Performed by Chari Brandon
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Yet another 80's supercar movie, but the car doesn't take center stage in this one. Tommy Lee Jones does.
26 January 1999 | by DcnBluesSee all my reviews

Ho hum, another 80's supercar movie... no wait, that's Tommy Lee Jones. And Linda Hamilton. And the car doesn't get all that much screen time! Wait, could this be a (gasp!) real movie? Yes!

The car (an aircraft-composite alternate-fuel vehicle named "Black Moon") doesn't get much in the way of road time, as it's the target of some ne-er-do-well car thieves early in the flick. But Tommy Lee's got to get something he dropped back... and it's in the car. And what's this? The car theft ringleader (Robert Vaughn) is a white-collar corporate type who's not about to just let it be driven away? Hrmm... this isn't sounding like our usual crash-em-up plot here. Lots of intrigue, quite a bit of steamy interaction between Jones and Hamilton, and some wonderful stuntwork (including jumping a car from one skyscraper to another). Definitely worth a couple of bucks at the video store for a few nights.


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