Two Moon Junction (1988)

R | 104 mins | Drama, Romance | 29 April 1988

Director:

Zalman King

Producer:

Donald P. Borchers

Cinematographer:

Mark Plummer

Editor:

Marc Grossman

Production Designer:

Michelle Minch

Production Companies:

DDM Film , Lorimar Motion Pictures™
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HISTORY

The 17 Jan 1988 LAT announced the forthcoming picture, referring to its working title, Two People In Love. Three months later, the 19 Apr 1988 HR reported that the picture, with the title change to Two Moon Junction, had been acquired for distribution by the Samuel Goldwyn Co., and was scheduled for a 15 May 1988 European premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
       According to an item in the 22 Apr 1988 BAM, the film was set to open on 29 Apr 1988.
       The film marked the motion picture debut of actress Milla Jovovich, credited onscreen by only her first name, “Milla.” The picture marked the last feature film role of actor Burl Ives.
       A direct-to-video sequel titled Return to Moon Junction was released in 1995.
       End credits state: “Our special appreciation and thanks to: Adolph Coors Company; American Motors; Anheuser Busch Company; Gil Aranow; Bijan Eau De Parfum; BMW of North American; Andrea Bresler; Stewart Brookman; Cynthia Campos; Creative Film Promotions; Fred Davis; Neil Fischer; Bob Fukuyama; Seth Gold; Gary Greenberg; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Kemsley Shows; Terry Kirby; Gary Kurfirst; David Landau; Jeff Levy; Ira Lippy; Mansour Travel Company; Peter Matorin; Moet & Chandon; Tina Neilson; Patricia Louisiana Knop; Norm Marshall & Associates, Inc.; Doug O’Neons; Pi Beta Phi; Royal Crown Cola ... More Less

The 17 Jan 1988 LAT announced the forthcoming picture, referring to its working title, Two People In Love. Three months later, the 19 Apr 1988 HR reported that the picture, with the title change to Two Moon Junction, had been acquired for distribution by the Samuel Goldwyn Co., and was scheduled for a 15 May 1988 European premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
       According to an item in the 22 Apr 1988 BAM, the film was set to open on 29 Apr 1988.
       The film marked the motion picture debut of actress Milla Jovovich, credited onscreen by only her first name, “Milla.” The picture marked the last feature film role of actor Burl Ives.
       A direct-to-video sequel titled Return to Moon Junction was released in 1995.
       End credits state: “Our special appreciation and thanks to: Adolph Coors Company; American Motors; Anheuser Busch Company; Gil Aranow; Bijan Eau De Parfum; BMW of North American; Andrea Bresler; Stewart Brookman; Cynthia Campos; Creative Film Promotions; Fred Davis; Neil Fischer; Bob Fukuyama; Seth Gold; Gary Greenberg; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Kemsley Shows; Terry Kirby; Gary Kurfirst; David Landau; Jeff Levy; Ira Lippy; Mansour Travel Company; Peter Matorin; Moet & Chandon; Tina Neilson; Patricia Louisiana Knop; Norm Marshall & Associates, Inc.; Doug O’Neons; Pi Beta Phi; Royal Crown Cola Company.” More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
BAM
22 Apr 1988
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Apr 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
5 May 1988
p. 3, 15.
Los Angeles Times
17 Jan 1988
Section K, p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
2 May 1988
Calendar p. 5.
New York Times
30 Apr 1988
Section C, p. 17.
Screen International
23 Apr 1988.
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Variety
4 May 1988
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Distributed by Lorimar Motion Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d unit dir
2d unit asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Chief lighting tech
Asst chief lighting tech
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Video op
Still photog
Key grip
Best boy grip
2d unit dir of photog
2d unit asst cam
2d unit gaffer
2d unit key grip
Loc lighting equip supplied by
Grip equip and truck furnished by
Arriflex cam and lenses supplied by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Art dept coord
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
FILM EDITORS
1st asst ed
Asst ed
Negative cutters
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Floral des
Leadman
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Prop master
Asst prop master
COSTUMES
Cost des
Key costumer
Ward asst
Bridal wedding gowns by
Ballgowns
Ballgowns
MUSIC
Mus comp and arr
Mus coord
Mus coord
Mus coord
Mus prod
Mus realized by
Mus realized by
Creative assoc
Addl arr
Addl arr
Studio asst
Studio asst
Studio asst
Studio asst
Exec mus prod
Assoc mus prod
Assoc mus prod
Mus ed
SOUND
Prod sd mixer
Sd apprentice
Sd supv
Sd supv
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Mechanical eff by
Eff tech
Eff tech
Eff tech
Eff tech
Eff coord
Titles and opticals
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Hairdresser
Asst makeup and hair
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Walla group
Prod accountant
Loc mgr
Loc scout
Prod coord
Prod coord
Asst coord
Asst to dir
Asst to prod
Prod asst
Casting asst
Extra casting coord
Extra casting
Extra casting
Extra casting
Voice casting
Voice casting
Dial coach
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Transportation capt
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Paramedic
Studio teacher
Craft service
Animals provided by
Animals provided by
"Jake's" trainer
Asst animal trainer
Security guard
Security guard
Producer's representative
Insurance provided by
Insurance provided by
Completion bond provided by
Completion bond provided by
Prod payroll services by
Prod accounting software
Prod accounting software
Mobile dressing facilities
Prod offices & stage provided by
COLOR PERSONNEL
Colorist
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming,” performed by the Notre Dame Glee Club, written by Michael Praetorius, arranged by Archibald T. Davidson, published by E. C. Shirmer Music Company, Inc. Boston
“Who Do You Love?” performed by George Thorogood, courtesy of EMI-Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., written by E. McDaniel, published by Arc Music Corp.
“Never Tell No Lies,” performed by Billy Bizeau, written by Billy Bizeau and Michael Jonzun, courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. and Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. and Boston International Music
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SONGS
“Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming,” performed by the Notre Dame Glee Club, written by Michael Praetorius, arranged by Archibald T. Davidson, published by E. C. Shirmer Music Company, Inc. Boston
“Who Do You Love?” performed by George Thorogood, courtesy of EMI-Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., written by E. McDaniel, published by Arc Music Corp.
“Never Tell No Lies,” performed by Billy Bizeau, written by Billy Bizeau and Michael Jonzun, courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. and Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. and Boston International Music
“Roller Coaster,” performed by PJ and the Magic Bus, written and produced by PJ, published by PJ Music
“Taken,” written, performed, and published by Raymond G. Zimmerman and Jon Ewen
“Trance,” performed by Lorin Jonzum, courtesy of Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. and Boston International Music
“You Are So Beautiful,” written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher, published by Irving Music, Inc. & Almo Music Corp.
“Dig,” written and performed by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, published by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Music Publishing Company (BMI)
“Man With A Gun,” performed by Jerry Harrison: Casual Gods, courtesy of Phonogram Ltd. and Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products, written by Jerry Harrison, published by Construct Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Two People in Love
Release Date:
29 April 1988
Premiere Information:
European premiere at Cannes Film Festival, France: 15 May 1988
Los Angeles and New York opening: 29 April 1988
Copyright Claimant:
DDM Film Corporation
Copyright Date:
2 May 1988
Copyright Number:
PA368424
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
104
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After graduating from college, debutante April Delongpre and her fiancé, Chad Douglas Fairchild, arrive at her family’s home in Alabama. After April is welcomed back by her parents, Senator and Mrs. Delongpre, and her younger sisters, Samantha and Jody, she settles in and plans her wedding. While April takes her sisters to a traveling carnival, Perry, a ride operator and drifter, flirts with her, but she ignores him. Before leaving, Perry hands April her misplaced wallet. Later, unable to sleep and thinking about Perry, April returns to the carnival and finds him playing fetch with his dog, Tom. Perry flirts with her again, but April rejects his advances. In the morning, April’s family leaves for a weekend trip. Alone in the house, she hears the shower in the bathroom and finds Perry. April orders him to leave, but he insists that her visit the night before was an invitation to come over. As he approaches, April gives in and makes love with him. Later, April listens a to a telephone message from Chad, and regrets cheating on him. Visiting her grandmother, Belle, April tells her that she feels unsure about who she is. However, Belle insists Chad is the most appropriate choice for her and her family. After April leaves, Belle telephones her old friend Sheriff Earl Hawkins, and asks him keep an eye on her granddaughter. Driving to the fairgrounds, April finds Perry drunk with a woman named Patti Jean. Although angry that Perry is with another woman, he persuades her to go with Patti Jean to purchase more alcohol. Patti Jean ... +


After graduating from college, debutante April Delongpre and her fiancé, Chad Douglas Fairchild, arrive at her family’s home in Alabama. After April is welcomed back by her parents, Senator and Mrs. Delongpre, and her younger sisters, Samantha and Jody, she settles in and plans her wedding. While April takes her sisters to a traveling carnival, Perry, a ride operator and drifter, flirts with her, but she ignores him. Before leaving, Perry hands April her misplaced wallet. Later, unable to sleep and thinking about Perry, April returns to the carnival and finds him playing fetch with his dog, Tom. Perry flirts with her again, but April rejects his advances. In the morning, April’s family leaves for a weekend trip. Alone in the house, she hears the shower in the bathroom and finds Perry. April orders him to leave, but he insists that her visit the night before was an invitation to come over. As he approaches, April gives in and makes love with him. Later, April listens a to a telephone message from Chad, and regrets cheating on him. Visiting her grandmother, Belle, April tells her that she feels unsure about who she is. However, Belle insists Chad is the most appropriate choice for her and her family. After April leaves, Belle telephones her old friend Sheriff Earl Hawkins, and asks him keep an eye on her granddaughter. Driving to the fairgrounds, April finds Perry drunk with a woman named Patti Jean. Although angry that Perry is with another woman, he persuades her to go with Patti Jean to purchase more alcohol. Patti Jean tells April that Perry has been constantly talking about her. Meanwhile, a carnival ride malfunctions. Unable to stop it, Perry destroys the power generator for the entire carnival. During the blackout, carnival vendors and workers attack Perry. As Patti Jean and April return, they go to help. When Perry’s dog, Tom, bites one his attackers, the animal is killed by a switchblade knife. When the brawl is over, Perry is fired and ordered to leave the carnival. Picking up Tom’s body, he leaves with April and Patti Jean. After burying Tom in a field, they go to a bar. Later, Perry and April check into a motel and make love throughout the night. In the morning, April goes to retrieve her car from the fairground, and finds the carnival gone. As she drives away, Sheriff Earl Hawkins follows her. Returning to the motel, April catches Perry flirting with the housekeepers, and they get into a screaming match. April forgives Perry, and offers to buy him breakfast. As they eat, April talks about her favorite place, a lake pavilion owned by her grandmother called Two Moon Junction. After April leaves, Sheriff Hawkins approaches Perry and handcuffs him. Driving to the field where Perry buried Tom, Sheriff Hawkins says it is private property and he needs to remove the dead dog. Perry is heartbroken, but Sheriff Hawkins allows him to cremate Tom, then drives Perry to the Alabama-Mississippi border, and orders him not to return. The day before her wedding, April is surprised to see Perry setting up tents for the reception in her parents’s backyard. Belle arrives, and recognizes Perry from Sheriff Hawkins’s description. In the evening, April finds a message from Perry written in lipstick on her bedroom mirror: “Two Moon Junction Midnight.” When April arrives, she offers Perry $5,000 to leave town, but he refuses her money. Angry, April tells Perry she is no longer attracted to him. However, Perry leads her to a pavilion and introduces her to his new puppy, Max. April reminisces about the wild times she and her cousins spent at Two Moon Junction, and her attraction to Perry overtakes her. Afterward, April cries over again cheating on Chad. The following day, Perry prepares to leave. As he starts his truck, a Sheriff’s deputy arrives. Aiming his rifle, he fires at Perry, but misses. Perry knocks the deputy unconscious, and leaves town with his puppy. Meanwhile at the church, April hesitates before walking down the aisle. Sheriff Hawkins informs Belle that Perry is gone. Lying to April, Belle says she offered Perry a bribe and he took the money. Although April knows that Perry would not accept money from Belle, she decides to marry Chad for the sake of her family. Elsewhere, Perry takes a job as a dishwasher in a new town. Returning to his motel room, he hears someone in the shower and finds April. With her wedding ring on, April and Perry continue their affair. +

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