Shoot the Moon
|Shoot the Moon|
French Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Alan Parker|
|Produced by||Alan Marshall
Edgar J. Scherick
|Written by||Bo Goldman|
|Editing by||Gerry Hambling|
|Release date(s)||February 19, 1982|
|Running time||124 minutes|
Shoot the Moon is a 1982 drama film directed by Alan Parker, written by Bo Goldman and starring Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, in their Golden Globe-nominated performances. The film also features Peter Weller, Karen Allen and Dana Hill. The film was entered into the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.
The marriage of Faith and George Dunlap is in serious trouble. From a distance, it would seem a picture of domestic bliss, a successful author with a beautiful wife and four daughters living in a converted farmhouse that he helped refurbish himself. But a crisis has come to all involved.
George has a mistress, Sandy, and wants to be with her. The trouble is, he doesn't want Faith to be with someone else in return. George is trying to find the courage to leave home, but hates the thought of his family and possessions in another man's hands.
The handsome Frank Henderson is hired by Faith to construct a tennis court. It is not clear whether she develops true feelings for Frank or simply wishes to even the score with her unfaithful husband, but for whatever reason, Faith begins an affair.
Their daughters resent George for breaking up the family this way. Faith puts up a false facade, planning to attend an evening in George's honor as he accepts a book award, but George becomes increasingly irrational as the women in his life prepare for a life without him.
At the time of its release, the film received international acclaim and was embraced by America's most respected film critics:
"Shoot the Moon is perhaps the most revealing American movie of the era.” 
“The Picture seems like a Miracle. A Beautiful Achievement.” 
"One of the Best Films of the Decade." 
|Albert Finney||George Dunlap|
|Diane Keaton||Faith Dunlap|
|Peter Weller||Frank Henderson|
|Dana Hill||Sherry Dunlap|
|Viveka Davis||Jill Dunlap|
|Tracey Gold||Marianne Dunlap|
|Tina Yothers||Molly Dunlap|
- "Festival de Cannes: Shoot the Moon". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
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- Shoot the Moon at the Internet Movie Database
- Shoot the Moon at Rotten Tomatoes
- Shoot the Moon at Box Office Mojo