Two Moon Junction
|Two Moon Junction|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Zalman King|
|Produced by||Donald Borchers|
|Written by||MacGregor Douglas (story)
|Music by||Jonathan Elias|
|Editing by||Marc Grossman|
|Distributed by||Lorimar Productions|
|Running time||104 min.|
|Box office||$1,547,397 (USA)|
Two Moon Junction is a 1988 American English language erotic thriller and romance film written and directed by Zalman King, starring Sherilyn Fenn and Richard Tyson. The original music score is composed by Jonathan Elias.
April Delongpre (Sherilyn Fenn) is the well-born daughter of a powerful Alabama senator and heiress to an old and respectable Southern family. One summer, while her fiancé Chad Douglas Fairchild (Martin Hewitt) is away on business, April commences an affair with Perry (Richard Tyson), a carnival roustabout she had met a few days previously.
April's grandmother Belle Delongpre (Louise Fletcher) has assigned the local sheriff Earl Hawkins (Burl Ives) to keep an eye on her. Belle and the sheriff conspire to get rid of Perry on the day of April and Chad's wedding. Perry escapes, and the film ends with April, wearing Chad's wedding band and nothing else (in a shower), appearing in Perry's shower in a new location, ready for his return from work; they kiss.
|Sherilyn Fenn||April Delongpre|
|Richard Tyson||Perry Tyson|
|Louise Fletcher||Belle Delongpre|
|Burl Ives||Sheriff Earl Hawkins|
|Kristy McNichol||Patti Jean|
|Martin Hewitt||Chad Douglas Fairchild|
|Don Galloway||Senator Delongpre|
|Millie Perkins||Mrs. Delongpre|
|Milla Jovovich||Samantha Delongpre|
The film was shot throughout Los Angeles County, with the major sequences filmed at The Shambala Animal Preserve, which is owned and operated by actress Tippi Hedren.
Later Film Parodies/References
2001's Joe Dirt sends up an early scene from the film, where April and Perry first set eyes on each other. To the tune of the same song from the original movie (George Thorogood's "Who Do You Love?"). David Spade stands in Richard Perry's place as a shirtless drifter-as-carnival-ride-operator, hair flying in the wind, stares down a blonde (whom he eventually seduces) in slo-mo while the ride whirls between them.
- Winner: Worst Supporting Actress - Kristy McNichol
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