Black Moon Rising

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Black Moon Rising
Black Moon Rising (1986 film) poster art.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Steven Chorney
Directed by Harley Cokliss
Produced by Douglas Curtis
Written by John Carpenter
William Gray
Desmond Nakano
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Misha Suslov
Edited by Todd C. Ramsay
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release dates
  • January 10, 1986 (1986-01-10)
Running time
100 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,500,000

Black Moon Rising is an action motion picture made in 1986 directed by Harley Cokeliss (credited under his birth name Harley Cokliss), written by John Carpenter and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn, plus Keenan Wynn in his final screen role. The focus of the film was the theft of a prototype vehicle called the Black Moon.


Working for the US Government to retrieve a cassette with vital information, Sam Quint, a former CIA agent (Jones), runs into Marvin Ringer (Lee Ving), another hitman he replaced, who is after the same cassette. In a desperate attempt to evade Ringer and get the tape back to a government official (played by Bubba Smith), Quint hides the cassette in a 300-MPH prototype vehicle, the Black Moon, which is on a transporter destined for a public presentation in Los Angeles.

Before Quint can recover the cassette, Nina (Hamilton) steals the Black Moon, with Quint on her tail, and returns it to a warehouse, the headquarters for the car thief ring headed by Ed Ryland (Vaughn). Quint must lure Nina into helping him recover the Black Moon, with the help of its driver and his crew, and make it out alive with the cassette and the car before the next day.



The Black Moon was based on the 1980 Wingho Concordia II designed by Bernard Beaujardins and Clyde Kwok, made by Wingho Auto Classique in Montreal.[1][2] Only one of these had been built, so in the movie, a copy of the car cast from a mold was used for stunts, as well as a third replica of the interior only.

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  1. ^ "Design Section". Wingho Auto Classique, Inc. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Newsbites - The Most Beautiful Car in the World". McGill University. 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 

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