Box of Moonlight
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|Box of Moonlight|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Tom DiCillo|
|Produced by||Thomas Bliss
|Written by||Tom DiCillo|
|Music by||Jim Farmer
|Edited by||Camila Toniolo|
|Distributed by||Box of Moonlight Pictures Corporation|
|August 30, 1996 (Italy)
July 25, 1997 (USA)
This article needs an improved plot summary. (October 2017)
Al Fountain is a methodic and somewhat neurotic engineer. On the way home from work after leaving his construction site, he takes a side trip for nostalgia's sake in the woodland area. There he meets Buck "The Kid", an eccentric character who gives him a new perspective on his life.
- John Turturro ... Al Fountain
- Sam Rockwell ... "The Kid", aka Buck/Bucky
- Catherine Keener ... Floatie Dupre
- Lisa Blount ... Purlene Dupre
- Annie Corley ... Deb Fountain
- Rica Martens ... Doris
- Alexander Goodwin ... Bob Fountain
- Dermot Mulroney ... Wik
- Stuart Greer ... Stinky
- Sam Gleason ... Rental Car Lot Attendant
The hotel that Turturro's character stays at during his trip is still[when?] an actual operating hotel in Maryville, Tennessee, that is still named the 411 Motel, on Hwy 411. Many of the scenes were shot in South Knoxville near Seymour.
Most of the in-town driving scenes were filmed in East and North Knoxville, Maryville, and Alcoa. Many of the routes are not consistent.
The 1998 Lions Gate release includes a "secret" commentary by Tom DiCillo that is not listed on the packaging.
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