Full Moon in Blue Water

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A low-budget comedy-drama, slow to start, in which Masterson's uncinematic direction, and first-time screenwriter Bill Bozzone's reliance on characterisation, reveal their shared theatrical backgrounds. Hackman helps no end with a strong performance as the self-pitying, cynical owner of a poky bar on the Texas Gulf Coast. Mounting debts, combined with the disappearance of his wife, lead him to the verge of selling out to unscrupulous land-grabbers. But that same day he also has to contend with the muddled kidnapping of his wheelchair-bound father-in-law (Meredith), a hold-up, and a bust-up with his casual girlfriend (Garr). Low-key stuff with an assortment of eccentric rednecks, probably better suited to the small screen.


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Masterson
Bill Bozzone
Gene Hackman
Teri Garr
Burgess Meredith
Elias Koteas
Kevin Cooney
David Doty
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