Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)




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Written by playwright Bill Bozzone, Full Moon in Blue Water stars Gene Hackman as Floyd, the owner of a small bar in a coastal Texas town. Floyd's emotional baggage is awesome: he has never recovered from the death of his wife, he is saddled with his senile father "The General" (Burgess Meredith), and creditors hound him at his fireside. Good-hearted bus driver Louise (Teri Garr) tries her best to offer moral and financial support, as does Floyd's right-hand man, former mental patient Jimmy … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Bozzone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Media Home Entertainment



as Louise Taylor

as The General

as Charlie

as Virgil

as Dorothy

as Jack Hill

as Johnny Gorman

as Man No. 1

as Announcer

as Talk-Show Guest

as Guest's Wife

as Digby

as Secretary

as Vocalist

as Stranger #1

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Critic Reviews for Full Moon in Blue Water

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The depressing and amateurish screenplay makes the lead character into a totally unsympathetic bozo.

| August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

"great stars in a mediocre comedy-drama"

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Full Moon in Blue Water


A lot of layback and unpleasantness with some good moments. The impression was given that the sun was never going to shine on Gene Hackman throughout the whole movie. In fact, the happiest thing is going on while the end credits roll. Blue Water is a town.

Alaine B

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