Black Moon Rising

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A John Carpenter story served as the launching pad for Black Moon Rising. Veteran thief Quint (Tommy Lee Jones) is hired by the FBI to steal some politically volatile computer tapes. The owners of the tapes are displeased, and begin chasing Quint all over the countryside. Just when he's about to surrender his booty, Quint's car -- wherein the tapes are stored -- is stolen by Nina (Linda Hamilton). She delivers the car to her corporate-villain boyfriend Ryland (Robert Vaughn), who runs a hot auto ring. Nina then has second thoughts and decides to throw in with Quint...and round and round we go. The "Black Moon" of the title is the name Quint's high-tech, low-slung vehicle.

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Richard Jaeckel
as Earl Windom
Lee Ving
as Ringer
William Sanderson
as Tyke Thayden
Keenan Wynn
as Iron John
Richard Angarola
as Dr. Melato
David Pressman
as Kid at Grocery Store
Al White
as Maintenance Man
Bill Moody
as Windbreaker Man
Dalton Cathey
as Maitre d'
Frank Dent
as Technician #1
Rudy Daniels
as Officer
Don Pulford
as Ringers Man #2
Lisa London
as Redhead
Doug MacHugh
as Casino Security #1
Carl Ciarfalio
as Ringers Man #1
Robert Vaughn
as Ed Ryland
Bubba Smith
as Johnson
Dan Shor
as Billy Lyons
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Critic Reviews for Black Moon Rising

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

  • It all gets off to a cracking start, only to dwindle very rapidly into thin and predictable variations on the formulaic ploys.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Like a stolen car, it moves pretty fast, if erratically.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • Cokliss's direction strains for a stylishness it doesn't achieve, yet his fundamentally straightforward style brings out the abstract design of the plot.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • The film looks good, but it's never as zippy as its plot requires.

    Jun 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Black Moon Rising is the epitome 80s movie and I loved every minute of it.

    Jun 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • One long, fuel economy-eroding idle before a mildly interesting vehicle stunt. For all its potential, "Black Moon Rising" only proves history's deep, dark cracks are there for a reason and some movies are fated to fall into them at 325 miles an hour.

    Feb 29, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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