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Black Moon Rising (1986)




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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.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Desmond Nakano, John Carpenter, Steve De Jarnatt, Richard Dilello
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On DVD: Jan 30, 2001
Starmaker Entertainment


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
Dave Adams
as Foreman
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Critic Reviews for Black Moon Rising

All Critics (9) | 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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Like a stolen car, it moves pretty fast, if erratically.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Cokliss's direction strains for a stylishness it doesn't achieve, yet his fundamentally straightforward style brings out the abstract design of the plot.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It took three screenplay writers to concoct this rather unamazing action-thriller about cars, thieves, and dirty tricks.

Full Review… | August 25, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Entirely forgettable car chase flick.

July 31, 2002

September 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Black Moon Rising


Very unbelievable even while TRYING to suspend belief. Probably intended as a parody, but not far-fetched enough in my opinion. It just comes across as a poor movie.

Rick LeBlanc

This film has a good 80's feel it's not bad but not great? You get to see Linda Hamilton Boob and leaves you with the question. Was Tommy Lee Jones ever young?

Jon Fassnacht

Good 'ol 80's shlop. Not terrible, certainly watchable. Enjoy an entertaining young Tommy Lee Jones.

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