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 (Elias Koteas). Strange and unexpected events follow, the upshot of which may leave Floyd even worse off than before.


Critic Reviews for Full Moon in Blue Water

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Funny and appealing, this is the kind of quiet and assured Hollywood movie that used to be more common in the 50s; the local flavor is caught perfectly, and every member of the cast shines.

Nov 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Low-key stuff with an assortment of eccentric rednecks, probably better suited to the small screen.

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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In spite of the participation of a number of talented people, Full Moon in Blue Water is almost as immediately forgettable as its title.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Quite simply, Hackman is the finest actor of his generation.

Jan 1, 2000

Full Moon in Blue Water is such a likable film in so many little ways that you want to forgive it for being so bad in so many big ones.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An insufferable sentimental comedy that resembles too much a TV sitcom to make for good cinema.

Jun 4, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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