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.

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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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