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China Moon

99 min
Romance | Thriller
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John Bailey
Country: USA
Release Date: 1994-03-04
Filming Locations: Bartow, Florida, USA
Budget: $15,000,000
Gross: $3,038,499 (USA) Admissions 76,410 (France)
Madeleine Stowe
Madeleine Stowe
China Moon
Ed Harris
Kyle Bodine
Charles Dance
Rupert Munro
Patricia Healy
Benicio Del Toro
Lamar Dickey
Tim Powell
Larry Shuler
Patrolman at Turner's
Robb Edward Morris
Officer Pinola
Paul Darby
CSU Photographer
Theresa Bean
Felicity Turner
Allen Prince
Assistant M.E.
Sam Myers
Blues Band
Anson Funderburgh
Blues Band
Matt McCabe
Blues Band
Jim Milan
Blues Band
Danny Cochran
Blues Band
Gregory Avellone
JJ's Bartender
Sandy Martin
Gun Saleswoman
Joseph E. Louden
Janis Benson
Rupert's Secretary
Peggy O'Neal
Miami Desk Clerk
Buddy Dolan
Special K. McCray
Bunny (as Special 'K' McCray)
Rob Koch
Miami Waiter (as Robert Koch)
Roger Aaron Brown
Police Captain
Robert Burgos
Harlan James
Steve Zurk
Patrolman at H.Q.
Terrie Jameson
Clifton Jones
Dr. Ocampo
Marc Macaulay
CSU Technician
Ralph Wilcox
Ballistic Technician
Michael McDougal
James Spicer
Preacher (uncredited)
Did you know?
Filmed in 1990-91, it was thrown into limbo when production company Orion filed for bankruptcy in late 1991. After a reorganization, the film finally had its theatrical debut in 1994.
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When Harris meets Stowe to warn her that the police will want to interview again it's at night in the woods in Florida. As Harris utters his last lines of the scene you can see his breath condensing from the cold.
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When Harris and Stowe go out in the boat the first time it bears registration number FL-8836 CD. After their skinny dip, it's in the background but the number has changed to FL-2127 FJ.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for China Moon can be found here.
How does the movie end?
Also noticing the inconsistencies between the stories and the facts, Kyle extracts a confession from Rachel. She tells him that Rupert was going to leave her with nothing, so Lamar Dickie told her how to set up Rupert's death, including where to meet Kyle, but that she tried to get out of it when she fell in love with Kyle. He orders her to set up a meeting with Lamar at J.J.'s, the bar where they met. There, he confronts Dickie and points out Dickie's stupid mistakes, i.e., the compass on the dash appearing in the photos he shot of Rupert and Adele (Patricia Healy) and switching Kyle's .38 service revolver with another one Dickie then used to fire two bullets, one into the wall and the other into sand, which is the bullet he used to switch with the 9mm bullet during the autopsy. Kyle then pulls his replacement gun on Dickie and asks where his service revolver is. Dickie says that it's in his car, under the driver's seat, so they go outside. As Kyle is searching for his revolver, the police arrive, having been notified by the bartender who saw Kyle pull his gun on Dickie. Dickie yells that Kyle has a gun, and the police open fire on Kyle. Rachel, having seen everything from inside the bar, rushes to Kyle's side. Crying, she cradles him in her arms as he dies. In the final scene, Rachel picks up Kyle's gun and fires two bullets into Dickie.
Is 'China Moon' based on a book?
China Moon was filmed from a screenplay written by Roy Carlson.
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Photos from cast
Madeleine Stowe Pruitt Taylor Vince