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      Full Moon in Blue Water

      R Released Nov 23, 1988 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      27% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 25% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Floyd (Gene Hackman), the owner of a bar in a coastal Texas town, has not recovered from the disappearance -- and presumed death -- of his wife in a swimming accident a year earlier. As a result, his bar is losing money, and Floyd does not see that his depression is affecting the livelihoods of his employees and loved ones. Faced with a large bill for back taxes, Floyd considers selling the bar, unaware that a new construction project in the works could quickly turn things around. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D It is all fairly lifeless given the talent involved. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Martin B Watch it because it's Hackman and Garr in their prime. Otherwise it's a retched movie I have no idea why these two great actors did. It was a different time but I was there and no woman would put up with what Hackman's character pulled. Especially for a very hot Garr in her prime. Great backdrop but it's all wasted. Mostly having to watch the lead watch film on his dead wife while insulting the woman that seemed to care. That and the property deal all illogical. Perhaps you could say the ending made the first half frustration worth it. I don't agree. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Insiders try to swindle a coastal bar off it's struggling owner with inside information just before a new bridge gets approved which stands to greatly boost business. Decent story and good cast. Just ok though. Never liked the title of this film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review william s Hackman just raises this movie up to a better than average tale about these bunch of quirky lovable losers. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot of layback and unpleasantness with some good moments. The impression was given that the sun was never going to shine on Gene Hackman throughout the whole movie. In fact, the happiest thing is going on while the end credits roll. Blue Water is a town. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member quiet little movie where love isn't simple but it isn't a mess either. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader 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 Time Out Low-key stuff with an assortment of eccentric rednecks, probably better suited to the small screen. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times 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 Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An insufferable sentimental comedy that resembles too much a TV sitcom to make for good cinema. Rated: C+ Jun 4, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 23, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice The depressing and amateurish screenplay makes the lead character into a totally unsympathetic bozo. Rated: 1/5 Aug 27, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Floyd (Gene Hackman), the owner of a bar in a coastal Texas town, has not recovered from the disappearance -- and presumed death -- of his wife in a swimming accident a year earlier. As a result, his bar is losing money, and Floyd does not see that his depression is affecting the livelihoods of his employees and loved ones. Faced with a large bill for back taxes, Floyd considers selling the bar, unaware that a new construction project in the works could quickly turn things around.
      Director
      Peter Masterson
      Executive Producer
      Moshe Diamant, Eduard Sarlui
      Screenwriter
      Bill Bozzone
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 1988, Original
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $254.5K