DirectorTom DiCillo Initial DVD releaseAugust 25, 1998 Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1996 CastJohn Turturro (Al Fountain), Sam Rockwell (The Kid), Catherine Keener (Floatie Dupre), Dermot Mulroney (Wick), Lisa Blount (Purlene Dupre), Annie Corley (Deb Fountain) Similar moviesBlackhat, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Love & Other Drugs, Lolita, Paycheck, The Weather Man
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Box of moonlight trailer
Box of Moonlight is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and starring John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Lisa Blount and Catherine Keener.
Al Fountain is a methodic and somewhat neurotic engineer. On the way home from work after leaving his construction site, he takes a side trip for nostalgia's sake in the woodland area. There he meets Buck "The Kid", an eccentric character who gives him a new perspective on his life.
John Turturro ... Al Fountain
Sam Rockwell ... "The Kid", aka Buck/Bucky
Catherine Keener ... Floatie Dupre
Lisa Blount ... Purlene Dupre
Annie Corley ... Deb Fountain
Rica Martens ... Doris
Alexander Goodwin ... Bob Fountain
Dermot Mulroney ... Wik
Stuart Greer ... Stinky
Sam Gleason ... Rental Car Lot Attendant
The hotel that Turturro's character stays at during his trip is still an actual operating hotel in Maryville, Tennessee, that is still named the 411 Motel, on Hwy 411. Many of the scenes were shot in South Knoxville near Seymour.
The wrestling scenes that Al and The Kid watch were filmed during an actual Smoky Mountain Wrestling event with Buddy Landell as the good guy and Headbanger Thrasher as "Saddam Insane" in 1995.
Most of the in-town driving scenes were filmed in East and North Knoxville, Maryville, and Alcoa. Many of the routes are not consistent.
The 1998 Lions Gate release includes a "secret" commentary by Tom DiCillo that is not listed on the packaging.