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Moonstruck Movie

Movie Review for Moonstruck

Summary

Life is full of surprises in this 80s movie - a recent widower takes a second chance at love.

Moonstruck DVD

Plot

Loretta Castorini (played by Cher) is a widowed bookkeeper who is ready to give love a try again in the movie Moonstruck. When Johnny Cammareri (played by Danny Aiello) proposes to her, she takes his offer even though she doesnít love him.

As Loretta is planning her grand wedding ceremony, she meets her fiance Johnnyís brother, Ronny (played by Nicolas Cage), and falls for his romantic style in the movie Moonstruck.

Cast

Loretta Castorini - Cher
Ronny Cammareri - Nicolas Cage
Cosmo Castorini - Vincent Gardenia
Rose Castorini - Olympia Dukakis
Mr. Johnny Cammareri - Danny Aiello
Rita Cappomaggi - Julie Bovasso
Perry - John Mahoney
Raymond Cappomaggi - Louis Guss
Old Man - Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Mona - Anita Gillette
Chrissy - Nada Despotovich
Shy Waiter - Joe Grifasi
Old Crone - Gina DeAngeles
Barbara - Robin Bartlett
Lotte - Helen Hanft

Trivia

Cherís Moonstruck film role as Loretta was originally written for Sally Field.

Cher threatened to quit her role as Loretta in the movie Moonstruck if the producers did not keep Nicholas Cage in the film. It is reported that Cage did not give an impressive performance and was going to get fired because of his bad acting.

Academy Awards:

Vincent Gardenia won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Cosmo Castorini in Moonstruck.

Cher won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Loretta Castorini in Moonstruck.

Olympia Dukakis won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Rose Castorini in Moonstruck.

Norman Jewison won for Best Director for Moonstruck.

Patrick Palmer and Norman Jewison, Producers won for Best Picture for Moonstruck.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Moonstruck was released to theatres on 12/16/1987 by MGM/UA, and grossed $80,640,528 at the box office in the US.


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