A Walk on the Moon


1h 47m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Set in Woodstock, the summer of 1969, a frustrated, beautiful young Brooklyn housewife, Pearl Kantrowitz, spends her summer in the Catskills. Her world is turned around when she has an affair with a free-wheeling traveling salesman, Walker Jerome--a charming and quietly seductive hippie. Pearl canno

Film Details

Also Known As
Choix d'une vie, Le, Le Choix d'une vie, Walk on the Moon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Match Cut Inc; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Planet 10 Post; Sire Records; Sodec; Sound One; Technicolor; The Effects House; Trevanna Post, Inc.
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Miramax Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Sogepaq S.A.; Tele Muenchen Group; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Set in Woodstock, the summer of 1969, a frustrated, beautiful young Brooklyn housewife, Pearl Kantrowitz, spends her summer in the Catskills. Her world is turned around when she has an affair with a free-wheeling traveling salesman, Walker Jerome--a charming and quietly seductive hippie. Pearl cannot help herself even as she begins to realize the consequences of her intense attraction. Pearl is having the time of her life--and she is finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But when her foray to the Woodstock Festival in the arms of Walker Jerome results in a shattering family revelation, she must reconcile her old life with her new desires and dreams.

Crew

Hal Ackerman

Special Thanks

Gilles Aird

Art Director

Vincent Aird

Swing Gang

John Alagna

Titles & Opticals (The Effects House)

Lester Allen

Song ("Kiss Of Fire")

Marco Antonucci

Assistant Craft Person

Serge Archambault

Other

Vicki Arkoff

Music Coordinator

Burt Bacharach

Songs ("Wishin' & Hopin'" "What'S New Pussycat")

Marty Balin

Song ("Today")

Kerry Barden

Casting

Bruno Barreto

Special Thanks

Fabrice Barrilliet

Electrician

Martin Bayard

Additional Grip

Kelly Baylis

Grip

Robert Bruce Baylis

Best Boy Grip

Sophie Beasse

Head Dresser

Claude Beauchamp

1st Additional Assistant Camera

Lise Beauchamp

Extras Casting

Josee Beaulac

Additional Assistant Hairstylist

Claude Beaulieu

Carpenter

Pierre Beaulieu

Electrician

Lisa Bechard

Effects Production Manager

Annette Belanger

Art Department Coordinator

Alex Belth

Apprentice Editor

Patrice Bengle

Props Master

Louis Bertini

Foley Editor

Charles-andrt Bertrand

Assistant Director Trainee

Big Brother And The Holding Company

Song Performer ("Summertime")

Christian Biron

Driver

Oliver Bokelberg

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (New York)

Jerome Bouchard

Additional Grip

Danielle Boucher

Production Coordinator

Guylaine Boucher

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jacques Boulanger

Additional Production Assistant

Claude Roy Boulet

Camera Remote Technician

Luc Bouthillier

Additional Production Assistant

Eric Boutin

Additional Production Assistant

Jesse Bradstreet

Other

Josh Braun

Special Thanks

Dana Brayton

Original Music

Andre Brazeau

Chief Carpenter

Sandra-catherine Briand

Other

Martin Brody

Original Music

Michel Brouillette

Other

Richard Brunet

Additional Assistant Dresser

Yvan Brunet

1st Additional Assistant Camera

Paul Bryan

Bass

Mike Bucci

Extras Casting

Alex Buissiere

Additional Production Assistant

Graham Burke

Executive Producer

Alex Busby

Digital Paint Artist

Michelle C(tt

Assistant Hairstylist

Suzanne Canuel

Costumer

Danielle Capawanna

Audio Post Coordinator

Nicholas Carasoulis

Driver

Celine Caron

Assistant Dresser

John Chamberlin

Unit Manager (2nd Unit) (New York)

Martin Charbonneau

Additional Production Assistant

Bertrand Charette

Office Driver

Stephane Charron

Additional Electrician

Lincoln Chase

Song ("The Name Game")

Michel Chauvin

Production Manager

Francis Choquette

Production Assistant

Eric Christoffersen

Dolby Technician

M Ciorciolini

Song ("More/Ti Guardero Nel Cuore")

Jay Cohen

Producer

Alex Cohn

Location Manager (2nd Unit) (New York)

Judy Collins

Song Performer ("Who Knows Where The Time Goes")

Ryan Collison

Foley Artist

Dana Congdon

Editor

Greg Coote

Executive Producer

Serge Cote

Other

Julie Coulombe

3rd Additional Assistant Director

Diane Geraldine Courshesne

Additional Assistant Hairstylist

Louis Craig

Special Effects

Jesse Cromwell

Assistant (To The Producers)

Bob Cuoco

Other

Julie Cyrenne

Assistant Production Accountant

Martin D'ancangeli

Additional Grip

Francois Daignault

Steadicam Operator

Jonathan S Daitch

Apprentice Sound Editor

Francine Danis

Key Set Dresser

Bobby Darin

Song Performer ("More/Ti Guardero Nel Cuore")

Mason Daring

Music

Hal David

Songs ("Wishin' & Hopin'" "What'S New Pussycat")

Catherine Dawe

Location Manager

Mathieu Decary

1st Assistant Camera

Sid Degroat

Other

Desmond Dekker

Song ("The Israelites")

Sandy Denny

Song ("Who Knows Where The Time Goes")

Francois Diagnault

Additional Camera Operator

Francois Diagnault

Steadicam Operator

Walter Diaz

Driver

Nicole Dion

Additional Assistant Hairstylist

Jim Disensi

Transportation Coordinator

Jean-yves Dolbec

Unit Manager

Claudette Duff

Additional Editor (Montreal)

Bob Dylan

Song

Bob Dylan

Song Performer ("Subterranean Homesick Blues")

Shirley Elliston

Song ("The Name Game")

Marco Fania

Driver

Mark Fisher

Song ("When You'Re Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You")

Gaetan Fluet

Catering Assistant

Chantal Fortin

Assistant Production Accountant

Daniel Fortin

Costume Assistant

Eleanor Furman

Special Thanks

Milt Gabler

Song ("Danke Schoen")

Pascal-rene Gabriele

Camera Trainee

David Galbraith

1st Assistant Camera

Pedro B. Gandol

1st Assistant Director

Julie Garceau

Camera Video Assist

Julie Garceau

Stand-In

Jerry Garcia

Songs ("Ripple" "Uncle John'S Band")

Benoit Gauthier

Stunt Man (For Viggo Mortensen)

George Gershwin

Song ("Summertime")

Ira Gershwin

Song ("Summertime")

Laura Gherardi

Associate Producer

Georgia Gibbs

Song Performer ("Kiss Of Fire")

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Stephan Goldman

Music Supervisor

Jess Goldstein

Costume Designer

Tony Goldwyn

Producer

Michael Golub

Music Engineer

Joe Goodwin

Song ("When You'Re Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You")

Francois Gosselin

Swing Gang

Geoffroy Gosselin

Swing Gang

Lee Gottsegen

Producer

Ann Goulder

Casting

The Grateful Dead

Song Performer ("Ripple" "Uncle John'S Band")

Arlene Gray

Special Thanks

Donna Gray

Special Thanks

Kevin Gray

Special Thanks

Larry Gray

Special Thanks

Larry Gray

Technical Advisor

Pamela Gray

Screenwriter

Robert Guertin

Additional Camera Operator

Claude Guillet

Other

Norman Hamilton

Generator Operator

Richie Havens

Song

Richie Havens

Song Performer ("Freedom"), Song Performer ("Follow")

Laurie Hawes

Production Accountant

Jean-marc Hebert

Gaffer

Linda Hebert

Driver

Deborah Henson-conant

Other

Dubose Heyward

Song ("Summertime")

Robert Hill

Song ("Kiss Of Fire")

Gershon F. Hinkson

Assistant Editor

Dustin Hoffman

Producer

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Paul Hotte

Set Dresser

Nick Hsieh

Digital Paint Artist

Robert Hunter

Songs ("Ripple" "Uncle John'S Band")

Andrew Jackson

Assistant (To Neil Koenigsberg)

Jefferson Airplane

Song Performer ("Today" "Embryonic Journey")

Tom Jones

Song ("What'S New Pussy Cat")

Nelson Junior

Additional Assistant Dresser

Bert Kaempfert

Song ("Danke Schoen"), Song ("Strangers In The Night")

Kelvin Kanagaraj

Animator

Paul Kantner

Song ("Today")

Jorma Kaukonen

Song ("Embryonic Journey")

Neil Koenigsberg

Producer

Annika Krausz

Assistant (To The Actors)

Claude La Haye

Sound Mixer

Edith Labbe

2nd Assistant Camera

Sylvain Labrecque

Additional Grip

Francois Labrie

Additional Production Assistant

France Lachapelle

Script Supervisor

David Laflamme

Song ("White Bird")

Linda Laflamme

Song ("White Bird")

Helena Laliberte

Stunt Man (For Diane Lane)

Myriam Landry

Assistant Props Buyer

Brian Langman

Assistant Sound Editor

Patrice Lapointe

Grip

Pierre Lapointe

Assistant Unit Manager

George Lara

Foley Engineer

Lizane Lasalle

Assistant Make-Up Artist

Marc Laurin

Stand-In

Richard Lavigne

Additional Grip

Phillippe Lebel

Location Scout

David Leblanc

Driver

Diane Leblanc

Seamstress

Dan Leigh

Production Designer

Denis Lemieux

Additional Production Assistant

Julia Lenardon

Stand-In

Gilles Leonard

Props Buyer

Louis-george Lepage

Carpenter

Michel Leroux

Production Assistant

Carl Lessard

Graphic Designer

Martine Leveille

Additional Assistant Hairstylist

Duke Levine

Guitar

Lisa J Levine

Supervising Adr Editor

Jean-sebastien Lord

3rd Assistant Director

Luc Lussier

1st Additional Assistant Camera

Frank Macedonia

Other

Ginette Magny

Assistant Costume Designer

Nicolas Marion

1st Additional Assistant Camera

Melissa Marr

Production Manager (2nd Unit) (New York)

Jean-philippe Marsan

Swing Gang

Bruno Martel

Additional Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Choix d'une vie, Le, Le Choix d'une vie, Walk on the Moon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Match Cut Inc; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Planet 10 Post; Sire Records; Sodec; Sound One; Technicolor; The Effects House; Trevanna Post, Inc.
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Miramax Home Entertainment; Nu-Metro; Sogepaq S.A.; Tele Muenchen Group; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States April 2, 1999

Expanded Release in United States April 9, 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999

Released in United States Spring March 26, 1999

Wide Release in United States April 16, 1999

Began shooting July 14, 1997.

Completed shooting August 31, 1997.

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States Spring March 26, 1999

Expanded Release in United States April 2, 1999

Expanded Release in United States April 9, 1999

Wide Release in United States April 16, 1999

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999