Pontiac Moon


1h 48m 1994

Brief Synopsis

An eccentric science teacher lives with his wife, who hasn't left their house in seven years, and an eleven-year-old son who dreams of rockets but has never even taken a ride in a car. Inspired by the Apollo XI astronauts, who are about to make their historic landing on the moon, the father realizes it is time for his family to break free of their inhibitions and make life a bold, new and thrilling adventure. With barely four days before the astronauts touch down on the lunar surface, he sets out with his son on a grand adventure--to match the mileage on his beloved 1949 Pontiac Chief with the distance between the Earth and moon.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Moab, Utah, USA; Tuscon, Arizona, USA; Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA; Monument Valley, Utah, USA; Chiprock, New Mexico, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Mendocino, California, USA; Mexican Hat, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

An eccentric science teacher lives with his wife, who hasn't left their house in seven years, and an eleven-year-old son who dreams of rockets but has never even taken a ride in a car. Inspired by the Apollo XI astronauts, who are about to make their historic landing on the moon, the father realizes it is time for his family to break free of their inhibitions and make life a bold, new and thrilling adventure. With barely four days before the astronauts touch down on the lunar surface, he sets out with his son on a grand adventure--to match the mileage on his beloved 1949 Pontiac Chief with the distance between the Earth and moon.

Crew

Michael Adler

Electrician

Elton Ahi

Music

Tony Anderson

Dolly Grip

Levy Antal

Assistant

Newton Arnold

Assistant Director

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Vicki Barker

Production Assistant

Steve Barnett

Unit Production Manager

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Stuart Barter

Location Scout

Craig Baxley

Stunts

Gary Baxley

Stunts

Paul Baxley

Stunt Coordinator

Gregg Baxter

Sound Editor

Jeffrey Beecroft

Production Designer

Robert Benedetti

Executive Producer

Donna Blau

Accounting Assistant

K John Borland

Stunts

Andy Brown

Music Contractor

Jeffrey Brown

Executive Producer

Jeffrey S Brown

Other

Jeffrey Brown

Screenplay

Stephen Buck

Assistant Director

Ed Callahan

Sound Editor

Paul Carden

Sound Editor

Christopher Cibelli

Assistant Editor

Fred Cly

Liaison

Anne V. Coates

Editor

Stephen Collins

Camera Operator

Gene Compo

Production Assistant

Nicholisa Contis

Accounting Assistant

M Kam Cooney

Special Effects Supervisor

Tony Criscione

Accounting Assistant

Tom Dahl

Rerecording

James Danicic

Photography

Ted Danson

Executive Producer

Joanie Diener

Music Editor

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Downing

Grip

Peter Drico

Grip

Dave Drinco

Grip

Doug Durose

On-Set Dresser

Patricia Earnest

Assistant Director

Randy Edelman

Music

David Elton

On-Set Dresser

Steve Ewing

Construction Coordinator

Robert J Franco

Set Decorator

Vic Fraser

Music

Nancy Garber

Art Department Coordinator

J Asher Garfinkle

Assistant

David Gertz

Foley Mixer

Linda Gillespie

Assistant

Rocco Gioffre

Matte Painter

Cellin Gluck

Assistant Director

Garet Arthur Gluck

Stunts

Garret Gluck

Production Assistant

Paul Golding

Sound Recordist

George Goodman

Unit Production Manager

Marion Green

Stunts

Ron Griffith

Location Manager

Susanna Griffith

Casting Associate

Alena Guest

Production Assistant

Richie Hall

Property Master

Rachel Hallpern

Costumes

Shawn Hanley

Dga Trainee

Michael Hansen

On-Set Dresser

Rusty Hanson

Stunts

Jim Hartz

Other

Wayne Heitman

Rerecording

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Leonard Holiday

Production Assistant

Arthur Huggins

Transportation Captain

Nicholas James

Sound Editor

B Richard Jeffery

Post-Production Accountant

Jane Jenkins

Casting

Sheldon Katz

Production Auditor

Constance A Kazmer

Adr Editor

Pamela G Kimber

Assistant Sound Editor

Thomas Kloss

Director Of Photography

Steve Knisely

Location Manager

Barbara Krish

Special Thanks To

Tony Lamberti

Sound Effects Editor

Tom Lantz

Effects Assistant

Bob Laprell

Construction Coordinator

Mary Ellen Leonard

Craft Service

Mick Lester

Electrician

Barbara Lorenz

Hair Stylist

Sonny Lowe

Production Assistant

Brian Lucas

Lighting Technician

Adam Mann

Production Assistant

Zelda Mattox

Transportation Captain

Dante Mazzola

Camera

Clair Mcdermott

Assistant

Christopher Medak

Production Assistant

Joshua Medak

Camera

Beth Melnick

Location Manager

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Philip D. Morrill

Assistant Sound Editor

Austin Myers

Costume Supervisor

Ruth Myers

Costume Designer

Larry Nicholas

Stunts

Kathy Niewoehner

Assistant

Robin Oliver

Assistant Director

Mark Ormandy

Foley Editor

Kim Ornitz

Sound Mixer

Richard G Osborn

Camera Operator

Randy Paik

Assistant Camera

Michael Parsons

Electrician

Kris Peck

On-Set Dresser

Reinhart Peschke

Lighting Technician

Bob Phillips

Effects Assistant

Rudy Pi

Other

Deborah Ann Piper

Hair Stylist

Ted Rae

Visual Effects

J R Ramalingam

Other

Jonathan Rees

Other

Luke Reichle

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Reynolds

Editor

Bruce Richardson

Sound Editor

Andrea Riordan

Production Assistant

Gene Rivera

Grip

John Robotham

Stunts

Sharon Roesler

Coproducer

Dennis Sands

Rerecording

Michael Sax

Stunts

Robert Schaffel

Producer

Renate Schneuer

Script Supervisor

Peggy Schnitzer

Costumes

Liz Schrek

Music

Bob Scribner

Makeup Artist

Mario Simon

Transportation Coordinator

William Ladd Skinner

Art Director

Wayne H Smith

Art Department

Barbara Spitz

Production Coordinator

Mary Still

Costumes

S Drew Stotesbery

Grip

Robert Sullivan

Assistant Editor

Finn Taylor

Associate Producer

Finn Taylor

Screenplay

Finn Taylor

From Story

Gary Theard

Boom Operator

Tamiko D Theros

Assistant

Joseph R Thygesen

Music

Demmie Todd

Photography

Rick Toone

Property Master

Youssef Vahabzadeh

Producer

Steve Vandeman

Stunts

Bill Voigtlander

Adr Editor

Victoria Vopni

Animal Wrangler

Ric Waddell

Sound Mixer

Graham Walker

Music

Todd Watschke

Foreman

Kim Waugh

Other

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley Artist

Brian J. Williams

Stunts

Gary Wright

Sound Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Moab, Utah, USA; Tuscon, Arizona, USA; Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA; Monument Valley, Utah, USA; Chiprock, New Mexico, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Mendocino, California, USA; Mexican Hat, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 11, 1994 (New York City and Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 16, 1995

Began shooting October 25, 1993.

Completed shooting February 3, 1994.

Released in United States on Video May 16, 1995

Released in United States Fall November 4, 1994

Released in United States Fall November 4, 1994

Released in United States November 11, 1994