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TitleFull Moon in Blue Water (1988)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Alzheimers Learning Difficulty
CountryUSA
Length93
GenreDrama
Rating2
DirectorPeter Masterson
CastGene Hackman Teri Garr Burgess Meredith Elias Koteas Kevin Cooney
NotesFloyd (Gene Hackman) runs a bar on an off-shore island in Texas. His wife has drowned a year ago and he's given up on life. His father-in-law lives with him and has Alzheimer's and is in a wheelchair. He is looked after by a local man with learning difficulties. Despite a good cast the film doesn't really gel. The story a bit cliched with someone wanting to buy the bar run by Hackman because a bridge is going to be built to the island. And of course the bar is in financial difficulties. A young woman who works at the bar offers to lend/give him money. But his plan is to burn the place down. Then his wife's remains are discovered and he has identify them. There are many quirky characters and incidents but they don't add up to much. A young man with learning difficulties who has just come out of mental hospital works for him and carries a .22 gun. At one point he accidentally pushes Floyd's wheelchair using father-in-law into the sea. Thinking the old man dead he panics. But then the old man rises from the dead. A good sense of place and some good acting is spoiled by the numerous hectic incidents.

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