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Paper Moon [DVD] [1973]

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  • Release Date: 09/26/2017
  • Rating: PG

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    Paper Moon
    The year is 1936. Orphaned Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal, in her film debut) is left in the care of unethical travelling Bible salesman Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal, Tatum's dad), who may or may not be her father. En route to Addie's relatives, Moses learns that the 9-year-old is quite a handful: she smokes, cusses, and is almost as devious and manipulative as he is. They join forces as swindlers, working together so well that Addie is averse to breaking up the team -- which is one reason that she sabotages the romance between Moses and good-time gal Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn). Later, while attempting to square a $200 debt that Addie claims he owes her, Moses runs afoul of of a bootlegger (John Hillerman) and is nearly beaten to death by the criminal's twin-brother sheriff. Painfully pulling himself together, Moses gets Addie to her relatives, whereupon she adamantly refuses to leave his side. Photographed in black-and-white by Laszlo Kovacs, the film was made largely on location in Kansas and Missouri (an experience colorfully recalled by director Peter Bogdanovich in his 1972 book of essays Pieces of Time). 9-year-old Tatum O'Neal won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, beating out costar Kahn. Paper Moon later became a short-lived TV series, starring Ryan O'Neal lookalike Christopher Connelly and future Oscar winner Jodie Foster. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ryan O'Neal
      Ryan O'Neal - Moses Pray
    • Tatum O'Neal
      Tatum O'Neal - Addie Loggins
    • Madeline Kahn
      Madeline Kahn - Trixie Delight
    • John Hillerman
      John Hillerman - Sheriff Hardin
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      P.J. Johnson - Imogene

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Paper moon fun

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      Bogdonivitch hits a homerun with paper moon. Another must have dvd of a movie filmed in the 1970s depicting life during the great depression. Cant speak highly enough of best buy for low prices and quality dvds and quick delivery.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      Another film that I can't get enough of, it has everything you could ever hope for: comedy, drama, and enough memorable lines and scenes to have you reciting for months.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent truly classic movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Paper Moon is my favorite childhood movie. As a child, Tatum O'Neal was a funny and a natural-born actresses.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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