Paper Moon Movie Review 1973

Information and Film Reviews for Paper Moon the Movie

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Award-winning story set in depression-era Kansas with Ryan O'Neal as a Bible-wielding con who meets up with a nine-year-old orphan. During their travels together, he discovers that the orphan (his daughter, Tatum) is better at "his" game than he is. Irresistible chemistry between the O'Neals, leading to Tatum's Oscar win (she is the youngest actor ever to take home a statue). Cinematically picturesque and cynical enough to keep overt sentimentalism at bay. Based on Joe David Brown's novel, "Addie Pray." The director's version contains a prologue by director Bogdanovich.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Scams, Stings & Cons, Adoption & Orphans, Great Depression, Road Trip
Screenplay
Alvin Sargent
Cast
Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, Randy Quaid
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Producer
Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1973: Support. Actress (O'Neal); Writers Guild 1973: Adapt. Screenplay.

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