CHINA MOON

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Release Date: March 04, 1994

Starring: Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe,
Benico Del Toro, & Charles
Dance

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 105 minutes

Distributor: Orion Pictures

Director: John Bailey

Executive Producer:

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne

Writer: Roy Carlson

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Content:

(H, LL, NNN, SSS, VVV) Humanism; 11 obscenities & 2 profanities; upper female nudity; adultery & deviant sexual immorality; and, murder & cover-up of murder.

Summary:

CHINA MOON, a film noir mystery, is about a woman who murders her husband and persuades a homicide detective to help her cover up the crime. The movie has it all: adultery, murder, violence, and a plot anyone can figure out, but finally, it exposes a disturbing and morally lacking story set in the trendy casings of a sexual thriller.

Review:

Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy, girl is married, girl murders husband to be with boy--that about sums up CHINA MOON. The film begins with an adulterous bang as an unmarried couple engage in deviant behavior in a sleazy motel scene. The, a homicide detective, Kyle, meets a beautiful woman, Rachel, in a run-down bar. Before long, they meet again and soon begin an adulterous relationship. Rachel plans and carries out the murder of her husband, and Kyle tries to cover up for her. In the end, we find that Rachel and Kyle's partner, Lamar, had an elaborate plan to set up the murder to take advantage of Rachel's six-million-dollar inheritance. Eventually, they are caught, and Kyle has been corrupted by Rachel.

CHINA MOON takes what appears to be a hard-working policeman and corrupts him. Kyle starts with adultery, then moves to being an accomplice in murder. In the end, he not only is indicted, his heart is broken as he is shot by fellow police officers. CHINA MOON, a film noir mystery, has it all: adultery, murder, violence, and a plot anyone can figure out, but finally, it exposes a disturbing and morally lacking story set in the trendy casings of a sexual thriller.

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