Two Moon Junction

April 29th, 1988


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A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 4.4/10 (2,458 voted)

Director: Zalman King

Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher

April has just graduated from an exclusive Southern college. She's just returned home to her family mansion to prepare for her semi-arranged marriage to "the right man", a man approved by April's father, a Senator. During a trip to the local fair, April meets Perry, the kind of man she always wanted but never knew. Her parents are aghast, as Perry is exactly the kind of man they don't want her associating with. April must reconcile the expectations of her family and her fiancée with the passion she feels for Perry.

Writers: Zalman King, MacGregor Douglas

Sherilyn Fenn - April
Richard Tyson - Perry
Louise Fletcher - Belle
Burl Ives - Sheriff Earl Hawkins
Kristy McNichol - Patti Jean
Martin Hewitt - Chad
Juanita Moore - Delilah
Don Galloway - Senator Delongpre
Millie Perkins - Mrs. Delongpre
Milla Jovovich - Samantha (as Milla)
Nicole Rosselle - Jody
Kerry Remsen - Carolee
Hervé Villechaize - Smiley (as Herve Villechaize)
Dabbs Greer - Kyle
Chris Pedersen - Speed (as Chris Pederson)

Taglines: One hot movie.

Release Date: 29 April 1988

Filming Locations: California, USA

Opening Weekend: $558,908 (USA) (1 May 1988) (458 Screens)

Gross: $1,547,397 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The title may be a pun, given the erotic nature of the film.

Continuity: At the end of the movie, when April is in Perry's shower, we see her left hand without any jewelry. In a subsequent close-up of the same hand, there's an engagement ring and wedding band.

Patti Jean: So, what color's your living room?
April: White. But it's not my house, its my parents.
Patti Jean: Is your bedroom white too?
April: It's beige with floral print.
Patti Jean: My whole place down in Texas is wood panel. Never lived in anything but. Except when I lived in Vegas. I was married to my second husband, he was this guy in the Air Force. They put us up at this high-rise condo at Indian Springs that was great. A prefab with a balcony.

User Review

Haunting dreamlike story of passion set in a small southern town-actually this movie is magnificent.

Rating: 10/10


One in awhile a motion picture comes along that, while not Oscar material, makes it's mark as unforgettable. This was definitely such a movie.

The story centers on April(Sherilyn Fenn) a rich southern belle engaged to a preppy southern boy who then meets Perry a drifter/carnival worker(played to perfection by Richard Tyson) and falls head over heels for him. There are thousands of movies made every year with a familiar theme like this. But there is something special and really unique about 2 moon junction that makes it a cut above the rest.

Besides having two absolutely magnificent looking stars two moon junctionalso has atmosphere, sensuality and a great supporting cast including an appearance by Kristy Mc.Nicol. Never boring, the movie is set in a small southern town and manages to capture to a tee, the luminous beauty of the south. Besides it's lovely southern feel, the film has an electric sensuality about it, that coupled with a certain dreaminess, a mystery in most every scene makes the picture irresistible. I'm not a major fan of movies like this but two moon junction was an amazing pic that never received much recognition beyond the "it's hot" type.

I don't know why Fenn and Tyson never became big stars. Both were made for these roles and have an on screen chemistry that contributes a lot to making this movie unforgettable. In fact they are so believable and the chemistry so apparent early on, that the audience is rooting for them from their first meeting. The rest of the cast,particularly an amazing, sassy, Christy Mc.Nicol, and a scheming Louise Fletcher were great too. There is a type of dream like, quiet to this movie, every scene is pivotal to the ultimate ending, the only gripe I have is the ending which while alright was to quick and could have been expanded on a little. Still, this movie(easily) gets a 10 of 10.

Through the years, whenever myself and my fellow movie goers turn somebody on to this film inevitably the same thing happens. They, at first don't want to watch it, then after viewing it, like it so much that they want to see it again. Says a lot about the picture....

Anyone who has ever loved with a kind of mindless passion will be able to relate to this. The magic of the film is also in turning everyday things into objects of mystery. (Look at what they do with a simple carnival!)Many may not agree with me, but I give it 10 of 10-easily. They took a subject matter that has been done over and over again and turned it into something with mystery and intrigue.