Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

Director: Brad Silberling Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon

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Director/screenwriter Brad Silberling brings his past grief to the big screen in Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Moonlight Mile, a touching, sometimes witty film about a fiancé who loses his bride-to-be in a shooting and then forms a strong bond with her parents. (Silberling's girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, was murdered years ago by an obsessed fan.) The Moonlight Mile DVD and all its extras are just as inviting as the film, which didn't receive enough attention in theaters. Digitally mastered in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, the picture looks wonderfully warm, inviting, and crisp. Colors are bright, yet not overwhelming. The English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround really makes the dialog pop, even during the less-articulate scenes. The highlights of the disc are the two audio commentaries: one with just Silberling, the other with Silberling and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Dustin Hoffman. The first is the most impressive, as Silberling lets viewers in on his motivation behind this movie, how he formed his own special bond with Schaeffer's parents, what themes surfaced in certain scenes, etc. The second commentary is filled with enlightening behind-the-scenes trivia and actors' opinions. Buena Vista also included a lengthy featurette, "Moonlight Mile: A Journey to Screen." This covers topics Silberling touched on in his commentary, but also adds plenty of the standard featurette fare: the "who, what, when, where, why" of the film, actors chatting away, behind-the-scenes footage, and movie snippets. Topping off the extras package are ten deleted scenes with optional commentary. In all, the heart-felt and honest commentary given by Silberling throughout the entire disc really lets viewers in on the creation of the film and Silberling's own motivations.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
UPC: 0786936209952
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 39,002

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Audio commentary with director Brad Silberling; Audio commentary with Dustin Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Brad Silberling; "Moonlight Mile: A Journey to Screen"; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jake Gyllenhaal Joe Nast
Dustin Hoffman Ben Floss
Susan Sarandon JoJo Floss
Ellen Pompeo Bertie Knox
Holly Hunter Mona Camp
Richard T. Jones Ty
Alan Corduner Stan Michaels
Dabney Coleman Mike Mulcahey
Alexia Landeau Cheryl
Audrey Marie Anderson Audrey Anders
John Balma Walter Ketch
J. Tom Carey Baxter
Gordon Clapp Tanner
Lenny Clarke Gordy
Bob Clendenin Server
Tom Dahlgren Judge
Richard Fancy Mr. Meyerson
Fatty Nixon, the Dog
Lev Friedman Cantor
Jim Fyfe Server
Mary Catherine Garrison Caroline
Marcia Mitzman Gaven Fashion Plate
Jessica Gee Voice Only
Roxanne Hart June Mulcahey
Gary Hetzler Speedwalker
Lisa Anne Hillman Jillian Mulcahey
Alexandra Hoffman Diner Granddaughter
Colombe Jacobsen Patty
Elizabeth Janas Cheryl's Friend
Edward Lachman Photographer
Lady Nixon, the Dog
Mark Lotito Diner Manager
Caitlin McKenna Voice Only
Careena Melia Diana Floss
Richard Messing Rabbi
Michael Molly Fay Ray, the Cat
Dee Nelson Waitress
Virginia Newcomb Cheryl's Friend
Paul Pape Voice Only
Billy Percy Fay Ray, the Cat
Paul Perri Public Defender
Phil Reeves Mr. Don Tippet
McNally Sagal Mrs. Tippet
Sandy Simpson Voice Only
Rachel Singer Rhonda Ketch
Slick Earl Fay Ray, the Cat
Mary Ellen Trainor Mrs. Meyerson
Robert Wahlberg Pinky
David Wheeler Diner Grandfather
Ken Kugler Conductor

Technical Credits
Brad Silberling Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ashok Amritraj Executive Producer
Lisa Churgin Editor
Cinesite Special Effects
Brian W. Cook Co-producer
Gina B. Cranham Set Decoration/Design
Pud Cusack Sound Mixer
Kathleen Cusack Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Daboub Art Director
Nancy Doyle Casting
David Hoberman Executive Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Mark Johnson Producer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer
Kathy Lucas Set Decoration/Design
Rusty Mahmood Asst. Director
Chitra Mojtabai Asst. Director
Michele Panelli-Venetis Asst. Director
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Joe Rossi Makeup
Rick Sharp Makeup
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Missy Stewart Production Designer
Leeann Stonebreaker Production Manager
Susan Sarandon Executive Producer
Rick Tiedeman Camera Operator
Maura Tighe Casting
Tighe & Doyle Casting Casting
Michelle Panelli Venetis Asst. Director
Patricia Whitcher Executive Producer
Mark Worthington Art Director
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/The Wake-Up Call
2. The Case
3. Diana's Room
4. Retrieving the Invitations
5. Living in Escrow
6. Partners
7. Bertie's Song
8. Cal's Place
9. Missing Friends
10. Late for Dinner
11. Waiting Up
12. "Fix the Window"
13. The Dinner Guest
14. A Loving Husband
15. Joe's Testimony
16. Letters to Bertie
17. Closing Up
18. Cielo/End Credits

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Moonlight Mile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Mile is maybe the greatest movie I've ever seen. It has so much compassion that it literally erupts with poignancy. If you're looking for a movie with spirit, love, and wit, this is it. Not to mention, the star is Jake Gyllenhaal!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was simply made you feel every emotion all at once! Jake Gyllenhaal did a splendid job, and Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman couldn't have been any more excellent. Two thumbs way up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago