R | | Action, Thriller
A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.
The Hollywood location where the Black Moon is shown is called "The Betsy." Tommy Lee Jones also starred in the 1978 film titled The Betsy (1978).
Kid at Grocery Store: Alright freeze! One move and you're both dead! You here me asshole?
Quint: This something new for you son?
Kid at Grocery Store: Shut your goddamn mouth!
Quint: Hey fine, no problem. There's the cash register. And right up there's the television camera. And there's a nice full...
At the beginning, Quint flees with his car while people is firing guns at him. Bullets break rear windshield and left rear lights. Soon after, Quint is waiting in his car, and a rear shot shows rear windshield still broken, but the left rear lights is now intact.
The director's cut is 15 minutes longer.
$2,775,388 12 January 1986