Racing with the Moon

Synopsis: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Benjamin
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Hurry, the train.

Henry, stop this.

I'm sorry, Mr. Arthur.

Quite all right, Mrs. Nash.

Please don't be angry, Mr. Arthur.

My son is only joking.

- Good day.

- Mr. Arthur!


I'm gonna kill you.

- Can it wait? I gotta go to work.

- Work!

Someday you'll break your hands

doing that stupid work.

Then see if you'll ever

play Carnegie Hall.

I don't wanna play

Carnegie Hall, Ma.

This week you

don't wanna play.

I've been telling you that

since I was 7 years old.

So, what does a 7-year-old

boy know?

I gotta go.

Make sure you come

back with all your fingers.

- Hi, Dad.

- Hi, Argus.

Dad, Argus is the dog.

I'm Henry.

Sorry, Henry.

Fourth down,

five seconds to go.

Luckman licks his fingers.

Eyes the defense.

He sets.

Takes the snap,

hands off to Nagurski.

Bronko explodes. Knocks off

Farkas, straight-arms Todd.

Bodies are flying everywhere.

The crowd goes wild.

Left, right.


You're getting old, Butch.

Hop, look what I got here!

Hopper, where the

hell have you been?

Shooting down enemy aircraft.

Got an Airacobra P-39

over Pleasure Point.

The Airacobra P-39

is one of ours, Hop.

- Damn.

- Pick up 2, will you?

You better sharpen up, pal,

if you wanna be a Marine.


Anybody down there?

- Ah, Gatsby boys.

- Very lame.

Hey, sport, you wanna

wait until I got them set?

Hey, Hop, how about doubling

tomorrow night

with me and Sally

at the movies?

- What's playing?

- Who cares?

Goddamn it!

What do you need me for?

You've been seeing her for months.

Sally's dad won't let her out

anymore unless she doubles.

- Why not?

- Her old man's got this idea

I been messing

around with her.

Her old man's smart.

So, what do you say?

I don't know, Nicky.

I don't feel much like a movie.

Forget about the stinking movie,

will you, Hopper?

Since when do you watch

Carole Lombard?

I always watch Carole Lombard.

- Besides, I don't have anybody to take.

- Take Cindi.

Who took my...?

I like Cin...

Listen, a**hole,

I'm not gonna tell you again.

- Yeah, what did you call me?

- A**hole. You heard me.

Rich bastards.

So it's all set, right?

- What?

- Me and Sally,

you and Cindi for

tomorrow night.

I like Cindi.


So, Nicky, when I double with you,

I don't take somebody I like.

That's just something I don't do.

All right, that's it.

You son of a b*tch.

Oh, boy.

Oh, sh*t.

Get back where you belong.

- All right. All right. All right.

All right. - Come on.

Break it up.

Break it up. I told you,

not on the lanes.

This guy tried to

rivet me to the wall.

He was sleeping. He was talking

back there with his friend,

- instead of setting up the pins.

- You're full of crap.

Nicky, will you get

Hopper out of here?

Nicky, please,

get Hopper out of here!

Cool him off.

All right, you, clean yourself

up in the bathroom.

- Pin boy.

- Look at my clothes.

- It's an honest living.

- Look at my clothes.

Okay, okay, okay, take Julie.

Take Nancy.

- Nancy?

- Why not?

Nancy's married.

All right, Nancy's out.

It doesn't matter who, it doesn't matter

what, as long as it looks like a girl.

I'll tell you what we'll do.

We'll drive out to the lake.

- You can even use the car.

- I don't know, Nicky.

All this back-seat stuff seems

kind of juvenile, you know.


Will you listen to this guy?

Nicky, I don't pay you

to be Hopper's shadow.

It doesn't even have

to be a real date.

Just show up at her house

and con the old man.

- Boys, I need more gin.

- Take Alberta. Take...

I know what it is.

You're hot for Sally Kaiser.

- What? - Either that or you don't

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Steve Kloves

Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves (born March 18, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer, who mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys. more…

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