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"Moonrise Kingdom" is a movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Rushmore").

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, "Moonrise Kingdom" tells the story of two 12 year olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.

"Moonrise Kingdom" is produced by Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical. The movie is directed by Wes Anderson from a screenplay by Anderson & Roman Coppola. The song "Khaki Scout Marches" is wirtten by Mark Mothersbaugh and performed by Peter Jarvis and his Drum Corps. Original music is by Alexandre Desplat. Casting is by Douglas Aibel. The crew includes costume designer, Kasia Walicka Maimone, music supervisor Randall Poster, editor Andrew Weisblum, ACE, production designer Adam Stockhausen and director of photography Robert Yeoman, ASC. The associate producer is Octavia Peissel. Co-producers are Molly Cooper and Lila Yacoub. Executive producers are Sam Hoffman and Mark Roybal. Producers are Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson.


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 94 mins.
Release Date: May 25, 2012
Distributor: Focus Features
Production Companies:
Indian Paintbrush
American Empirical

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