Olympia Dukakis was named Best Supporting Actress of 1987 by the National Board of Review.
Actress Julie Bovasso, who played Rita, also served as dialogue coach.
Estimated budget $14 million.
Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and New York City, New York. Shot in Technicolor and Medallion. Titles by Theo Dimson Design; opticals by Film Effects. Original aspect ratio 1.85.
Screened at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival in February.
Released in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto December 16, 1987. Released in USA February 5, 1988. Released on video August 30, 1988.
Reviewed in the New York Times December 16, 1987, and Monthly Film Bulletin April 1988.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists "Moonstruck" as one of his favorite films.
DVD Special Features: Feature Length Commentary by Norman Jewison, Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, Theatrical Trailer.
Academy Awards Best Actress 1987 Cher Oscar Winning Music Performer/Actress, MOONSTRUCK
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress 1987 Olympia Dukakis Oscar Winning American actress, MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1987 John Patrick Shanley Screenwriter/Playwright