And Almost Starring

Episode 73 - Moonstruck

April 19, 2022

Just in time for Nic Cage-as-Nic Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, we’re looking back at one of Cage’s earliest films: the delightful rom-com Moonstruck! Which double Oscar-winner was Cher’s role originally written for? Which Scorsese leading man auditioned for Ronny only for the director to say he had no style? And is this top to bottom the best casting of a film we’ve covered so far? Also – we debate whether or not we could take Cage in a fight and learn which bananas movie Cage did as a direct result of having made Moonstruck!


Moonstruck stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., and John Mahoney; directed by Norman Jewison



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