Making Of...
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Under The Cherry Moon Behind The Scenes

Under The Cherry Moon Picture
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1986 Dance / Music movie starring Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jerome Benton et al.
Contributed by: Baz
The part where Prince sings "Girls and Boys", you see him swing his jacket around and put it back on with style. In actual fact, this scene is played backwards and he is actually taking his coat off!
Contributed by: Sean Harrignton
Apollonia Kotero was initially asked to play the role of Mary, but declined and it went to Kristin Scott Thomas.
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This film was filmed in color but released in black and white.
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Designer clothes for the film were designed by fashion designers Bonucci and Reminiscence.
Contributed by: Meloh
Mary Lambert was the original director for the film. She was fired by Prince, due to creative differences. She went on to direct Pet Semetary 2 and Madonna's controversial music video for "Like a Prayer" where Madonna performed in front on burning crosses and made love to the statue of a saint in church.
Contributed by: Chris Daly
In the sequence that begins with the song, "Love or Money," there's an aerial shot of a mosiac sidewalk. Said sidewalk can be found in Chateau Park in Nice, France. I stumbled across the actual street while backpacking through Europe in high school. I recognized, but couldn't place, the street and then the song started playing in my head. I still have pictures of myself posing in front of the octopus mosiac.
Contributed by: Elle Richardson
The Original name for Kirstin Scott-Thomas's character in the film was 'Alexa' (after the song 'ALEXA DE PARIS') but was later changed to Mary when it was decided the character should be English!!
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Contributed by: Ken
The scene where Christopher is crying over Mary.

The scene where Christopher and Mary are walking from the race track and the horses are running around the track.

The scene where Mary is touching Christopher's chest

...All of these scenes are in the trailer.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Under The Cherry Moon