Top 6 Moonrise Kingdom Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Moonrise Kingdom facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Moonrise Kingdom film message.

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012), one of the fictional books seen in the film, The Girl from Jupiter, uses the map of Arrakis from Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi book Dune for its back cover.
In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012), one of the fictional books seen in the film, The Girl from Jupiter, uses the map of Arrakis from Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi book Dune for its back cover.

After Social Services Begins writing the Sheriff a citation, he pulls a book of boating violations out of his pocket to retaliate

Moonrise Kingdom Trivia

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  1. We can see Suzy (Kara Hayward) reading a book with familiar looking map on the back cover! Map is in fact of a north pole of Arrakis (DUNE) and surrounding areas. This isn't the last time Wes Anderson film to feature a Dune connection.

Moonrise Kingdom Hidden Details

1 - Scout Master Ward holds his cigarette as far as possible from the fireworks as a true Scout Master (there is also a no smoking sign on the table)
Scout Master Ward holds his cigarette as far as possible from the fireworks as a true Scout Master (there is also a no smoking sign on the table)

Sam and Suzy almost escape from the militia chasing them in a sailboat during a storm - this is an identical escape to Frederic and Cat's in A Farewell to Arms

Moonrise Kingdom poster
Moonrise Kingdom poster

Moonrise Kingdom Plot

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Moonrise Kingdom. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Wes Anderson
Stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand
IMDB score 7.8