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For the Moment (1993)

The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.

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Aaron Kim Johnston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Lachlan
Christianne Hirt ... Lill
Wanda Cannon ... Betsy
Scott Kraft ... Zeek
Peter Outerbridge ... Johnny
Sara McMillan Sara McMillan ... Kate
Bruce Boa ... Mr. Anderson
Katelynd Johnston Katelynd Johnston ... Marion
Tyler Woods Tyler Woods ... Charlie
John Bekavac John Bekavac ... Dipper
Robert G. Slade Robert G. Slade ... Scotty
Kelly Proctor Kelly Proctor ... Dennis
Roxanne Boulianne ... Anne
David Warburton David Warburton ... Commander Levin
Ari Cohen ... Cecil
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The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.

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Genres:

Romance | War | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a poignant death | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

NFB [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aionioi erastes See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,917, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$121,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,548
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Portions of the film were filmed at actual former British Commonwealth Air Training Plan bases in Manitoba. These sites include the former RCAF Stations Brandon, (the site of the Brandon Airport and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum), Rivers and Chater. See more »

Goofs

When saying goodbye to his family at the station the Union Jack Flag is flying upside down. See more »

Quotes

Lachlan: Fair dinkum?
Lill: Fair dinkum. Better than stamps.
[pause]
Lill: Bye.
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Soundtracks

It's Only a Paper Moon
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Billy Rose and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Heather Davies (chorister)
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A Moment In Time
23 November 2010 | by LechuguillaSee all my reviews

About midway through, a character invokes a bit of romanticism. Life, this person says, is "a collection of moments; you got good ones and bad ones; they're all special if they stand out ... Once you've had a moment, it stays with you forever." Clearly, the thematic intent here is to celebrate each moment of one's life, to cherish it, and then watch it fade away.

Russell Crowe plays Lachlan, a charming, Auzzie WWII pilot-in-training who, with his airman buddy, drops by to say hello to the buddy's wife-to-be at her Manitoba farmhouse. And Lachlan takes a romantic interest in the future wife's sister, Lill (Christianne Hirt).

The romance between Lachlan and Lill is a bit dreamlike. As the plot moves along, characters express their joy and excitement, their guilt, their disappointments, their dreams, and their fears. Drama arcs high in the second half, and as one moment fades into the next, change brings tears and sadness. Not everyone survives.

Production values are high. Cinematography is quite good. The excellent flying sequences evoke a sense of romanticism. Casting and acting are fine.

My only real problem is the film's script. After the characters are introduced, the plot seems to go into a holding pattern; not much happens until the second half. Further, the main characters did not really interest me; I could not really identify with them. Also, I was a bit confused on several points; clarifying dialogue would have helped.

"For The Moment" will appeal to dreamers and romantics. The WWII setting adds a touch of nostalgia. Overall, the story is a bit downbeat and sad, slightly melancholy. It's a well-made film, if you can get interested in the characters and are in the mood for a period piece romance.


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