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Moment by Moment (1978)

A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.



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Complete credited cast:
Andra Akers ...
Bert Kramer ...
Shelley R. Bonus ...
James Luisi ...
Dan Santini
Neil Flanagan ...
Jarvais Hudson ...
Gas Station Attendant
Tom Slocum ...
Band Leader
Hotel Desk Clerk
Jo Jordan ...
Bookstore Lady
Joseph Schwab ...


One year after "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta starred in this love story between a young drifter and an older woman - Lily Tomlin. The characters are savagely portrayed, and the story is set against a backdrop of shrink-riddled and over-privileged society. Written by <mack@isomedia.com>

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The only thing they have in common... is each other.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Von Augenblick zu Augenblick  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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One of numerous collaborations of writer Jane Wagner and star actress-comedian Lily Tomlin. See more »


In opening credit montage, Trisha is seen strolling through Beverly Hills shopping district carrying a coat and a bag from a boutique; by time movie has started she is still carrying same things, only now she is miles away, outside Schwab's Drugstore in West Hollywood - nowhere within convenient walking distance of Rodeo Drive. See more »


Trisha Rawlings: [clasping her hands worshipfully] Ohhhh... STRIP!
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The Lady Wants to Know
Composed and Sung by Michael Franks
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Mississippi Mud
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Read these reviews ant tell me you don't wanna see it!
23 October 2003 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I have never laughed my fool head off so hard as when I read some of the reviews here. But why be mean to Lily? MALE actors cast themselves ALL THE TIME opposite leading ladies far younger and even more COMPLETELY out of their league. (Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery anyone?) That being said, the main reason to watch this is that it's so not ABOUT anything that it's surreal. If you put yourself in the context of the ME decade, you can see what Jane Wagner was going for here, two people "finding themselves." The trick is making anyone else care. Well, I cared, in the same sense that I care when I see a pile-up on the freeway. Still, if you like Travolta's hairy chest this is a good one watch it in. (If you like it waxed, see "Two of a Kind.") If you want to see Lily in an atypical role, this is the one to watch too. Let's face it, as film disasters go, I'll take this over "The Majestic" any day!

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