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Moment by Moment (1978)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 December 1978 (USA)
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A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

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Cast

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

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.

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Drama | Romance

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22 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Von Augenblick zu Augenblick  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The place where Lily Tomlin and John Travolta meet for the first time was a "Schwab's Pharmacy" on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills in California. The "Schwab's Pharmacy" at 8024 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California was the location where apparently movie star Lana Turner was discovered. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Trisha Rawlings: [clasping her hands worshipfully] Ohhhh... STRIP!
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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Moment by Moment
Sung by Yvonne Elliman
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin
Arranged by Jimmie Haskell (as Jimmy Haskell)
Produced by Robert Appere
Main Theme Saxophone John Klemmer
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an interesting movie
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've read the other comments on this movie and some of you are very cruel and immature. I'm a huge Lily Tomlin fan and will be the first one to say this movie is NOT her best work. However, it is not as horrible as some of you have said. It was 1978. Travolta and Tomlin were both at the peak of their careers. John loved Lily and wanted to do a movie with her. Lily had done two movies previously ( one of which garnered her an OSCAR nomination ) and was given the green light to produce her own movie with Jane Wagner. It was not their best work, but I can see where they both definetely worked hard on their roles. In part this movie was making satiric comments on upper class California values. That's what the reference to the pool filter was for. The husband's concerned more with that, Lily's Trisha is devistated. Her "phone breakdown" scene is very good. To be making fun of Lily or John's physical appearance is a truely sad attempt at reviewing this movie. It is a love story with the sex roles reversed. It was a bold attempt to try a different take the male/female relationship. The dialog is sometimes very dumb but I get what Jane was trying to do. Incidently, Jane Wagner is a brilliant writer who went on to write Lily's critically acclaimed 1 woman show "Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe" which won a Tony award on Broadway. Unfortunetly, her 1st attempt at writing a motion picture was not the best vehicle for her talents.

It is a true testiment to the talent of John, Lily and Jane that they each went on to other successes after this movie bombed.

Watch it if you're a fan of John or Lily's or if you like unintended =camp in your movies.


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