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A Time of Destiny (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 April 1988 (USA)
A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi's opera, "La Forza del Destino".

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Josie elopes with Jack against her father's wishes. Her father follows her to the hotel where they are staying and forces Josie to go with him. Jack in turn follows resulting in an accident that leaves her father dead. Marty her brother, who was despised by their father over something he did years ago, sees Jack while grieving over his father and then follows him to Europe where they were fighting the war and was about to kill Jack, when something happened that prevented him. The next thing he knows is that the two of them are being decorated, and somehow the two of them become comrades in arms but when the war ends will their friendship continue or will Marty continue what he set out to do in the beginning? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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War turns boys to men... and men to savages in a time when the rule of law is forgotten. See more »

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Drama | War

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,212,487
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo and Henry Bumstead; and one Oscar nominee: Stockard Channing. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

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Well-Wrought Soap Opera
5 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie has been seriously underrated by almost everyone except Roger Ebert in his initial review. Surprisingly, it has never received any kind of DVD release. This is one of those movies, released every now and again, that are not only about another era, but actually resemble a film of that era. Audiences never know what to do with them, and consequently they are quickly dismissed or forgotten. Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor," Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and many of Cimino's films fit this description, to some extent. In this case, the movie resembles a WWII-era melodrama or even a 1950s Douglas Sirk or George Stevens-style soap opera - including emotional soliliquies, naivete, and occasional overacting.

Accept it for what it is, and you will find an exceptionally well-made, dramatically fluid film about revenge and old-style Latino family loyalty. The 1940s costumes, sets, and photography are excellent, as are Hutton, Hurt, and Leo's performances. In particular, Hutton displays the kind of 1940s pre-war innocence that's perfect for the role. In an era of cynicism, irony, and post-modernist history, such a movie has even less of a chance of finding an audience than when released, but I recommend it for fans of serious filmmaking.


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