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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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Martin Larraneta
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Jack
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Josie Larraneta
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Jorge Larraneta
Concha Hidalgo ...
Sebastiana
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Margaret
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Irene
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Ed
Peter Palmer ...
Policeman
Kelly Pacheco ...
Young Josie
Allan Chambers ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Father Basil
Darin Willis ...
Bellboy
Charmaine Glennon ...
Sister at Desk
Justin Gocke ...
Young Martin
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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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He was Josie's brother and Jack's best friend and he would stop at nothing to destroy them. See more »

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Drama | War

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blind hævn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,212,487 (USA)
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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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Version of Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1908) See more »

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Well-Wrought Soap Opera
5 June 2014 | by (United States) – 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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