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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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Cast

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Lachlan
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Lill
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Betsy
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Zeek
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Johnny
Sara McMillan ...
Kate
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Mr. Anderson
Katelynd Johnston ...
Marion
Tyler Woods ...
Charlie
John Bekavac ...
Dipper
Robert G. Slade ...
Scotty
Kelly Proctor ...
Dennis
Roxanne Boulianne ...
Anne
David Warburton ...
Commander Levin
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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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Romance | War | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a poignant death | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Aionioi erastes  »

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$121,548 (USA)
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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 »

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

Quotes

Lachlan: That's the thing about life, Johnny. you never know where it's gonna take you from one moment to the next. and it's full of surprises.
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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 reminder
21 June 2000 | by (The Vally, CA) – See all my reviews

This film takes you to another time when there was a different pace to everyday life. We get an idea how families had to deal with the war and how quickly we sent young men off to fight. A very touching look at the past and a reminder that casualties of war don't just happen on the front.

Luckily many of us have never had to go through what our great-grandparents, grandparents or parents went through during a war. This film, I think, is a small thank you. Peter Outerbridge looks amazingly like a young Peter O'Toole and Russell Crowe is absolutely charming and as Australian as he can be. It's definitely worth listening to him recite "High Flight" and makes me wonder what he might accomplish with Shakespeare.


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