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19 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Russell Crowe ... Lachlan

Christianne Hirt ... Lill

Wanda Cannon ... Betsy

Scott Kraft ... Zeek

Peter Outerbridge ... Johnny
Sara McMillan ... Kate
Bruce Boa ... 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

Ari Cohen ... Cecil
Glen Thompson ... Nigel
Guy Conan Stewart ... Richard (as Guy Stewart)
Grant Dilworth ... Navigation Instructor
Curtis Sali ... Dipper's Cronie #1
Sean Bowie ... Dipper's Cronie #2

Alistair Abell ... Airman #1
Riel Langlois ... Frenchie
Clement Nelson ... Black Dancer
David Cowie ... Controller
Steve James Young ... New Zealander
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Enid-Raye Adams ... Lovely Young Thing (uncredited)
Lisa Stadnykova ... Young Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Aaron Kim Johnston 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron Kim Johnston  written by

Produced by
Jack Clements .... producer
Aaron Kim Johnston .... producer
Joseph MacDonald .... co-producer
Ches Yetman .... co-producer
Original Music by
Victor Davies 
Cinematography by
Ian Elkin 
Film Editing by
Rita Roy 
Casting by
Anne Tait 
Production Design by
Andrew Deskin 
Art Direction by
James Phillips  (as R. James Phillips)
Set Decoration by
Ian Handford 
Mark Andrew Webb 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Penner 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... makeup artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Reginald LeBlanc .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Lhotka .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Delanie Horner .... third assistant director
Allan James .... first assistant director
Liz Jarvis .... second assistant director (as Elizabeth Jarvis)
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... scenic artist
Brian Barstead .... assistant decorator
Lloyd Brandson .... painter
Mark Gebel .... head property master
Jay Robertson .... props
Sound Department
André Chaput .... sound editor
Bob Holbrook .... boom operator
Louis Hone .... sound special effects
David Husby .... sound
Jean-Pierre Joutel .... sound special effects
Andy Malcolm .... sound effects
Jackie Newell .... sound editor (as Jacqueline Newell)
Special Effects by
Clifford Huot .... special effects director
Ted Ross .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernie Kestler .... first assistant camera
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... second assistant camera
Byron McCulloch .... grip
Glen Treilhard .... camera operator
Casting Department
Shelagh Carter .... casting: Winnipeg
Greg Sheris .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Derek J. Baskerville .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Neila Benson .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Mario Klemens .... orchestra director
Transportation Department
A.J. Hordal .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Grant Johnson .... production assistant
Gregory K. Mciver .... production assistant
Kelly Saxberg .... script supervisor

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a poignant death
USA:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Sara McMillan's character, Kate, asks Russell Crowe's character, Lachlan, if he's New Zealander. Lachlan says he's Australian. But Crowe is in fact New Zealander, born in Wellington.See more »
Factual errors: Lachlan takes off twice in the Tiger Moth which he had landed in the fields. On both occasions the engine seems to start itself. The only way to start the Gypsy Major engine of a 1940s Tiger Moth is manually to swing the propeller.See more »
Lachlan:Fair dinkum?
Lill:Fair dinkum. Better than stamps.
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It's Only a Paper MoonSee more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
charming love-during-war story, 24 April 2005
Author: glacefios from Canada

For the Moment is a beautiful little film of which few have heard. More's the pity.

Filmed in my home province of beautiful Manitoba, Canada, it offers an insight into the experience and emotions of two charming young people who would never have met -- given their geographically separated homelands, Australia and Canada. -- except for the eruption of World War II which created many such alliances.

The capital city of Winnipeg hosted a war-time canteen for service men and my aunt was a volunteer there. She had the honour of meeting many young lads -- from the British Empire and allied countries -- who were training at our various camps. Richard Burton was one such and he mentions, in his biography, his training experience.

The beach scene was filmed at Grand Beach which was a very popular summer site for young families and young people so it was a pleasure to see it so beautifully used in this film.

As others here have mentioned, the various backgrounds lent much to the story.

The cast was well chosen and portrayed their characters with respect and sincerity.

Thank you for the opportunity to voice my humble opinions here.

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