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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
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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
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The movie's dedication in the closing credits states: "This film is dedicated to the more than 250,000 young men and women from around the world, who participated in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada during the Second World War and to all those whose lives and hearts they touched for a moment . . . forever."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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Moment In Time, 23 November 2010
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

About midway through, a character invokes a bit of romanticism. Life, this person says, is "a collection of moments; you got good ones and bad ones; they're all special if they stand out ... Once you've had a moment, it stays with you forever." Clearly, the thematic intent here is to celebrate each moment of one's life, to cherish it, and then watch it fade away.

Russell Crowe plays Lachlan, a charming, Auzzie WWII pilot-in-training who, with his airman buddy, drops by to say hello to the buddy's wife-to-be at her Manitoba farmhouse. And Lachlan takes a romantic interest in the future wife's sister, Lill (Christianne Hirt).

The romance between Lachlan and Lill is a bit dreamlike. As the plot moves along, characters express their joy and excitement, their guilt, their disappointments, their dreams, and their fears. Drama arcs high in the second half, and as one moment fades into the next, change brings tears and sadness. Not everyone survives.

Production values are high. Cinematography is quite good. The excellent flying sequences evoke a sense of romanticism. Casting and acting are fine.

My only real problem is the film's script. After the characters are introduced, the plot seems to go into a holding pattern; not much happens until the second half. Further, the main characters did not really interest me; I could not really identify with them. Also, I was a bit confused on several points; clarifying dialogue would have helped.

"For The Moment" will appeal to dreamers and romantics. The WWII setting adds a touch of nostalgia. Overall, the story is a bit downbeat and sad, slightly melancholy. It's a well-made film, if you can get interested in the characters and are in the mood for a period piece romance.

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