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Moment by Moment (1978)

A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Trisha
... Strip
Andra Akers ... Naomi
Bert Kramer ... Stu
Shelley R. Bonus ... Peg
... Stacie
... Dan Santini
John O'Leary ... Pharmacist
Neil Flanagan ... Storekeeper
Jarvais Hudson ... Gas Station Attendant
Tom Slocum ... Band Leader
... Hotel Desk Clerk
Jo Jordan ... Bookstore Lady
Joseph Schwab ... Druggist
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Storyline

One year after "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta starred in this love story between a young drifter and an older woman - Lily Tomlin. The characters are savagely portrayed, and the story is set against a backdrop of shrink-riddled and over-privileged society. Written by <mack@isomedia.com>

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The only thing they have in common... is each other.

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Drama | Romance

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22 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Von Augenblick zu Augenblick  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,963,824
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of two 1978 movies first released in this year starring actor John Travolta. The other picture was Grease (1978). That movie was a hit whereas Moment by Moment (1978) was a flop. These two pictures were the first two films that Travolta appeared in after Saturday Night Fever (1977). See more »

Goofs

In opening credit montage, Trisha is seen strolling through Beverly Hills shopping district carrying a coat and a bag from a boutique; by time movie has started she is still carrying same things, only now she is miles away, outside Schwab's Drugstore in West Hollywood - nowhere within convenient walking distance of Rodeo Drive. See more »

Quotes

Trisha Rawlings: [clasping her hands worshipfully] Ohhhh... STRIP!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Xtro (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes When We Touch
Composed by Dan Hill and Barry Mann
Sung by Dan Hill
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Record Corporation and Welbeck Music Corp./ATV Music Corp. & Mann Songs and Weil Songs, Inc.
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"Use in case of accidental poisoning"
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I used to think that I had seen all 'The Bad Classics, but I have been mistaken.

WORST SCRIPT - WORST EDITING - WORST ACTING - UGH.

I'd heard of this film, but never understand the acute severity of CRAP that oozed from every sleazy, polyester pore in the rotten flesh of this movie!

How, by gods, did this pathetic drivel EVER make it to a public theater in 1978, and then, cruelly, at many more on TV, and in HI-DEF, no less? At least the 'hep 70' soundtrack' was in Dolby.

Pay close attention to Ms. Tomlin's laugh while pouring her friend a cocktail. This movie makes me ache for Joel, Crow & Servo.

I watched Waterworld a few nights back, and recalled the jibes by critics, calling it Kevin's Gate, etc. And now, I wonder why this big LOAD wasn't called Tomlin's Titanic.

I can't help flying in to hysterics imagining what the outtakes looked like. More drugs were snorted, shot, popped and smoked in this flick than Easy Rider. The cast party must've been quite the par-tay to

I wanted disparity to find something happy or at least conciliatory. No such luck.

So now I'm off to watch a good film, say, 'Manos, the Hands of Fate". (Even the dog is a better actor).


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