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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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Gregory Nava
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Martin Larraneta
Timothy Hutton ... Jack
Melissa Leo ... Josie Larraneta
Francisco Rabal ... Jorge Larraneta
Concha Hidalgo ... Sebastiana
Stockard Channing ... Margaret
Megan Follows ... Irene
Frederick Coffin ... Ed
Peter Palmer Peter Palmer ... Policeman
Kelly Pacheco Kelly Pacheco ... Young Josie
Allan Chambers Allan Chambers ... Gas Station Attendant
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Father Basil
Darin Willis Darin Willis ... Bellboy
Charmaine Glennon Charmaine Glennon ... Sister at Desk
Justin Gocke Justin Gocke ... Young Martin
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Josie (Melissa Leo) elopes with Jack (Timothy Hutton) 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. Martin (William Hurt) 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 Martin continue what he set out to do in the beginning? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The hunt is on and someone's going to die. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

The cast includes four Oscar winners: William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo, and Henry Bumstead; and one Oscar nominee: Stockard Channing. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

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Melodrama for morons
8 March 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"A Time of Destiny", set during WWII, tells of a duplicitous "black sheep" son's quest to avenge his father's death by killing his brother-in-law, a fellow soldier. An obvious melodrama with numerous nonsequiturs required to make the story work, acting so perfect as to be unreal, and technical and artistic mediocrity, "....Destiny" makes for a marginal watch at best. Okay for hard up couch potatoes into melodrama.


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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English | Basque

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind hævn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$509,397, 24 April 1988

Gross USA:

$1,212,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,212,487
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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