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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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Aaron Kim Johnston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Lachlan
Christianne Hirt ... Lill
Wanda Cannon ... Betsy
Scott Kraft ... Zeek
Peter Outerbridge ... Johnny
Sara McMillan Sara McMillan ... Kate
Bruce Boa ... Mr. Anderson
Katelynd Johnston Katelynd Johnston ... Marion
Tyler Woods Tyler Woods ... Charlie
John Bekavac John Bekavac ... Dipper
Robert G. Slade Robert G. Slade ... Scotty
Kelly Proctor Kelly Proctor ... Dennis
Roxanne Boulianne ... Anne
David Warburton David Warburton ... Commander Levin
Ari Cohen ... 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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Genres:

Romance | War | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a poignant death | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

NFB [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aionioi erastes See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$121,548
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lachlan: Sweet dreams.
Lill: There's no time for dreams. We've almost run out of night.
Lachlan: There's nothing wrong with daydreams.
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Soundtracks

Canon in D
Written by Johann Pachelbel
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A reminder
21 June 2000 | by Sam-80See 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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