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Moment by Moment (1978)

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

Director:

Jane Wagner

Writer:

Jane Wagner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lily Tomlin ... Trisha
John Travolta ... Strip
Andra Akers Andra Akers ... Naomi
Bert Kramer ... Stu
Shelley R. Bonus Shelley R. Bonus ... Peg
Debra Feuer ... Stacie
James Luisi ... Dan Santini
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Pharmacist
Neil Flanagan Neil Flanagan ... Storekeeper
Jarvais Hudson Jarvais Hudson ... Gas Station Attendant
Tom Slocum Tom Slocum ... Band Leader
Michael Consoldane ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Jo Jordan Jo Jordan ... Bookstore Lady
Joseph Schwab 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Von Augenblick zu Augenblick See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,963,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,963,824
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was a big marquee Christmas release for the Universal Pictures studio stateside in 1978. The film was withdrawn from release to due to its disastrous box-office performance. 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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Soundtracks

Shimmie Doo Wah Sey
Composed and Performed by Andy Fairweather Low
Courtesy of A&M Records and Almo Music Publishing Company
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an interesting movie
23 July 2003 | by jimmmyleeSee all my reviews

I've read the other comments on this movie and some of you are very cruel and immature. I'm a huge Lily Tomlin fan and will be the first one to say this movie is NOT her best work. However, it is not as horrible as some of you have said. It was 1978. Travolta and Tomlin were both at the peak of their careers. John loved Lily and wanted to do a movie with her. Lily had done two movies previously ( one of which garnered her an OSCAR nomination ) and was given the green light to produce her own movie with Jane Wagner. It was not their best work, but I can see where they both definetely worked hard on their roles. In part this movie was making satiric comments on upper class California values. That's what the reference to the pool filter was for. The husband's concerned more with that, Lily's Trisha is devistated. Her "phone breakdown" scene is very good. To be making fun of Lily or John's physical appearance is a truely sad attempt at reviewing this movie. It is a love story with the sex roles reversed. It was a bold attempt to try a different take the male/female relationship. The dialog is sometimes very dumb but I get what Jane was trying to do. Incidently, Jane Wagner is a brilliant writer who went on to write Lily's critically acclaimed 1 woman show "Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe" which won a Tony award on Broadway. Unfortunetly, her 1st attempt at writing a motion picture was not the best vehicle for her talents.

It is a true testiment to the talent of John, Lily and Jane that they each went on to other successes after this movie bombed.

Watch it if you're a fan of John or Lily's or if you like unintended =camp in your movies.


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