A Time of Destiny (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Time of Destiny (1988)





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Martin (William Hurt) and Jack (Timothy Hutton) are World War II soldiers who go from being army buddies to bitter enemies during the war in this uneven melodrama. Not realizing they are brothers-in-law, Martin eventually learns that Jack is married to his sister Josie (Melissa Leo). On their wedding night, Josie's father Jorge (Francisco Rabal) had abducted her in an attempt to dominate her with his old-world ideals of marriage. When Jorge drowns in a lake after the car skids off the road, black-sheep Martin returns home to learn of his father's death, vowing to avenge his father after he learns his buddy is his sworn enemy.


William Hurt
as Martin Larraneta
Melissa Leo
as Josie Larraneta
Timothy Hutton
as Jack McKenna
Francisco Rabal
as Jorge Larraneta
Concha Hidalgo
as Sebastiana Larraneta
Peter Palmer
as Policeman
Kelly Pacheco
as Young Josie Larraneta
Allan Chambers
as Gas Station Attendant
John O'Leary
as Father Basil
Darin Willis
as Bellboy
Charmaine Glennon
as Sister at Desk
Justin Gocke
as Young Martin Larraneta
John Thatcher
as Young George
Harriet Robinson
as Sister in Hall
Sam Vlahos
as Lawyer
Erik Holland
as Colonel in US
Jeff Harding
as Sergeant
Nancy Gair
as Army Nurse
Henry Bumstead
as Colonel in Italy
Robin Bennett
as Reporter
Jasmina Pasalic
as Italian Girl
Mark Burton
as Bernotsky
Rolf Saxon
as Kentucky
Vjenceslav Kapural
as Basque Relative
Joe Faust
as Rancher
Ron Davis
as Businessman
Mike Robelo
as Bonifacio
John Hawker
as Porter on Train
George Reel
as Man at the Train
Michael B. Miller
as Cement Truck Driver
Alan Tilvern
as Father Tony
Ralph Gallucci
as Priest at Funeral
Nicolasa Calvo
as Young Sebastiana
Felix Arcarazo
as Young Jorge Larraneta
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Critic Reviews for A Time of Destiny

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

A Time of Destiny is a film of strong, pure emotions, of which the most powerful are love, hate and jealousy.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

After El Norte, this is a step down for Gregory Nava: A misguided, miscast family melodrama about honor, friendship and revenge; in the leads, two good actors, William Hurt and Timothy Hutton, give disappointing performances.

October 15, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Confused mess maroons a gifted cast

March 29, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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