Despite the starring presence of Timothy Hutton and William Hurt, A TIME OF DESTINY is a disappointingly overblown melodrama. Beginning at a battlefront in WW II Italy, where American soldiers Martin and Jack (Hurt and Hutton, respectively) seem closer than brothers, the story flashes back
to San Diego. There, Basque immigrant Jorge (Francisco Rabal) heads a family that includes his wife (Concha Hidalgo); married daughter Margaret (Stockard Channing); and adored daughter Josie (Melissa Leo), whose relationship with GI Jack he has forbidden. The couple elopes, but Jorge coaxes Josie
from her honeymoon bed and into his car during a driving rainstorm, with Jack in pur...