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Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)

A teenage boy rebels against parental authority and must face a harsh reality when he tries to live on his own.



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Complete credited cast:
Peter Kastner ...
Julie Biggs ...
Claude Rae ...
Toby Tarnow ...
Charmion King ...
Ron Taylor ...
Boy friend
Bob Hill ...
Patrolman (as Robert Hill)
Jack Beer ...
Sean Sullivan ...
Probation Officer (as John Sullivan)
Lynne Gorman ...
Julie's mother
Ivor Barry ...
Sharon Bonin ...
Norman Ettlinger ...
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18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his only real ally being his girlfriend Julie. Peter's relationship with his parents reaches its boiling point when he borrows his father's new car without permission and is left by him to spend the night in jail after Peter is arrested for reckless driving. Peter runs away from home and moves into a rooming house, and eventually gets a shady job as a parking attendant. His relationship with Julie becomes exponentially more complicated and he finally realizes that being alone in the real world is much harder than he ever imagined. Written by pr1mal_1

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The kids who don't know when to stop...the parents who can't talk to them...the story that blows the roof off those "nice" homes! See more »




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13 August 1964 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Départ sans adieux  »

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CAD 75,000 (estimated)

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Gripping realism, spontaneous acting.
19 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1965. It is very "Canadian" and depicts Toronto at a time when it was still basically a WASP city (before Yorkville). Note that actors Peter and Julie have the same name as their characters. They play two teens who fall in love, and she becomes pregnant.The treatment of this dilemma and the family dynamics is very realistic, enhanced by the black/white photography. If my memory serves me, there was no set script for this film; the actors developed their own lines. One is left with the feeling of having witnessed the real-life tensions in the lives of the people on the screen. Unlike "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", this story of young love in difficulty is stark and realistic. There is not much sense of romance or beauty. It is gripping.

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