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Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter
Paul Bradley ...
Joey
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Betty
Cayle Chernin ...
Selina
Nicole Morin ...
Nicole
Pierre La Roche ...
Frenchy
Don Steinhouse ...
Boys At The Plant
Ted Sugar ...
Boys At The Plant
Ron Martin ...
Boys At The Plant
Max Jones
Dennis Bishop ...
Loblaw's Clerk
J.R. Zimmerman ...
(as Fred Zimmerman)
Stuart Marwick
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Peter's Aunt
Sheila White ...
Girl in Record Shop
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Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. Their previous life is looking better all the time. This movie is a time capsule of Toronto's Yonge Street - record stores (defunct A&A's), bars, and old neighbourhood side streets. Written by Sven Kahrkling <sven@customized.com>

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3 February 1972 (Hungary)  »

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Bis zum Ende der Straße  »

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CAD 87,000 (estimated)
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The car that Peter and Joey drive is a 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible. See more »

Quotes

Joey Mayle: C'mon Pete.
Peter McGraw: Piss off.
Joey Mayle: It's 6:30.
Peter McGraw: I'm not going to work today.
Joey Mayle: Okay, suit yourself.... Jesus, Petey! Hey, Pete, you can't take no day off! We only been here a month, you think they're not gonna know something's up?
Peter McGraw: I don't give a damn. I can't go horsin' around with broads half the night and drag my butt out of bed a couple'a hours later. All that dumb Selina does is talk. Last night she told me about her mother and her brother's hernia operation and Christ knows what.
Joey Mayle: I thought you were really ...
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Followed by Down the Road Again (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Down the Road
(uncredited)
Music & lyrics by Bruce Cockburn
Performed by Bruce Cockburn
Played over the opening montage
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Incredible movie, a must see
21 May 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews



A gritty and realistic portrayal of the Toronto in 1970, and the tale of two young men with "not a pot to p*** in", who come west from Nova Scotia in search of a better life, but who both end up just trying to survive.

Easily one of the top 10 movies within the past 20 years that I have had the pleasure of viewing.


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