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Jean-Marc Amyot ... Willie Jackson
Domenic Tudino ... Lennie Jackson
Sharolyn Sparrow ... Ann Jackson
Jack Langhorn ... Steve Suchan
Karen Kennedy ... Mary Mitchell
Peter Glen ... Sgt. Edmund Tong
Mary Ann MacDonald ... Dorreen Boyd

Gordon Pinsent ... Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Directed by
Les Rose 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
M. Lamb  book "The Boyd Gang"
Barry Pearson  book "The Boyd Gang"
Barry Pearson  screenplay
Les Rose 

Produced by
Barry Pearson .... producer
Original Music by
Zina Louie 
Alex Pauk 
Cinematography by
Ed Higginson 
Film Editing by
Christopher Hutton 
Costume Design by
Anna Nikolajevich 
Delphine White 
Makeup Department
Anna Nikolajevich .... makeup artist
Delphine White .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas J. Gray .... assistant director (as Nick Gray)

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97 min
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Good film, Classic Canadiana., 24 October 2007
Author: Steven-Boyd-1 from Canada

I found this film interesting. The historic perspective on Toronto ("Toronto The Good" back in those days) and the interesting true story of a heavy-handed cop's son becoming one of the country's most wanted criminals was entertaining. Also, I think anything Gordon Pinsent is in, is worth watching. Narrated by Pinsent, he also plays the lead role. It's a good story, if you come across it.

The prosthetic leg that Lennie Jackson concealed his hacksaw in, to break out of the Don Jail is to this day, on display in Toronto Police's lobby Museum at 40 College St (Yonge and College). Edwin Boyd was under suspicion for a double murder in High Park that was never solved.

Interesting, Boyd was a TTC Streetcar driver after returning from WW2 with 2 RCR as a Dispatch Rider, but the straight life just didn't pay.

Ironically, I bought a car off one of the players in this film. Domenic Tudino played Lennie Jackson in the film, he sold me a car in Streetsville in 1985. Small world.

Cheers, Steve Boyd

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