A teenage boy living in a Cape Breton coal mining community during the 1930's finds himself contemplating life and is haunted by a murder he witnessed in town.

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Jenny Campbell
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Donald Campbell
Peter Donat ...
Will Campbell
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Sgt. Tom Coldwell
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Father Chaisson
Chris Wiggins ...
Chief Charlie McInnes
Thomas Peacocke ...
Father McKinnon
Isabelle Mejias ...
Mary McNeil
Jane McKinnon ...
Diana Coldwell
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Joe Campbell
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Marie Chaisson (as Joséphine Chaplin)
Pauline Lafont ...
Janine Chaisson
Roy McMullin ...
Paul Ratchford
Kathy McGuire ...
Sister Roberta
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A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should he become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding parishioner? And how far should he go with his girl friend, who happens to be the murderer's daughter? Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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CAD 4,248,000 (estimated)
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First leading role for Kiefer Sutherland See more »

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When Sutherland witnesses the murder, it can be clearly seen, though in shadow, that the murder weapon is a revolver. Later however, when Sutherland is shown the murder weapon in the police station, the weapon is a semi-automatic, and not a revolver. See more »

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References Lloyd's of London (1936) See more »

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Gregorian Chant
by permission of Loyola Marymount University
Performed by The Loyola University Men's Chorus
conductor Paul Salamunovich
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A true neglected gem
12 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely, lovely small-scale film with excellent performances by a talented cast. Liv Ullman, Kiefer Sutherland, Alan Scarfe and everyone else certainly did not make this for the money. Among other delights, it has one of the most authentic losing-of-virginity scenes in any film. And the voice-over of its conclusion imparts the entire story with the resonance of personal myth.

That this film is such an oddity, was so poorly distributed, and is so ignored right now is an indictment of the entire industry and the kind of films it makes -- and doesn't make. To know how to do this and still not do it -- shame on them.


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