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The Bay Boy (1984)

R | | Drama | 15 February 1985 (USA)
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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Storyline

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 »

Goofs

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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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Performed by Donkin Citizens Band
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Great piece of work
14 January 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a thoroughly well-made Canadian movie, with an unusually high number of memorable scenes, thanks to a well-written script and solid acting from all involved. And although a coming-of-age drama with many emotional scenes, there are well-placed lighthearted moments that help to keep the movie from getting too "heavy". All-in-all, it's a real success, and is yet another example of a lesser known movie that outshines most of the box office blockbusters.


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