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The Bay Boy (1984)

 -  Drama  -  15 February 1985 (USA)
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A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a ... See full summary »

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Jenny Campbell
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Donald Campbell
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Will Campbell
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Sgt. Tom Coldwell
Mathieu Carrière ...
Father Chaisson
Chris Wiggins ...
Chief Charlie McInnes
Thomas Peacocke ...
Father McKinnon
Isabelle Mejias ...
Mary McNeil
Jane McKinnon ...
Diana Coldwell
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Peter Spence ...
Joe Campbell
Josephine Chaplin ...
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 be 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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When Donald and Mary are seen together in bed eating chocolate cake, creaking can be heard around them on the floor, though neither of them move. It is most likely sounds made by the crew or cameramen. See more »

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

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Les patineurs (Skaters Waltz)
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Music by Emil Waldteufel
Performed by Donkin Citizens Band
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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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