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The Bay Boy (1984)

R  |   |  Drama  |  15 February 1985 (USA)
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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
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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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 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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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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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Performed by Donkin Citizens Band
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I loved The Bay Boy
11 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember when I was little & they were filming the Bay Boy in Glace Bay & it was very cool to have a movie shoot on the street where our church was. At the time though I was all - Keifer Who? The movie really is fantastic and funny and thrilling but at the time the thrill was that it was shot in our home town. They even had the premiere at the Savoy Theater in Glace Bay which for Glace Bay was a pretty big deal. Though not entirely surprising. The Writer / Director Daniel Petrie was born in Glace Bay.

The CBC had aired this movie many times over the years. So it is quite possible it will air again. Luckily I still have a copy on tape. I've seen copies in the video store (not on DVD mind you - although it very well may be on DVD by now - I am not sure).

A must see. Amazon.ca has the VHS listed.


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