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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
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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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Budget:

CAD 4,248,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,665 (USA) (18 February 1985)

Gross:

$162,364 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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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A truly great film, but only once seen on Showtime
12 October 2001 | by (Scituate Mass) – See all my reviews

This film is superb in every way.... story, writing, direction, casting.... everything! But, alas, it was seen but once.... one time only on Showtime... and then desappeared forever from the tv scene. Something about it's Canadian genesis, some say, but if ever there was a movie that would be a real blockbuster, The Bay Boy is that film. Incredibly, I happened to see the film in it's one and only showing on cable television, back in 1984 or 85. Now, it is available only on VHS but I wait in hope that it will surface again on DVD.

I repeat, this movie is a really great film....... four stars or better!!!


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