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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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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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overloaded story
12 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's 1937 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. It's a mining town at the edge of nowhere. Donald Campbell (Kiefer Sutherland)'s father (Peter Donat) had lost his soft drink factory during the Depression. His mother (Liv Ullmann) is keeping the family afloat. His brother Joe is mentally handicap. He's a Roman Catholic altar boy infatuated with Saxon Coldwell (Leah Pinsent). Joe dies. Donald witnesses Saxon's angry dad Sergeant Tom Coldwell (Alan Scarfe) kill his landlord, an elderly Jewish couple. He goes to find Chief McInnes but doesn't tell him about Coldwell. He kisses Saxon's sister Dianna while still in love with Saxon. He is haunted by the murders and in fear of Tom Coldwell. The visiting priest tries to molest him while away and spending the night in the same bed together. He becomes disillusioned with the church.

It's one of Kiefer Sutherland's early roles. He does a fine job. Writer/director Daniel Petrie has filled it with his personal experiences in this semi-autobiographical film. In fact, it's overloaded with them. There are way too many things. It should simply concentrate on the murders and the Coldwells. If it wants to do the priest route, it should limit it to that part and make this a sexual coming-of-age story. Putting them together is too much and doesn't allow each story to develop.


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