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30 November 1984 (Canada) See more »
Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Patrick Tierney ... Peter Foster / Bedros Deryan
Berj Fazalian ... George Deryan
Sirvart Fazlian ... Sonya Deryan

Arsinée Khanjian ... Azah Deryan
Margaret Loveys ... Mrs. Foster
Thomas Tierney ... Mr. Foster
Phil Rash ... Foster Counsellor
Paul Babiak ... Deryan Counsellor
Constantino Magnatta ... Video Operator (as Tino Magnatta)
Andrew Coyne ... Counsellor in Elevator
Peg Christopherson ... Counsellor in Elevator
Linzee Collins ... Receptionist
Robert Kosoy ... Boy in Store
Charmaine Lord ... Stripper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hagop Apkarian
Puzant Apkarian
Kaloust Babian
Arsho Basmajian
Isa Basmajian
Silva Basmajian
Lindsay Collins ... Receptionist
Camelia Frieberg
Irwin Haller
Nadya Hamparian
Simon Hasserjian
Kevork Kharshafdjian
Sylvia Kharshafdjian
Assadour Kirijian
Arsinée Melikian
Arthur Melikian
Garbis Melikian
Vivian Palin
Sirvart Papazian
Hurrie Tikiryan-Dwyer
Hripsime Trpandjian
Judy White
Pierre Yeremian

Atom Egoyan ... Birthday Guest / Man Taking Suitcase at Airport (uncredited)

Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Atom Egoyan 

Produced by
Atom Egoyan .... producer
Cinematography by
Peter Mettler 
Film Editing by
Atom Egoyan 
Art Direction by
Ross Nichol 
Production Management
Camelia Frieberg .... production manager
Jeremy Podeswa .... production manager
Sound Department
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
David Rokeby .... sound realizations
Marc Mercury .... stunts
Editorial Department
Bruce McDonald .... assistant editor
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Other crew
Atom Egoyan .... classical guitar
Susan Haller .... script supervisor

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70 min
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Director Cameo: [Atom Egoyan]passenger taking his suitcase at the airport.See more »
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References The Graduate (1967)See more »


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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An underestimated and little known film, 6 March 1999
Author: Michael from Boston

Atom Egoyan's first feature length film is highly unknown and even somewhat hard to find. It is really a great film though. It is about a young man who's having problems with his WASP family. While going to "video" therapy, he sees an Armenian couple who gave their son up for adoption. What follows is a remarkable film about searching for yourself and for the perfect family. Like most of Egoyan's films it is set in an unknown city and country, and he never says the family is Armenian but we learn from their culture they are. I like that fact because he lets the viewers make up their minds as to what country it is in and so forth.

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