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Release Date:
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 Fazlian ... George Deryan (as Berj Fazalian)
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Director Cameo: [Atom Egoyan]passenger taking his suitcase at the airport.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Graduate (1967)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a promising debut, 19 December 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Perhaps true family ties are only possible with someone else's family; that's the premise behind writer/director Atom Egoyan's disarming feature debut. The film itself is admittedly slim, running only 72 minutes and resting on the most slender thread of a plot, in which the disenchanted only son of an alienated Anglo Saxon household 'adopts' an Armenian family by posing as their long-lost son, becoming so enriched by the experience he decides to make it a permanent arrangement. Nothing much else happens, but Egoyan fleshes out the skeletal framework with plenty of tender, funny observations, minimizing the video-age pretensions that would mark his subsequent features. In this slight, engaging fable the director exhibits all the earmarks of an embryonic talent taking his first, assured steps.

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