Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She ... See full summary »

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Ed McNamara ...
Phillip Longlan
Patricia Phillips ...
Sharon
Stephen McGrath ...
Bayo
Hugh Webster ...
Wilf Taylor
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Squid Hayman
Patrick Lane ...
Old Hayman
Maisie Rillie ...
Wanda Hayman
Nellie Ludlow ...
Effie Taylor
Jane Dingle ...
Mrs. Merrill
Griffith Brewer ...
Bern Taylor
Gordon Ralph ...
George Walsh
Richard Edwards ...
Billy
Fred Smith ...
Jimmy White
Lloyd Olford ...
Cliff Hunt
Harris Lodge ...
Eddie Bauer
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Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was from - to eke out a better life for her and Bayo. She even leaves her big black packed trunk in the middle of the foyer as a symbolic gesture that that move will soon be happening. She equally hates her fisher father, Phillip Longlan, for subjecting her and her mother to life there. Phillip, who spends most of his time on a commercial fishing boat, only provides Sharon enough money to survive but not to achieve that dream of leaving. Bayo, however, doesn't want to leave, especially leave his grandfather behind. He wants to live and die by the sea, much like his deceased father, who he never knew. Based on his grandfather's stories to him, Bayo has a fantasy of rowing across the Atlantic to Portugal. On Phillip's next visit ashore, Bayo ... Written by Huggo

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25 April 1985 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,942,000 (estimated)
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Small town Newfoundland
13 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Entertaining and refreshing tale about small town Newfoundland. Includes a wake. Interesting character development as the actors try to come to terms with their individuals needs and responsibilities as well as their love for each other. An eccentric old sea captain to old to continue his work is devastated by his love for the sea and is driven a bit insane over it - also has to summon new bravery to aid his grandson and daughter. The plot centers around his daughters desire to move to the big city. A common issue in small towns on the coast. The main character is the boy who the movie revolves around. Innocence, truth, and issues of life. He learns from his grandfather to face life and it's harsh realities - but in his own eclectic way.


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