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The Boy in Blue (1986)

Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat."

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Cast

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Ned Hanlan
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Margaret
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Knox
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Bill
Sean Sullivan ...
Walter
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Dulcie
James B. Douglas ...
Collins
Walter Massey ...
Mayor
Austin Willis ...
Bainbridge
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Kinnear
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Trickett
Tim Weber ...
Cooney
George E. Zeeman ...
Cop
Geordie Johnson ...
Andrew Bothwell
Brian Thorne ...
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Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat." Written by Greg Doyle

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competitor | canadian man | rowing | See All (3) »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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17 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La race des champions  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 7,716,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$275,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The steamship that appears throughout in the film, the RMS Segwun, is the oldest operating steamship in North America. Originally known as the Nipissing, it was first commissioned in 1887. As of this writing (November 2006) The RMS Segwun is still running strong and is based year-round on Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst Ontario, Canada. See more »

Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny
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Row, row row your boat!
22 October 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Nick Cage was only 22 when he made this period piece. Chariots of Fire (1981) must have been in the back of his mind. Ned Hanlon was not a big enough name to interest the viewer, and he was a naive young man. But it was a nice, but not remarkable movie. He did build his pecs up for this-- he always gets into his character.


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