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The Boy in Blue (1986)

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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."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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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 »

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Ciribiribin
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Music by A. Pestalozza
Arranged by Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny
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Does not live up to expectations ....................
29 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nicholas Cage plays Canadian rowing champion, Ned Hanlan, from his humble beginnings rowing illegal liquor across the border, to his championship race in England. The problem is, you've seen it all before. Pick any boxing, baseball, or football film, and you will be on very familiar ground with "The Boy in Blue". In addition, Cage's romance of Cynthia Dale comes across as really sappy and uninteresting. The movie plays like a series of Victorian postcards. Even usually reliable villain, Christopher Plummer, is no more ruthless than a puppy dog. This movie is way too predictable, toothless, and sugar coated, and does not live up to expectations. - MERK


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