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Brothers by Choice (1986)

A teenager (Charley Higgins) crosses Canada searching for his adoptive brother (Yannick Bisson) who has run away from home.




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A teenager (Charley Higgins) crosses Canada searching for his adoptive brother (Yannick Bisson) who has run away from home.

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29 December 1989 (Finland)  »

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Velipoika  »

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A brilliant slice of Canadiana
31 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

A cinema-graphic masterpiece like this doesn't come along everyday. I can't say that I've ever seen a film to match this one in both plot originality and brilliant acting.

In his parents' eyes, Scott can't quite live up to his older brother. When Scott's dad gets drunk and embarrasses him in front of an entire party (and let me tell you, it's brutal), Scott runs away from home and begins an epic journey of biblical proportions to find a place where he's accepted. Proving to be somewhat of a no-talent in the cocaine trafficking field, Scott becomes a lumberjack in the mountainous back woods of British Columbia. Scott's brother travels across the entire province on his own adventure to find Scott. Some disgruntled cocaine traffickers get thrown into the mix and the whole climax melts into masquerade of thrills, chills and spills.

I'm still waiting for the sequel.

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