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29 December 1989 (Finland) See more »
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Cast

 

Yannick Bisson ... Scott
Todd Duckworth ... Kirk
Frances Flanagan ... Laura

Anna Hagan ... The Mother

Gary Hetherington ... Curran
Charley Higgins ... Brett

Christianne Hirt ... Kitty
Terence Kelly ... The Father
Campbell Lane ... Uncle Cam
Stephen E. Miller ... Dal
Winston Rekert ... Max

Directed by
William Fruet 
 
Writing credits
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Joe Wiesenfeld 

Produced by
Louise Clark .... producer
Seaton McLean .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Mollin 
 
Cinematography by
Ron Orieux 
 
Film Editing by
Allan Lee 
 
Casting by
Trish Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Tish Monaghan 
 
Makeup Department
Pearl Louie .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Patrick Finn .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Catherine Leighton .... property master
Mark Prior .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Gordon Anderson .... boom operator
Martin Fossum .... sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Keith Wardlow .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian A. Kuchera .... key grip
Tom A. Wallace .... dolly grip
Peter F. Woeste .... assistant camera
Len Wolfe .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Dawn Hanna .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Brian Ferstman .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Rocky Zantolas .... driver captain
 
Other crew
Janet Brown .... script supervisor
Richard Cowan .... production assistant
 

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
50 bucks is 50 bucks...., 6 June 2005
Author: byakimovich from Canada

As mentioned by terrisyak, this is one succulent slice too good to pass up. If you're a Canadian, this movie will have a place in your heart directly in-between The Log Driver's Waltz cartoon short and Harriett's Magic Hats. Living in Kamploops, B.C, Scott has been adopted by a drunk and some lady, his best friend is his brother Brett who is a know-it-all and not much in a fight. Scott likes building boats. Who doesn't? As mentioned, his Dad gets drunk at a party and embarrasses Scott by uttering words that have forever been burned into my mind. "...now take my other son Scott...he may not know the difference between an ode and a sonnet...but if you need your plumbing fixed...he's your man." Hey, I'd run away too. What ensues is a tussle with some Western Canadian thugs named Dal and Kirk who are pushing the blow. Scott gets hooked up as a deliveryman but on his first mission, hears the cops, drops his spice and runs. Sound a bit like Han Solo in A New Hope? Actually, the two characters are remarkably alike. Meanwhile, Brett sets off to find his brother. He barely gets out of his highschool before some bullies beat him up and take his bike. Bully - "Hey man...what are you doing on MY bike? What say I try it out?" ( I still use this line to this day! ) Brett - "Uhh...but it's my bike..." Bully - < pulls out a haymaker and floors Brett > Meanwhile Scott joins the timber trade in an adventure that overshadows The Journey of Natty Gann. Meanwhile, Dal and Kirk come after him because they're out $3000 and try to kill him. The rest is a blur but I think there's something about a pirate ship at the end.

Anyways, a very quotable movie that you DON'T want to miss. 80's Canada...is there any better place to be?

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