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John and the Missus (1987)

A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of ... See full summary »

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John Munn
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Missus
Randy Follett ...
Matt
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Faith
Roland Hewgill ...
Fred Budgell
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Danny Boland
Neil Munro ...
Tom Noble
Michael Wade ...
Sid Peddigrew
Jerry Doyle ...
Alf Sheppard
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Mavis Sheppard
Barry Green ...
Wallace Cahill
Ricky Raymond ...
Robert Cahill
Austin Davis ...
Len Peacock
Judy Furlong ...
Stella Peacock
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A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of settlement money offered by the government. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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it's about newfoundland people...
26 January 2004 | by (over the rainbow) – See all my reviews

a truely amazing story about newfoundland's history, moreso than that of Canada. it's about resettlement, after confederation, when joey smallwood decided that small outport towns like that in this movie, were unnecessary and unuseful to the economy, so people in my province actually would cross their houses on the oceans to move them. people left their legacys because they had no choice.

it is a newfoundlanders history. it's the sacrifices we made to be a part of canada. not that we wanted to make them. there are houses here where i live from small communities across the bay that came here during resettlement. families that still have summer homes in those communities and revisit them ever summer religiously.

please don't refer to this as 'canada's east coast'. this isn't the history of canada, and considering the fact that gordon pinsent is a homegrown newfoundlander, i doubt that he, like many other people from our province would apprechiate our history referred to as that of the entire nation. it changed our lives and no one elses.


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