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Desmond Howl
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Claire Lowe (as Cyndy Preston)
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Daniel Howl
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Fay Ginzburg-Howl
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Kenneth Sexstone
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Mookie Saunders
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Sal Goneau
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Monty Mann
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Dewey Moore
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Bobby Sue
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Monty's Wife
Roman Podhora ...
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Sherri Wong ...
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Shot around the breathtaking coastline of B.C.'s Howe Sound, Whale Music is the triumphant adaptation of Paul Quarringaton's Governor General's Award-winning novel about the redemption of a faded rock star through love and music. Richard J. Lewis' exploration of the reclusive musician's efforts to create a piece of music that will summon the whales is a sensory and emotional tour de force. Written by Vancouver Film Festival, Handbook

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An ex-rock star. A runaway stripper. Together, they're making a new kind of music. See more »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Bálnák zenéje  »

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$39,129 (USA)
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Won 4 Genies including Best Actor (Chaykin) and Best Original Song See more »

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Fay: This girl looks under age, Des. Could mean prison.
Desmond: That seems a heavy price to pay for a youthful appearance.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in end credits: The Mackie 24 Channel 8 Bus Console used by "Desmond" offers full MIDI automation from the computer screen using virtual faders, but is not physically automated as seen in the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Song Of Sadness
Composed and Written by Rheostatics
Performed by Rheostatics
Produced by Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
Engineered by Tom Heron
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Whale music-needs to have a bigger audience
25 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film yet hated it because I wanted to help this guy! I am in my fifties and have a lot of friends in the music business...who are now still trying to become adults....no more fans,groupies,money etc...and they are having such a hard time adjusting to a regular life...as they see the new bands etc getting the spotlight...it is almost like they have to begin anew...this film is a testament to what a lot of the old rockers from the 70's and 80's are going through now....and that's where I find the film sad and depressing.BUT it portrays the life of an old rock star-abandoned and lost-in a believable way.The young girl who arrives at his decrepit home reminds me of Hollis maclaren (Outrageous)...and she is one lady in a film you will cheer for. This film is a must have for folks in their 50's who have seen the rise and fall of bands,people who knew the members, and have watched them hurt as age creeps in,and popularity fades.This is an almost perfect movie....sad but in a way positive....because of the whales. A MUST SEE!


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