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Whale Music (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 October 1995 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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Suzanne Ristic ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

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

It's Never Too Late
Written by John Kay and Nick St. Nicholas
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records, Special Markets
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
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Sterling Empathy
18 September 1998 | by (Guelph, Ontario) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine recommended this movie, citing my vocal and inflective similarities with Des Howl, the movie's main character. I guess to an extent I can see that and perhaps a bit more, I'm not very sure whether or not that's flattering portrayal.

This is a pretty unique work, the only movie to which this might have more than a glancing similarity would be True Romance, not for the content or the style of filming or for the pace of dialogue (Whale Music is just so much more, well, relaxed.) But instead that they both represent modern love stories.

In general I'm a big fan of Canadian movies about music and musicians (for example I highly recommend Hard Core Logo) and this film in particular. It has an innocent charm, Des is not always the most likeably guy, but there's something about him that draws a sterling sort of empathy.


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