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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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Prison Guard
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

Nice To Love You
Written by Neil Osborne (as Osborne), Phil Comparelli (as Camparelli), Brad Merritt (as Merritt) & Matt Johnson (as Johnson)
Lyrics by Neil Osborne
Performed by 54-40
Fifty-Four Forty Songs Inc./Sony Music Publishing - SOCAN
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Warning: Do NOT Watch The CBC Version
20 August 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Anyone who loves the Rheostatics' music is going to enjoy this film. I have some minor complaints, mainly about pacing and the casting of certain actors (not Maury) who aren't really convincing in their roles, but I don't have time write a detailed review. I just want to warn anyone who has seen this film or plans to watch this film as presented CBC television in Canada: The version that airs are the CBC is like the Reader's Digest version of WHALE MUSIC---don't watch it. It cuts out entire scenes and subplots (if you can them that) from the film. The CBC, which presents most of films untouched, took half the guts out of WHALE MUSIC. I don't know why. It's horrible what they did to the film. Rent the video or watch it in a theatre, but DON'T watch it on CBC television.


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