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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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Paul Quarrington ...
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Suzanne Ristic ...
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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Love takes you places you never expected to go. 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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Trivia

Maury Chaplin won a Gemini for Best Supporting Actor. 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

Song Of Danger
Composed and Written by Rheostatics
Performed by Rheostatics
Produced by Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
Engineered by Tom Heron
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A wonderful movie for anyone.
5 November 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I originally rented Whale Music because I'm a fan of Deborah Duchene. But I was completely surprised at the caliber of this movie. It's wonderful. The acting is so convincing you wonder if the people knew they were being filmed. Also, the love story between Desmond and Claire is so interesting because of their differences. The characters are believable and un-cliched. Claire is skinny and pretty but not bombshell beautiful and Desmond is slightly obese and normal looking.

It's a very real, original film that is well worth renting. I've seen it at least eight times and enjoyed each time.


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