When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also ... See full summary »

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Bobby Scofield
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Josephine 'Jo' Parnell (as Katharine Isobel)
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Lester Parnell
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Eva Scofield
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Grandma
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Richard
David Roemmele ...
Luke
Dan Warry-Smith ...
Slug
Michael Colton ...
D.J. Barnes
Quinn Simpson ...
Zoe
Ashley Brown ...
Ormond
Dennis O'Connor ...
Norbert
Zeus ...
Beatrice (as Zeus the Moose)
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When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and she has a wild plan to capture and relocate a female moose to be company for him. Together, Bobby and Jo, with the help of their single parents, Eva and Lester, attempt to put Jo's plan into operation. Written by Kathy Li

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Family | Drama

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2 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Ein Elch in Seenot  »

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Near the beginning of the film, the family car is shown driving from Toronto supposedly to Nova Scotia. The SkyDome is shown in the background with the car clearly driving west on the Gardiner Expressway. You would drive east to Nova Scotia on that highway; there is no shortcut going west from there. See more »

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Josephine 'Jo' Parnell: I was your only friend when you were a weird doofus from Toronto. I let you in on something great, because I thought you could do stuff, great stuff. Stuff nobody else even thought of. But now you're giving up on our plan. For what? So you can play ball with a bunch of townies who are afraid to let girls join their team?
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Yesterday Mountain
Written & Performed by Brock Simpson
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Tender Nature
2 August 2003 | by (Obscurity) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films one could watch on a Saturday sometime, and in turn gain a good life's attitude through the week.

Bobby Scofield (Johnny Morina) is a 12-year-old baseball player, come with his recently divorced mother, Eva (Lolita Davidovitch), to live in Nova Scotia for the summer with his grandma. Soon after arriving, he meets local girl, Jo Parnell (Katharine Isobel), with whom he strikes up an immediate friendship.

The two children, with the help of Jo's father, Lester (Timothy Dalton), make it their mission to find a mate for Charley, prodigal mate-hungry moose stuck by himself on a little remote island outside Nova Scotia. Though they encounter various snags and some seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the way, they do manage to haphazardly build a mutual friendship of substance, which by rote involves their parents and intensifies their mission.

Mistake me not, though: This is a happy-go-lucky film, with wonderful actors playing characters to love - And I certainly do - I love it all!


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