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Writers:
Russell Banks (novel)
Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes courage comes from the most surprising places. See more »
Plot:
A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 33 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the great ones, but not for all tastes See more (197 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ian Holm ... Mitchell Stevens
Caerthan Banks ... Zoe Stevens

Sarah Polley ... Nicole Burnell
Tom McCamus ... Sam Burnell

Gabrielle Rose ... Dolores Driscoll

Alberta Watson ... Risa

Maury Chaykin ... Wendell

Stephanie Morgenstern ... Allison
Kirsten Kieferle ... Stewardess

Arsinée Khanjian ... Wanda
Earl Pastko ... Hartley

Simon Baker ... Bear
David Hemblen ... Abbott

Bruce Greenwood ... Billy
Sarah Rosen Fruitman ... Jessica

Marc Donato ... Mason
Devon Finn ... Sean
Fides Krucker ... Klara
Magdalena Sokoloski ... Young Zoe
James D. Watts ... Young Mitchell

Brooke Johnson ... Mary
Allegra Denton ... Jenny
Peter Donaldson ... Schwartz
Russell Banks ... Dr. Robeson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mychael Danna ... Live band harmonium player (uncredited)

Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
 
Writing credits
Russell Banks (novel)

Atom Egoyan (screenplay)

Produced by
Sandra Cunningham .... line producer
Atom Egoyan .... producer
Camelia Frieberg .... producer
Andras Hamori .... executive producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
David Webb .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Production Design by
Phillip Barker 
 
Art Direction by
Kathleen Climie 
 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Cuccia 
 
Costume Design by
Beth Pasternak 
 
Makeup Department
Gérald Altenburg .... assistant hair stylist (as Gerald Altenburg)
Sylvain Cournoyer .... makeup artist
Debra Johnson .... hair stylist
Stephen Lynch .... assistant makeup artist: British Columbia
Mary Monforte .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roberta Pazdro .... production manager: British Columbia (as Roberta J. Pazdro)
Simone Urdl .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Bryniarski .... second assistant director
Cassandra Cronenberg .... trainee assistant director
Andy Mikita .... first assistant director: British Columbia aerial unit
Tracey Poirier .... second assistant director: British Columbia aerial unit
Mary Sylwester .... third assistant director
David Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Atto .... set dresser
Peter Bell .... set apprentice
Larry Burkam .... art department assistant: British Columbia
Larry Burkam .... set dresser: British Columbia
Peter Cosco .... first assistant art director
Darryl Dennis Deegan .... lead set dresser
Sandy Glud .... set buyer
Kate Greenaway .... illustrator: Pied Piper book
Alexandra Hooper .... lead set dresser
Mark Hunter .... propman
Keith McCully .... construction supervisor
Peter Miskimmin .... propman
Daniel Olson .... art department apprentice
Michele Witt .... photographic artworks
Jon P. Goulding .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eric Apps .... adr recordist: Casablanca
Colin Baxter .... sound assistant
Ray Campbell .... sound assistant
Andreas Carlsson .... sound trainee
Tim J. Carroll .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Bernie Cisternas .... sound recording engineer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Steve Copley .... foley mixer (as Steve Copely)
Keith Elliott .... re-recording mixer
James A. Gore .... foley assistant
Anna Gronau .... sound trainee
David Horton .... boom operator
Peter Kelly .... re-recording mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Bob Lacivita .... adr recordist: The Complex
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley assistant (as Ron Mellegers)
Steve Munro .... adr recordist: Trackworks (as Steven Munro)
Steve Munro .... sound designer
Steve Munro .... sound recording engineer (as Steven Munro)
Daniel Pellerin .... re-recording mixer
Ross Redfern .... sound recordist
Ron Searles .... sound recording engineer
Greg Shim .... adr recordist: DeLuxe
David Drainie Taylor .... adr editor
Tony van den Akker .... foley mixer (as Tony Van Den Akker)
Sharon Zupancic .... foley assistant
 
Special Effects by
Curtis Bradshaw .... special effects assistant: British Columbia
Robert Moon .... key special effects technician: British Columbia
Teo Moon .... special effects assistant: British Columbia
Dawn Rivard .... special effects shop
Jeff Skochko .... special effects technician
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Wells .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dennis Berardi .... digital film scanning and recording: Cine-Byte Imaging Inc. (uncredited)
James Cooper .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Frank Falcone .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Sean Montgomery .... visual effects (uncredited)
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects producer: TOPIX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Akerstream .... stunt consultant: British Columbia
Bill Ferguson .... stunt consultant: British Columbia
Rick Pearce .... stunt coordinator: British Columbia
Rick Pearce .... stunts: British Columbia
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (as Brian Renfro)
Peter Szkoda .... stunt coordinator
Claire Webb .... stunts: British Columbia (as Clarie Webb)
Rob Wilton .... stunt coordinator: British Columbia
Rob Wilton .... stunt double: Dolores, British Columbia
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Anderl .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, British Columbia
Paul Boucher .... first assistant camera
Rod Crombie .... Steadicam operator
Jack Cruikshank .... generator operator: British Columbia
Johnnie Eisen .... still photographer
John Foss .... grip
Rodrigue Hamilton .... electrician: British Columbia (as Rod Hamilton)
Reni Hoz .... second assistant camera
George Kerr .... best boy electric
Julian Keyzer .... assistant camera: British Columbia aerial unit
Julian Keyzer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, British Columbia
Patrick King .... additional camera grip
John McIntosh .... electrician: British Columbia (as John Macintosh)
Gregory Middleton .... director of photography: British Columbia aerial unit (as Greg Middleton)
Tom O'Reilly .... best boy grip (as Thomas O'Reilly)
David Owen .... gaffer
John Piva .... generator operator
Brian Potts .... key grip
David Suddaby .... electrician
Nick Swyntuch .... grip
Kirsta Teague .... camera trainee
Jason Webber .... electrician
Dale Zucchet .... generator operator: British Columbia
Jim Filippone .... pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Megan Conacher .... extras casting
Suzanne Leslie .... extras casting: British Columbia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Blow .... costume assistant: British Columbia
Patricia Boulden .... assistant costume designer
Joan Boyko .... costumer
Alex Reda .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Hinton .... color timer: DeLuxe
Janis Kanigan .... color timer: British Columbia
Joanne Rourke .... colorist: video mastering
Paul Winestock .... first assistant editor
Tai Zimmer .... apprentice editor
Dov Samuel .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lorne Davidson .... location manager: British Columbia
Cory Kinney .... assistant location manager
Tracey Renyard .... assistant location manager: British Columbia
Darren Robson .... location production assistant: British Columbia
Matthew Williams .... location production assistant
Selina Williams .... location production assistant: British Columbia
Eardley Wilmot .... location manager
 
Music Department
David Archer .... musician: sackbut
Anne Bourne .... musician: cello, backing vocals
Tim Clement .... musician: acoustic electric guitar
Al Cross .... musician: drums
Mychael Danna .... musician: harmonium and acoustic guitar
Kim Deschamps .... musician: pedal steel, electric bass, acoustic guitar
David Eallis .... musician: bells, percussion
Michael Franklin .... musician: shawm, krumhorn, recorder
David Greenberg .... musician: vielle
Ben Grossman .... musician: percussion
Gary Honess .... assistant recording engineer
Alison Mackay .... musician: vielle, recorder
Terry McKenna .... musician: lute
Alison Melville .... musician: recorder
Hossein Omoumi .... musician: Persian ney
Greg Robertson .... assistant recording engineer
Dante Winkler .... assistant recording engineer
Colin Aguiar .... assistant: Mychael Danna (uncredited)
Ron Korb .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Denise Anderson .... driver: British Columbia
Zoe Black .... driver: British Columbia
Martin Boon .... driver
Brian Brennan .... picture car coordinator: British Columbia
Richard Chilton .... transportation coordinator: British Columbia
Paul Davies .... driver
Rosemary Dell .... driver: British Columbia
Shawn Doyle .... driver: British Columbia
Harold Felhauer .... driver: British Columbia
Mike Giles .... driver: British Columbia
Frank Guadagno .... driver: British Columbia
Al Izumi .... driver
Nancy Jackson .... driver: British Columbia
Viola Janzen .... driver: British Columbia
Janelle Kelly .... driver: British Columbia
Ryan Kosmynka .... driver: British Columbia
Herb Langill .... driver: British Columbia
Evan Siegel .... transportation coordinator
Bill Sims .... driver
Bob Snape .... transportation captain: British Columbia (as Robert Snape)
Gary Strachan .... driver: British Columbia
Andres Vosu .... transportation captain
Matt West .... driver
 
Other crew
Allen Bell .... script editor
Joan Boyko .... set supervisor: British Columbia
Shimmy Brandes .... assistant to producer
Wendy Gibbs .... first aid: British Columbia
Shirley Granger .... production accountant
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor (as Joanne Tolley-Harwood)
Florance Krause .... production secretary: British Columbia
Martyn Krys .... production lawyer
Frank Larre .... caterer: British Columbia
Suzanne Leslie .... extras coordinator: British Columbia
Sarah McCarthy .... production assistant
Sheona McDonald .... production assistant
Beth Nadeau .... caterer: British Columbia
Eva Nagy .... flag person: British Columbia
Bill Nesbitt .... security officer
Sarah Pape .... production assistant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Lynne Pollack .... flag person: British Columbia
Holly Redford .... production coordinator: British Columbia
Bill Sims .... assistant: Ian Holm
Mark Steinberg .... director's observer
Matt Thomas .... craft service
Tami Thomson .... production coordinator
Simone Urdl .... assistant: Atom Egoyan
Alicia Wicinski .... production secretary
Andrea Wood .... legal affairs: Alliance Pictures
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Opticals (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Margaret Atwood .... thanks
Kavita 'Bad Cavity' Bhatia .... musical thanks
Jack Blum .... thanks
John Buchan .... thanks
Sharon Corder .... thanks
Lara Fitzgerald .... musical thanks
Marc Glassman .... thanks
Bill House .... special thanks
Peter Jones .... musical thanks
Victor Loewy .... special thanks
Michèle Pétin .... thanks (as Michèle Halberstadt)
Larissa Remedios .... musical thanks
Julia Tait .... thanks
Vandana Taxali .... musical thanks
Chase Twichell .... thanks
Leo Van Tine .... thanks: Merritt Search & Rescue
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and some language
Runtime:
112 min
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Trivia:
Was #2 on Roger Ebert 's list of the "Best Films of 1997."See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Stephens visits the Ottos, and Mr. Otto offers him some tea, we hear a teakettle whistling but the one we see on the cooker is not the whistling type.See more »
Quotes:
Mitchell Stephens:I woke to the sound of Zoe's breathing. It was laboured. I looked over and noticed she was sweating and all swollen. I grabbed her, rushed to the kitchen, and splashed water on her face.
Alison:What happened?
Mitchell Stephens:I didn't know. I was in a panic. I guessed she'd been bitten by an insect, but there was no doctor. The nearest hospital was forty miles away, and Zoe was continuing to swell. Klara took her in her arms and tried to breast-feed her, while I dialed the hospital...
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69 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
One of the great ones, but not for all tastes, 16 September 2004
Author: Carl_Tait from New York, NY

"The Sweet Hereafter" was arguably the best film of the 1990s and is one of my twenty favorite movies of all time. Everything comes together perfectly: fine characterization and acting (especially by Ian Holm), beautiful photography, and a hypnotic musical score featuring Armenian folk instruments. The mood is deeply elegiac but never maudlin or weepy. There's not a false note in the movie.

But don't worry; I'm not going to start screaming, "If you don't like this movie, you just don't understand it! Go back to your Hollywood pablum, you cretinous moron!" That's a stupid argument in any case, and especially so here. There are going to be some people -- including a few art-house fans -- who will find this movie slow and tedious. For me and many others, however, the film is a masterpiece.

10/10

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