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The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999)

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Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy. Being recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14 ... See full summary »

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Robert Wisden ...
Graham James
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Mel Kennedy
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Shirley Kennedy
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Troy Kennedy
Edanna Andrews ...
Sherry Kennedy
Jack Ackroyd ...
Verlin Sawchuk
David Chapman ...
Don Smythe
Paul Coeur ...
Bill Dutton
Paul Dunphy ...
Ron Kirby
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Darren Lucas ...
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Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy. Being recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14 seems an ideal way out, straight to a party animal's good life. Yet after a Vegas marriage with Jana and hearing she's pregnant, Sheldon breaks down and tells her what's been eating at him for years: coach Graham James, who arranged for him to be transferred each time James was, sexually abused Sheldon, who fears to be laughed away as a queer and lose his only career avenue if he goes public. Written by KGF Vissers

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Deeply Moving
3 April 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched the Sheldon Kennedy story, and it brought me to tears as the message in the story was great about former NHL star Sheldon Kennedy and the adversity and office trauma that had affected him since he was 16, and seeing what this man had to go through made me realize that all people should have courage to speak out on what's bothering them, kudos to you Sheldon!!!!


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