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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Mel Kennedy
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Don Smythe
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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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3 October 1999 (Canada)  »

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Un rêve abîmé  »

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Decent movie about an important man
23 October 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This isn't a great movie, but this a movie that deserves to be seen. Sheldon's story is a well-known one among hockey fans, but it's a story that should be heard by a much larger audience. The movie itself is only okay, but then again, I was already familiar with most of the twists in his story. If only to find out about Sheldon's story and courage, you should watch this movie. Enjoyment of the film is secondary, learning about this man comes first.


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