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3 October 1999 (Canada) See more »
Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Jonathan Scarfe ... Sheldon Kennedy

Polly Shannon ... Jana

Robert Wisden ... Graham James

Noel Fisher ... Young Sheldon Kennedy

Brent Stait ... Mel Kennedy

Lynda Boyd ... Shirley Kennedy

Justin Stillwell ... Troy Kennedy
Edanna Andrews ... Sherry Kennedy
Jack Ackroyd ... Verlin Sawchuk
David Chapman ... Don Smythe
Paul Coeur ... Bill Dutton
Paul Dunphy ... Ron Kirby

Ty Olsson ... Mark
Darren Lucas ... Brad

Rob Daprocida ... Darryl
David McNally ... Tom Laidlaw
Rod Jarvis ... Flames Coach
Shannon Anderson ... Lori
Kathy Shane ... Val
Marty Antonini ... Trainer

Christy Bruce ... Attractive Woman
Larry Day ... TV Reporter #1

Chris Enright ... Photographer
Brad Turner ... Eric Lindros
Stephen Hair ... Morris the Cabbie
Benedict Campbell ... Brandon Player #1 (as Ben Campbell)
Ryan Addams ... Brandon Player #2
Kiel Harvey ... Tyler

David Haysom ... Bronco Player

Gary Hetherington ... Judge
Terry King ... Judge
Bryce Kulak ... Young Mark
Sandra Laratta ... Carla
Terry Lawrence ... New Flames Coach
Jonathan Love ... Dlivery Man

Brian Martell ... RCMP Constable

Jaia Talisman ... Jennifer (as Anita Matthys)

Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Les
Doug McKeag ... Sports Bar Guy

Melanie Merkosky ... Theresa

Valerie Planche ... Mark's Mother
Will Reeb ... Elvis
Larry Reese ... Autograph Man
Gillian Skupa ... Flight Attendant
Jodi Stecyk ... Todd
Maureen Thomas ... Joyce

Dan Willmott ... Hockey League Executive
Shawn McCann ... Sheldon Hockey Double
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Maniotakis ... NHL Goaltender
Wendy Pasher ... Arena Fan (as Wendy Higgins)

Directed by
Norma Bailey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suzette Couture 

Produced by
Doug MacLeod .... producer
Pierre Sarrazin .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Korven 
Cinematography by
David Frazee 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
Casting by
Bette Chadwick 
Candice Elzinga 
Set Decoration by
Paul Healy 
Production Management
Eda Lishman .... production manager
Jordy Randall .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Ambury .... second assistant director
Brad Logel .... trainee assistant director
Martin Pedersen .... third assistant director
Trevor Seitz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alan McCullagh .... assistant set decorator
Tim Ranson .... on-set dresser
Bev Ulmer .... lead painter
James Weeks .... carpenter
Ken Wills .... property master
Sound Department
Fred Brennan .... dialogue and adr editor
Fred Brennan .... supervising sound editor
Shane Connelly .... sound mixer
Michael Gabriel .... adr recordist
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Orest Sushko .... re-recording mixer
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Robert Sheridan .... special effects coordinator
Leo Wieser .... assistant special effects coordinator
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt performer
Brad Turner .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Belyea .... grip
Burton Kuchera .... gaffer (as Burton 'Joe' Kuchera)
Chris Large .... still photographer
Rick D. Schmidt .... key grip
Chris Speers .... best boy grip
Christopher G. Sprague .... best boy electric
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator
Casting Department
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pauline Chung .... assistant costume designer
Mary Hyde-Kerr .... costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Lionel Barton .... colorist
Location Management
Neale Joudrie .... location manager
Matthew Kershaw .... location scout
Dan Kuzmenko .... trainee location manager
Matt Palmer .... assistant location manager
Other crew
Rob Doak .... video coordinator
Ken Friss .... script supervisor
Tara Howie .... production assistant
Jason Lewis .... production assistant
Sheena Ross .... accounting clerk
David Steinberg .... legal
Bruce Toy .... chef
Brad Turner .... choreographer
Lisa Ungarian .... assistant production coordinator
Darin Wilson .... assistant production coordinator

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An excellent and heart-warming story that everyone needs to hear, 7 September 2001
Author: forest_gurl from Canada

When I first found out that this was a story revolving around another hockey player from Canada, I thought it was just another hockey story. Then I was sitting at home one night with nothing else to do, and CTV was re-airing it, so I decided to sit down and watch. And how I was blown away.

I'm not one for that much hockey (sure I'll watch the play offs and everything like a typical Canadian) but this story just sucked me right into Sheldon Kennedy's conflict. It really isn't about the hockey, but that of a young boy who was abused by his hockey coach for numerous years. After a spur of the moment marriage, he comes out about his secret to his wife, and he must then try to control his anger and grief about what happened to him as a boy. The story continues on, and you will be swept away by the magnitude of Kennedy's message and story. One of the best mage-for-tv movies I've ever seen.

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