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  (in credits order)

Michael Moriarty ... Cole Sheridan

Joanna Pacula ... Elizabeth Sheridan

Boyd Kestner ... Tony Blanchard

Peter Onorati ... Willie Kassel
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Sheriff Powers Crawford (as Nathaniel Deveaux)

Kathryn Anderson ... Tina

Betty Linde ... Ora Mae Howell

Mark Brandon ... Ken Lothrop
Thomas Miller ... Tommy Lothrop
Jaclynn Grad ... Casey McHugh
John Nelson ... Trooper
John Tierney ... Burton Hiasen
Kim Stern ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Gorshin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ruben Preuss 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean Smith  writer
Anthony Stark  writer

Produced by
Larry Gershman .... executive producer
Kevin Goetz .... executive producer
Greg Malcolm .... producer
Chad Oakes .... executive producer
Vicki Sotheran .... producer
Original Music by
Ross Vannelli 
Cinematography by
John P. Tarver 
Film Editing by
Dona Noga 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
Production Design by
James Robbins 
Set Decoration by
Leah Gejdos 
Makeup Department
Emanuela Daus .... key makeup artist
Rebecca Lee .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Shelley MacDougall .... assistant production manager (as Shelley Gair)
Janet McCairns .... unit manager
Kirsten Newlands .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Bell .... trainee assistant director
Warren Hanna .... second assistant director
Rob Payne .... first assistant director
David Ralph .... third assistant director
Art Department
Alison Blue Cross .... set dresser (as Alison Cross)
Tim Grant .... head carpenter
Gina Green .... set dresser
Maurizio Peta .... set dressing assistant
Sound Department
Wendy Czajkowsky .... dialogue editor
Kevin J. Andruschak .... stunts: Kassel (as Kevin Andruschak)
Scott J. Ateah .... stunts: Tony (as Scott Ateah)
Janina Dall .... stunts: Elizabeth
Yvette Jackson .... stunts: Elizabeth
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Banovich .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Banovich .... director of photography: "b" camera
Dan Bennett .... key grip
Michelle Hnilica .... camera trainee
Julia Martel .... additional camera trainee
Colin Mullin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Colin C. Mullin)
Chris Oben .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Chris M. Oben)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Richard Schmon .... first assistant camera
Steve Sherlock .... best boy grip
Robert Voytcheff .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Voytcheff .... director of photography: "b" camera
Trevor Wiens .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Audrey Skalbania .... casting: Canada
Music Department
David Feinman .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Peter Huff .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Morris Chapdelaine .... stand-in
Jon Green .... office production assistant
Jon Green .... runner
Melanie Haines .... production coordinator
Lorraine Howitt .... accounting assistant (as Lorraine Rennison)
Joanne Lawson .... accounting assistant
Joanne Lawson .... post-production accountant
Shelley MacDougall .... assistant to the producer (as Shelley Gair)
Sandra Matossi .... production accountant
Renae Dawn Paonessa .... office assistant
Christine Redlin .... manager of production
Richard Tickner .... office production assistant
Richard Tickner .... runner
Tobi Tucker .... script supervisor
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)

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Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, nudity, and some violence and language
Canada:100 min | USA:100 min
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Awesomely awful, 31 January 2001
Author: rps-2 from Bracebridge Ont

This is awesomely bad and awesomely embarassing for a Canadian. We grow good wine. Our writers and poets are among the world's best. The National Ballet is rated among the top five companies in the world. BUT WE MAKE BLOODY AWFUL MOVIES! This one isn't especially bad. It's especially typical and typically bad, shot in two bit hotels and public parks with thin direction, high school level acting and "gee whiz...lets see what this button on the camera does??" photography. If Michael Moriarity was so intent on doing a Jack Nicholson impersonation, couldn't he at least have done a GOOD Jack Nicholson impersonation? And if the movie was shot in Vancouver, truly one of the loveliest cities on earth and also a centre of yacht building (part of the "plot") why in God's name do we let that endemic Canadian inferiority complex dictate that it be disguised as Seattle??? Not only am I mad about this film, I'm embarassed and more than a little ashamed. The Australians turn out some splendid stuff. We produce pretentious second rate piffle. Gawd!!!!!

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