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Brenda Devine ...
 Jennie Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Ruth Lawrence ...
 Hazel Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Darragh Kelly ...
 Tim Toope (2 episodes, 2002)
Mike Daly ...
 Ben Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Mary-Lynn Bernard ...
 Sarah Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
Michelle Rex ...
 Meg Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Philip Dinn ...
 Josh Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Armstrong (2 episodes, 2002)
Andy Jones ...
 Mr. Armstrong (2 episodes, 2002)
Des Walsh ...
 Captain Brennan (2 episodes, 2002)
Andrew Younghusband ...
 Matt Escott (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Annie Vincent (age 15) (2 episodes, 2002)
Kevin Lewis ...
 Ezra Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
Geraldine Hollett ...
 Patience Andrews (age 15) (2 episodes, 2002)
Andrew Vokey ...
 Joe Vincent (age 18) (2 episodes, 2002)
Michael Sapieha ...
 Frank Norris (2 episodes, 2002)
Céline Bonnier ...
 Ida Norris (2 episodes, 2002)
John Whalen ...
 Angus Hounsell (2 episodes, 2002)
Samantha Bannister ...
 Young Patience (2 episodes, 2002)
Tyson Bannister ...
 Young Henry Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Rachel Basquel ...
 Young Mary (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Toma (2 episodes, 2002)
Charlotte Bradley ...
 Mrs. Elsworth (2 episodes, 2002)
Eileen Byrne ...
 Mrs. Brockwell (2 episodes, 2002)
Ruben Canning-Finkel ...
 Young Jacob Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Hannah-Jane Cole ...
 Fanny (2-3) (2 episodes, 2002)
Leon Cooper ...
 Young Peter Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
Brendan Costello ...
 Cart Driver (2 episodes, 2002)
Brian de Salvo ...
 Mr. Elsworth (2 episodes, 2002)
Matthew Donovan ...
 Young Isaac Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Darcy Fitzpatrick ...
 Clerk (2 episodes, 2002)
Don Foley ...
 Male Resident #2 (2 episodes, 2002)
Stephen Fowlow ...
 Isaac Andrews (10) (2 episodes, 2002)
Dora Johnson ...
 Mrs. Spurrel (2 episodes, 2002)
Elizabeth Johnson ...
 Mrs. Bailey (2 episodes, 2002)
Kathryn Johnson ...
 Daughter Spurrel (2 episodes, 2002)
Rocky Johnson ...
 Mr. Spurrel (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Son Spurrel (2 episodes, 2002)
Jimmy Keough ...
 Male Resident #1 (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Mrs. Tim Toope (2 episodes, 2002)
Emma Lowe ...
 Una (2 episodes, 2002)
Roger Maunder ...
 Uniformed Officer #1 (2 episodes, 2002)
Aoife McMahon ...
 Mary 'Bundle' Keane (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Thomas Hutchings (2 episodes, 2002)
Bruce Miller ...
 Mr. Bailey (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Hannah (2 episodes, 2002)
Andre Noble ...
 Isaac Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Payne ...
 Ned Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Deborah Pollitt ...
 Lavinia Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Fanny (2 episodes, 2002)
Julia Squires ...
 Fanny (6) (2 episodes, 2002)
Kerry-Lynn Steele Nash ...
 Emma Andrews (11) (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Emma Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Derrick Verge ...
 George Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
Dana Vey ...
 Daughter Bailey (2 episodes, 2002)
Danielle Vey ...
 Young Annie Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
Kevin Vokey ...
 Young Joe Vincent (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Uniformed Officer #2 (2 episodes, 2002)
Hilary Walters ...
 Young Emma Andrews (2 episodes, 2002)
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This film follows a courageous woman's journey from servitude in England to the harsh life of Outport Newfoundland. Along the way she endures many hardships, including attempted rape and being abandoned by the father of her child. Written by Fryingham

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A must see. Absolutely gripping.
27 March 2006 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an incredibly good movie series. The characters are complex, gutsy, well defined and you fall in love with them, warts and all. It is almost like watching your own family members deal with tragedy after tragedy. It is about the grim realities of life in Canada in a fishing village perhaps 200 years ago. Death stalks in many ways. I have great admiration for my ancestors to have made it through times like this. I know I never could.

I would have given the movie my first 10 were in not some glaring anachronisms where for some idiotic reason there are a few scenes with a female actor in modern makeup complete with pencilled eyebrows.

You would think a movie about salting fish would be boring as all get out, but I can't think of a movie that drew me in more so that it felt like it was part of my own life. It is a heart wrenching combination of the achingly beautiful and utterly unbearable. It is not in the least predicable or boring. It feels like real life.

"When boys first go to bed, They step into their voluntary graves, Sleep binds them fast; only their breath Makes them not dead: Successive nights, like rolling waves, Convey them quickly, who are bound for death." ~ George Herbert, Mortification


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