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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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Newfoundland as it was
7 November 2002 | by (Newfoundland) – See all my reviews

This mini series was the story of two novels in one. Random Passage was a story that revolved primarily around Levinia, and the Novel Waiting for time revolved around Mary Bundle. When Des Walsh wrote the screenplay he combined the two using Mary as the primary character.

I believe it accurately depicts life in Newfoundland back in the early 19th century. It is only in the last 50-60 years, that us Newfoundlanders have been able to kick against those that hold us down and start living for ourselves. It has been a difficult struggle, and still is in many circles given the stereotypes that still exist. This movie is a prime example of this. The Merchants ruled those around. The fisherman had no other way of making a living. The merchants dictated the price of the fish and often robbed the fisherman.

The coast of Newfoundland is rugged and unforgiving to those not prepared. Until the last 50 years or so, most coastal communities were isolated and to live, you lived off the land and the sea. You adapted or you died.

So I believe this movie is an accurate picture of how rough it was to survive, and Mary Bundle learned to adapt, without giving up her own sense of freedom (if I can use that word) to survive.

I give it 7 of 10


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