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Director:
Writer:
Guy Bennett (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 2003 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Who Needs Anger Management?
Plot:
Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting Canadian drama See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Michael Riley ... Sam

Sonja Bennett ... Ariel

Meredith McGeachie ... Julie
Marcia Laskowski ... Mary

Vincent Gale ... Irwin

Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Beth

Don Ackerman ... Markus

Sarah Lind ... Liz
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Customer

Mercedes de la Zerda ... Tanya
Dorota Dragan ... Muscle Woman
Andrea Nazareno ... Vicky
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Directed by
Guy Bennett 
 
Writing credits
Guy Bennett (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Hegyes .... producer
Jacquelyn Renner .... line producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Jandrisch 
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Schwadel  (as Richard A. Schwadel)
 
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Jennifer Page 
 
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
 
Costume Design by
Lara Lupish 
 
Makeup Department
Emma Clarke .... hair assistant
Emma Clarke .... makeup assistant
Andrea Dawe .... hair assistant
Andrea Dawe .... makeup assistant
Robyn Hepples .... key hair stylist
Robyn Hepples .... key makeup artist
Debi Lelievre .... key hair stylist
Debi Lelievre .... key makeup artist
Medina Mayes .... hair assistant
Medina Mayes .... makeup assistant
Hilary Porter .... hair assistant
Hilary Porter .... makeup assistant
Mary Treen .... hair assistant
Mary Treen .... makeup assistant
Georgina Tyer .... hair assistant
Georgina Tyer .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Jacquelyn Renner .... production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Bene .... first assistant director
Michael Maitland .... third assistant director
Ben Sams .... trainee assistant director
Alejandro Valbuena .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sally Cook .... property master
Alison Blue Cross .... on-set decorator (as Allison Bluecross)
Alison Blue Cross .... props (as Allison Bluecross)
Jilly Geer .... art department assistant
Dina Holmes .... key set decorator (as Dina Zecchel)
Errin MacNeal .... art department assistant (as Errin Macneil)
Allen McEachern .... art department assistant
Lindsay Oleksiuk .... art department assistant
Mylene Perrier .... art department assistant
Roman Rozumnyj .... art department assistant
Yasmine Wallace .... art department assistant (as Yasmin Wallace)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recordist
Jeff Carter .... sound mixer
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Hugo DeLaCerda .... re-recording mixer (as Hugo De La Cerda)
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Philip Hunter .... dialogue editor (as Phil Hunter)
Mark Klausmayer .... re-recording mixer
Roderick Matte .... boom operator
Laurie Melhus .... post sound coordinator
Mike Olekshy .... sound designer
Mike Olekshy .... supervising sound editor
Sina Oroomchi .... re-recording mixer
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Brian Ruryk .... assistant sound editor
David Shea .... adr mixer
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joe Spivak .... sound effects editor
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
Rich Walters .... assistant sound editor
Gabriel Yorston .... sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
Paul Benjamin .... special effects supervisor
John McNulty .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical design
 
Stunts
James Bamford .... stunt coordinator
Kirk Caouette .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shannon Abbott .... lamp operator
Michael Bruce Adams .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Mike Adams)
Keith Andersen .... grip
Jennifer Anderson .... camera trainee
Chris Banting .... dolly grip
Anna Bosa .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Anna Bose)
Chad Boyce .... camera trainee
George Campbell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Minta Chan .... camera trainee
Bill Coburn .... company grip (as Bill Colburn)
Andrew Coppin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Audrey Dennison .... camera trainee
John Dreyer .... camera trainee
Gareth Farfan .... key grip
Kevin Fletcher .... lamp operator
Larissa Healy .... camera trainee
Robert Higgins .... generator operator
Shannon Kohli .... lamp operator
Martin Kostian .... grip
Phillipe Lacroix .... rigging gaffer (as Phillip Lacroix)
Matt Meikle .... grip (as Matte Merkle)
Eduardo Meneses .... lamp operator (as Edwardo Meneses)
Jordan Neifer .... grip
Leanne Pedersen .... still photographer (as Leanne Pederson)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Rick Podd .... grip
Gregory Rutherford .... grip (as Greg Rutherford)
John Scavarda .... grip (as John Escovarda)
Leon Serginson .... best boy grip
Dylan Akio Smith .... gaffer (as Dylan Smith)
Wolfgang Suk .... lamp operator
Jim Swanson .... lamp operator
Jason Wallace .... lamp operator
 
Casting Department
Tristan Calvo .... extras casting assistant (as Tristan Cavo)
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as Lesleyanne Hilts)
Rhonda Leavitt .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jan Callow .... costumer
Karen Durrant .... costumer (as Karen Durant)
Toni Hadgraft .... costumer
Malia Henderson .... costumer
Vanessa Lanci .... costumer
Liz Morrie .... costumer (as Liz Merrie)
Liz Mulholland .... costumer
Sultana Salampissis .... costumer
Sultana Salampissis .... seamstress
Jennifer Tam .... costumer
Vanessa Wilson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... color timer (as Dave Armstrong)
Jared Hall .... trainee assistant editor
Ryan Hogan .... colorist: dailies
Gary Lam .... first assistant editor
Ken Metzker .... colorist
 
Music Department
Jamie Mahaffey .... music editor
Daniel Seguin .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Dave Bryant .... driver (as Yukon Bryant)
Gary Hostad .... driver
Ben Liljedahl .... driver
Rico Rogers .... driver
 
Other crew
Nicki Astoforoff .... production assistant
Lori Banko .... production assistant
Norris Barens .... craft service
Norris Barens .... first aid
Brian Boyd .... chef
Carrie Chase .... banking: Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Conchie .... craft service
Michael Conchie .... first aid
Ken Dangerfield .... legal affairs (as Kenneth Dangerfield)
Rahman del Rosario .... production assistant
Paul Derksen .... production assistant
Diana Dutra .... boxing coordinator
Jessica Fraser .... unit publicist
John Frizzell .... story editor
David Hadley .... production coordinator
David W. Hamilton .... insurer: Jones Brown & Associates (as David Hamilton)
Britta Hawkins .... script supervisor (as Britta Johnstone)
Nancy Heller .... assistant coordinator
Joanne Houlden .... assistant: Mr. Jandrisch
Anne Jacobsen .... post-production accountant
Anthony Jenks .... production assistant
Susan Johnson .... production assistant
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator (as Bruce Jones)
Rod Kalius .... assistant location manager
Christina Kay .... production assistant
Tara Khorshidi .... assistant accountant
Allison Laing .... assistant: Mr. Hegyes
Marc Lebel .... production assistant
Mig Macario .... epk director (as Michael Macario)
Janet McCairns .... location manager
Patrick Mokrane .... production accountant
Samantha Morris .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
John Nagel .... craft service assistant
John Nagel .... first aid assistant
Jim Sternberg .... completion guarantor: TGC
Michael Tse .... chef
Bob Utsunomiya .... radio communications
Bruce Wright .... security captain
Andrew Boutilier .... development executive: Brightlight Pictures (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kimberlee Alexander .... special thanks
Michelle Bjornson .... special thanks
Diane Boehme .... special thanks
Andrew Boutilier .... special thanks
Lodi Butler .... special thanks
Wayne Clarkson .... special thanks
Ben Derrick .... special thanks
Alan DiFiore .... special thanks (as Alan Di Fiore)
John Dippong .... special thanks
Lynn Dubois .... special thanks
Karyn Edwards .... special thanks
Sara Fox .... special thanks
Shelley Gillen .... special thanks
Patricia Gruben .... special thanks
Christine Haebler .... special thanks
Gordon Hardwick .... special thanks
Muriel Honey .... special thanks
Bill Hurst .... special thanks
Marcin Karasinski .... special thanks
Simon Kok .... special thanks
Nicole Leroux .... special thanks (as Nicole Lereoux)
Jenny Lewis .... special thanks
Wendy MacKeigan .... special thanks (as Wendy McKeigan)
George Margellos .... special thanks
Michelle Marion .... special thanks
Darryl McCann .... special thanks
Sasha McLean .... special thanks
Peter Mitchell .... special thanks
Jennifer Moore .... special thanks
Ian Rennie .... special thanks
Paul Roscorla .... special thanks (as Paul Rescorla)
Nora Spencer .... special thanks
Bruce Sweeney .... special thanks
Susanne Tabata .... special thanks
John Wilding .... special thanks (as Johnny Wilding)
Dawn Williamson .... special thanks
Casey Wood .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, nudity and sexual content
Runtime:
90 min
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Julie:I'm not crude, I'm blunt. There's a difference.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Canadian drama, 6 July 2003
Author: mrchaos33 from Toronto, Ontario

Punch is a risky Canadian drama that explores an emotionally incestuous relationship between a father and daughter. It also introduces us to the world of Topless Female Boxers, but more about that later.

Newcomer Sonya Bennett is the teenaged Ariel, a rebellious young girl being raised by her single parent father (Michael Riley). When he brings home a woman he is dating Ariel feels betrayed and punches the woman in the face, giving her a black eye. Enter the aforementioned Topless Female Boxer (Meredith McGeachie). She is the tough, lesbian sister of the wronged women, and comes to extract an apology from Ariel and her father.

It all sounds very `Jerry Springer,' and to a degree it is - the topless boxing angle is pure titillation - but there is some substance here. Director and screenwriter Guy Bennett introduces many interesting human drama elements to Ariel's coming-of-age story, but frustratingly fails to fully explore any of them. He hints at things that are daring and unusual, but then backs away from the difficult material. At its core Punch delves into the pain of finding the right emotional distance between yourself and those whom you love, but the message is muddied by too many plot twists. The topless boxing is very, uh. visual and will probably put some bums in the seats but unnecessarily clogs up the story.

Sonya Bennett sizzles as the audacious daughter, while Riley subtly conveys the turmoil the father feels as a respectable man who realizes that his relationship with his daughter is tainted.

This is Guy Bennett's first film and there are enough indications in this movie of someone who really knows how to direct actors and is willing to take interesting risks as a screenwriter to make lead one to think that while Punch isn't quite there, it'll be interesting to see what this guy will do next.

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