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Seducing Doctor Lewis -- A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to mak

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Release Date:
26 March 2004 (Italy) See more »
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A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Laughing throughout the film makes this a top comedy See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Raymond Bouchard ... Germain Lesage
Dominik Michon-Dagenais ... Germain Lesage enfant
Guy-Daniel Tremblay ... Rolland Lesage
Nadia Drouin ... Simone Lesage
Rita Lafontaine ... Hélène Lesage
Roc LaFortune ... Charles Campeau
Réal Bossé ... Denis Lacoste
Guy Vaillancourt ... Claude Larivée

Lucie Laurier ... Eve Beauchemin
Pierre Collin ... Yvon Brunet

Ken Scott ... Richard Auger
Jean-Pierre Gonthier ... Réal Fournier
Benoît Brière ... Henri Giroux
Marc Legault ... Marcel Sigouin
Caroline Girard ... Lucie Giroux
Betty Jones ... Marlène Giroux
Denis Houle ... Barman
Claude Gasse ... Serveuse du restaurant
Bruno Blanchet ... Steve Laurin
Nadia Rowsell ... Valérie Fournier
Alexandrine Agostini ... Francine Fournier
Gilles Pelletier ... Alphonse Pinsonneault
Frédéric Desager ... Dr. Paul Gosselin
David Boutin ... Christopher Lewis
Philippe Daneault ... Le coureur
Marie-France Lambert ... Sylvie Auger
Louis-Philippe Dury ... Jules Auger

Raphaël Grenier-Benoit ... Jacob Auger (as Raphaël Grenier)
Clémence DesRochers ... Clothilde Brunet
Daniel Rousse ... Marcel Thibodeau

Caroline Néron ... Voix de Brigitte
Louis Wiriot ... Cuisinier
Serge Christianssens ... Monsieur Nadeau

Donald Pilon ... Monsieur Dupré
Louis Philippe Dandenault ... Bertrand Pitt
Manon Gauthier ... Mireille Laurin
Véronique Pinette ... Chloé Landry
Gisèle Trépanier ... Denise Campeau
Nathalie Gascon ... Madame Martin
Luc-Martial Dagenais ... Avocat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexander Bisping ... Avocat

Caroline Bouchard ... Lucie Giroux

Directed by
Jean-François Pouliot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Scott  writer

Produced by
Roger Frappier .... producer
Luc Vandal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Marie Benoît 
 
Cinematography by
Allen Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Dominique Fortin 
 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
 
Production Design by
Normand Sarazin 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Hamelin 
Ken Meany 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Gagne 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Craig .... makeup artist
Sandro Di Gioacchino .... hair stylist
Nadine Gilliot .... key makeup artist
Gaétan Landry .... key hair stylist
Christine Larocque .... wig maker
Mathieu Tessier .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sylvie De Grandpré .... production manager
Jolaine S. Miron .... assistant production manager
Glen Ransom .... assistant unit manager
Bernard Vincent .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yanick DiVito .... additional third assistant director
Geneviéve Duguay .... third assistant director
Mireille Goulet .... first assistant director
Auree Tommi Lepage .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Bourdeau .... head painter
Denis Caspar .... property master
Vincent Charbonneau .... assistant property master
Anderson Daren .... assistant carpenter
Gaetan Deaombre .... construction
Bernard Dion .... construction crew
Brian Foreman .... assistant carpenter
Jeevan Fortier .... painter
Pierre Girard .... head carpenter
Erik Gosselin .... special props
Olivier Hogue .... construction crew
Renaud Hutter .... carpenter
Alexandre Juneau .... construction crew
Sylvain Lapointe .... carpenter
David Laramy .... assistant art director
David Laramy .... assistant decorator
Raymond Larose .... set designer
Alexis Lauzon .... carpenter
Danny Lebel .... construction crew
Geneviève Legault .... art department coordinator
Geneviève Legault .... construction coordinator
Antoine Mayer .... carpenter
Régis Pelletier .... painter
Bernard Proulx .... carpenter
Dominic Proulx .... carpenter
Christopher Roberts .... assistant carpenter
Hollis Roberts .... construction
Kevin Rowsell .... carpenter
Yvan Synnet .... carpenter
Gilbert Verreault .... property master
 
Sound Department
Monique Bisson .... assistant adr editor
Normand Bélanger .... assistant adr editor
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Claudine Carpentier .... sound post-production coordinator
Claudine Carpentier .... sound recording studio supervisor
Alain Chenier .... sound technician: Radio Canada
Michel Descombes .... sound
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Phillipe Frumignac .... assistant foley artist
Carole Gagnon .... dialogue editor
Yannick Gauthier .... recording assistant: strings
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound recordist
Marc Hazanavicius .... boom operator
Réjean Juteau .... sound mixer
Réjean Juteau .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Laroche .... sound
Benoit Leduc .... adr recording engineer
Martin Léveillée .... sound technician: Radio Canada
Antoine Morin .... sound effects editor
Dominik Pagacz .... sound effects editor
Florian Penot .... assistant foley
Jacques Planck .... supervising adr editor
Jacques Plante .... adr supervisor
Marcel Pothier .... sound designer
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Michael Willis .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Beaudoin .... modeler: Hybride
Sébastien Bergeron .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Xavier Bourque .... digital compositor: Hybride Technologies
Caroline Brien .... production assistant: Hybride
Wayne Brinton .... digital compositor: Hybride
Yves Clément .... CG artist
Anouk Deveault-Moreau .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Gael Hollard .... digital compositor: Hybride
Joseph Kasparian .... lead textures & lighting: Hybride
Evelyne Leblond .... production assistant: Hybride
Francois Leduc .... digital compositor: Hybride (as François Leduc)
Michel Murdock .... visual effects financial controller: Hybride
Steve Pelchat .... digital artist: Hybride
Martin Pelletier .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Pierre Raymond .... visual effects producer: Hybride
Marie-Chantale Savard-Côté .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Philippe Theroux .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Gaetan Thiffault .... lead effects animator: Hybride
Jessy Veilleux .... matte painter: Hybride
Yanick Wilisky .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoffroy Beauchemin .... underwater camera operator
Christian Bergeron .... electrician
Eric Béliveau .... additional grip
Ivanoh Demers .... still photographer
Franck Develey .... additional grip
David Dinel .... grip
Stéphanie Doré-Bertet .... Steadicam operator
Paul Duchesne .... grip
Dominique Fortier .... best boy
Jacob Fortier .... best boy
Jacques Fortier .... gaffer
Claude Fortin .... grip
Claude Fortin .... second unit
Alexandre Gazé .... electrician
Claude Gervais .... best boy
Robert Grenier .... grip
Serge Grenier .... key grip
Laurent Alexis Guertin .... camera trainee (as Laurent-Alex Guertin)
Robert Guertin .... camera operator: second unit
Maxime Imbeau .... grip
Christian Lanctôt .... additional grip
Martine Leclerc .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Isabelle Marcoux .... electrician
Yves Nault .... generator operator
Marie-Andrée Paquet .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mandy Rowsell .... Steadicam operator
Mike Sallustio .... electrician
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... second assistant camera
André Tisseur .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Sylvie Richard .... extras casting
Tristan Thibaudeau .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Aubuchon .... costume aging
Flavie Bergeron .... assistant costumer
Caroline Bréard .... costumer
Lynn Charette .... costumer
Nathalie Chretien .... key wardrobe (as Nathalie Chrétien)
Sofi Dagenais .... costume aging
Marie-Josée Dumont .... costume aging
Sylvie Gagnon .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Carina Baccanale .... first assistant editor (as Karina Baccanale)
Claudine Blain .... negative cutter
Francine Gauthier .... color timer
Sylvie Lacoste .... post-production coordinator
Suzanne Laverdière .... commissioning editor: Radio-Canada
François Lessard .... editorial coordinator
Richard Lessard .... colorist
 
Music Department
François Arbour .... music mixer
Brian Bacon .... musician: alto
Jacques Beaudoin .... musician: double bass
Kathy Chasles Belec .... string recording assistant
Jean-Marie Benoît .... conductor
Jean-Marie Benoît .... musician: guitars, accordion and bombardon
Jean-Marie Benoît .... orchestrator
Christopher Best .... musician: cello
Chantal Boivin .... musician: alto
Marc Béliveau .... musician: first violin
Eric Chapell .... musician: double bass
Marie-Andrée Cheurette .... musician: second violin
Ann Chow .... musician: second violin
Jonathan Crow .... musician: first violin
Marianne Dugal .... musician: first violin
Sophie Dugas .... musician: first violin
Philippe Dunnigan .... musician: first violin
Nicolo Eugelmi .... musician: alto
Jean Fortin .... musician: alto
Martin Foster .... musician: first violin
Marcel Gauthier .... music copyist: Notason
Wilma Hos .... musician: alto
Eugène Husaruk .... musician: first violin
Vanessa Husaruk .... musician: first violin
Ramsey Husser .... musician: first violin
Johannes Jansonius .... musician: second violin
Reynald L'Archevêque .... musician: double bass
Marie Lacasse .... musician: first violin
Sylvie Lambert .... musician: cello
Alain Leblanc .... string recording consultant
Jean-Marc Leblanc .... musician: first violin
Isabelle Lessard .... musician: second violin
Alison Mah-Poy .... musician: second violin
Brian Manker .... musician: cello
Katherine Manker .... musician: first violin
Lindsey Meagher .... musician: double bass
Sylvain Murray .... musician: cello
Katherine Palyga .... musician: second violin
Peter Parthun .... musician: cello
Monique Poitras .... musician: second violin
Véronique Poivin .... musician: alto
Susan Pulliam .... musician: first violin
David Quinn .... musician: alto
Natalie Racine .... musician: alto
Molly Read .... musician: cello
Viviane Roberge .... musician: second violin
Bertrand Robin .... musician: alto
Brian Robinson .... musician: double bass
Brigitte Rolland .... musician: second violin
Gary Russell .... musician: cello
Edward Wingell .... musician: double bass
David Woodwater .... string recording assistant
Daniel Yakymyshn .... musician: second violin
 
Transportation Department
Audrey Beuzet .... driver
Wilson Evans .... driver
Kim Gendron .... driver
Benoît Houle .... driver
Pierre Lussier .... driver
Andy Ransoon .... taxi boat driver
 
Other crew
Lynn Anderson .... additional assistant
Suzette Aranda .... assistant caterer
Sébastien Authier .... assistant accountant
Charles Barbeau .... additional music copyist: Outreson
Louise Bedard .... location manager (as Louise Bédard)
Steeve Bouchard .... production accountant
Claude Brunet .... production coordinator
Dominique Brunet .... assistant to producers
Maxime Cantin .... production assistant
Sylvie Champagne .... production administrator
Martin Couture .... production assistant
Eric Cox .... additional assistant
July Côté .... production assistant
Lise Dagenais .... title designer
Normand Demers .... security
Pierre Demers .... security
Judith Dubeau .... publicist
Pierre Duceppe .... administrator
Isabelle Dupuis .... image consultant
Jean-Guy Gagné .... laboratory chief
Monique Gervais .... script supervisor
Robert Gray .... subtitler
Diane Grenier .... librarian
Brigitte Henry .... assistant location manager
Alain Lacombe .... caterer
Sylvie Lacoste .... production assistant
Robert Lacoursière .... security
Yvon Leblanc .... production assistant
Daniel Lord .... video transfer
Brigitte Lévesque .... location manager
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Serge Nadeau .... director of services
Conrad Perrault .... image consultant
Marc Salouze .... project manager
Louis-Charles Sarrazin .... assistant location manager
Annie Simard .... assistant accountant
Henry Welsh .... publicist
 
Thanks
Gilles Courteau .... special thanks
Suzanne Laverdière .... special thanks
Larry Ransom .... special thanks
Paul Roussell .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"La grande séduction" - Canada (original title)
"Seducing Dr. Lewis" - International (English title) (poster title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Harrington Harbour, where the film was made, is actually an English-speaking village, settled originally by people from Newfoundland.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the men come up to the top of the hill, the cricket pitch that Steve has laid out is horribly crooked, but when they begin to practice, it is perfectly straight.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Caché (Hidden) (2005)See more »

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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Laughing throughout the film makes this a top comedy, 15 September 2004
Author: Jim Tolkien from Ottawa, ON

This is one of those films which reminds viewers that the medium can be smart and very, very funny at the same time. Even better, La Grande Seduction manages to make an audience laugh throughout its length without constantly resorting to the tired bathroom, sex or slapstick humour employed in so many other films.

Like the most predictable humour found in modern sitcoms, the laughs are derived from deception in one form or another. Still, the over-the-top means employed and the end itself - convincing a city doctor to reside in a physician-free outport - allows any viewer to simply enjoy what unfolds, and relish both the obvious and the obtuse.

I had the pleasure of watching the movie with my in-laws, and can attest that the guffaws span all ages and can break through any language barrier. Hands down, it was the funniest movie any of us had seen in a number of years. Highly recommended.

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The irony of the situation was that we purchased the DVD just for the purpose of seeing the scenery. La Grande Seduction was shot in Harrington Harbor, an island outport on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which my wife and I had visited earlier this summer. The lovely village connected only by boardwalks and dominated by pedestrians and ATVs instead of cars is surrounded by the wonderful geography typical of the St. Lawrence Basse-Cote-Nord (Lower North Shore). Unsurprisingly, the real but unique location, still a working fishing village, does not have problems attracting doctors or anyone else. The painful part is not being able to stay longer.

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