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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion 

A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
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Series cast summary:
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 Constance 'Connie' Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Courtney 'Court' Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Captain Le Medec 2 episodes, 2003
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 Millicent Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Patrick Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Sergeant Sam Barlow 2 episodes, 2003
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 Capt. Horatio Brannen 2 episodes, 2003
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 Naval Officer McNabb 2 episodes, 2003
Leon Pownall ...
 Commander Frederick Wyatt 2 episodes, 2003
Graham Harley ...
 Mr. Cleese 2 episodes, 2003
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 Rev. George Adams 2 episodes, 2003
Adrien Dixon ...
 Walter Brannen 2 episodes, 2003
Morrissey Dun ...
 Dr. Sherman 2 episodes, 2003
Jackie Torrens ...
 Isabel 'Izzy' 2 episodes, 2003
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Alec McClure ...
 Jamie Larkin 2 episodes, 2003
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 Charles Burchell 2 episodes, 2003
Lee J. Campbell ...
 Mayor Colwell 2 episodes, 2003
Joan Orenstein ...
 Older Constance 'Connie' Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Elijah Cobb 2 episodes, 2003
Dennis Envoldsen ...
 Vince Coleman 2 episodes, 2003
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 Captain From 2 episodes, 2003
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 Reporter 2 episodes, 2003
Bill Forbes ...
 First Mate Mont Blanc 2 episodes, 2003
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 Ned the paperboy 2 episodes, 2003
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 Shipping Manager 2 episodes, 2003
John Walf ...
 British Naval Officer 2 episodes, 2003
Brian Heighton ...
 Canadian Surgeon 2 episodes, 2003
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 Mrs. Mackay 2 episodes, 2003
Andrew MacVicar ...
John Fulton ...
 Councillor #1 2 episodes, 2003
Mitchell Landzaat ...
 Mont Blanc Helmsman 2 episodes, 2003
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 Jury Foreman 2 episodes, 2003
Geoff McLean ...
 Imo Pilot 2 episodes, 2003
Stan Carew ...
 Imo Helmsman 2 episodes, 2003
Patrick Christopher ...
 Le Medec's Defense Lawyer 2 episodes, 2003
Mark Graham ...
 Wyatt's Defense Lawyer 2 episodes, 2003
Mary Ellen MacLean ...
Jacqueline Donovan ...
 Young Mother at Dartmouth Cabin 2 episodes, 2003
Linda Busby ...
 Mrs. McGill (Laundry Lady) 2 episodes, 2003
Angus Duncan ...
 Representative #1 2 episodes, 2003
Kevin Deagle ...
 Representative #2 2 episodes, 2003
Hillary Ashley ...
 Frozen Girl 2 episodes, 2003
Kiersten Tough ...
 Nurse (Face Slap) 2 episodes, 2003
Geoff McBride ...
 Doctor #3 (Chebucto) 2 episodes, 2003
John Dartt ...
 Crowd Member #1 2 episodes, 2003
Darcy Lindzon ...
 Sergent (Dreamscape) 2 episodes, 2003
Gavin Buhr ...
 Big Convict 2 episodes, 2003
Sarah Jane Blenkhorn ...
 Nurse #1 (Chebucto) 2 episodes, 2003
Gordon Trites ...
 Soldier Sent to North Station 2 episodes, 2003
Jeremy Webb ...
 Mont Blanc Crewman #1 2 episodes, 2003
Jean Morpurgo ...
 Crowd Member #2 2 episodes, 2003
Andrew Fowler ...
 Sergeant on Horseback 2 episodes, 2003
Brianna MacDonald ...
 Senior Student 2 episodes, 2003
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 Coleman's Friend 2 episodes, 2003
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 Launch Captain 2 episodes, 2003
Glen Grant ...
 Stevedore 2 episodes, 2003
Chris Turner ...
 German Spy #1 2 episodes, 2003
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Susan Leblanc-Crawford ...
 Head Nurse 2 episodes, 2003
David Alexander Miller ...
 Wounded Soldier (Hospital Ship) 2 episodes, 2003
Shawn Duggan ...
 Corporal (Looter Shooter) 2 episodes, 2003
Kevin Nugent ...
 Man (Go to the Hill) 2 episodes, 2003
Adam Pennington ...
 Soldier with Sam's Rescue Party 2 episodes, 2003
Jeri-Matti Helppi ...
 Doctor #2 (Chebucto) 2 episodes, 2003
Bridget Bezanson ...
 Nurse at Train 2 episodes, 2003
David Christoffel ...
 Police Officer - Wyatt Arrest 2 episodes, 2003
Laura Muise ...
 Girl (Mortuary) 2 episodes, 2003
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 Sergeant (Cigarette Out) 2 episodes, 2003
Joseph McKibbon ...
 Collin's Clerk 2 episodes, 2003
Jim Fowler ...
 Soldier at Wellington Magazine 2 episodes, 2003
Miles Leahy ...
 Chicken Farmer 2 episodes, 2003
Joscelynne Bordeaux ...
 Woman Amputee 2 episodes, 2003
Paul Jessen ...
 German Spy #2 2 episodes, 2003
Murray Vincent Countway ...
 Mr. Thomas 2 episodes, 2003
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 Mr. Hinch 2 episodes, 2003
Matt Grant ...
 Mr. Keeler 2 episodes, 2003
Gil Anderson ...
 Woman Dug Out By Sam 2 episodes, 2003
Richard Collins ...
 Mont Blanc Engineer 2 episodes, 2003
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 Sailor #1 Calling All Clear 2 episodes, 2003
George Green ...
 Police Officer at Courthouse 2 episodes, 2003
Daniel Lillford ...
 Man #1 at Rally 2 episodes, 2003
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 Woman #1 at Rally 2 episodes, 2003
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 Ernest 'Ernst' Masterson 2 episodes, 2003
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 Francis Mackey 2 episodes, 2003
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 Beatrix Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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 Dr. Barbara Paxton 2 episodes, 2003
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 Captain Charlie Collins 2 episodes, 2003
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Storyline

Shattered City, an epic two-part mini-series, dramatizes a compelling piece of Canadian history. It is the story of how a tragic incident at the height of the First World War became a living metaphor for the worldwide conflict, and how Halifax arose from the ashes after severe destruction and devastation. In the early hours of December 6, 1917, the Mont Blanc, a French-owned freighter loaded to the gunnel's with thousands of tons of TNT, collided with a Belgian relief ship and exploded in the Halifax Harbour. The explosion was so vast that it killed more than 2,000 people, injured 9,000 more and completely flattened two square kilometers of northern Halifax. The series settles mostly on one family, the Collins, who's eldest son Charlie, a captain in the Royal Canadian Army, who tries to find the rest of his family including his fatally injured father, as well as his mother, and other siblings among the rubble, and later finds himself as a lawyer defending the Mont Blanc's captain, Le ... Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

A Explosão de Halifax  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The blast took 1/50th of a second to destroy the area damaged See more »

Goofs

The town hall scenes are filmed in Grace United Church in Dartmouth. Visible is a brass plaque on the wall which recognizes the efforts of the congregation in the rebuilding of the church after the explosion - Grace United having been destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the spirit and the memory of Constance "Connie" Bond Young August 9, 1911 - February 22, 2003 See more »

Connections

Followed by City of Ruins: The Halifax Explosion (2003) See more »

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Awesome movie
27 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thought that this was a great movie. I just finished watching it and it was truly touching especially at the end. I saw many of the scenes being shot since I live in the city, but it was great to see it all together. A very well done movie!


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