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Writer:
Daniel MacIvor (written by)
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Release Date:
9 September 2005 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everybody gets a second chance.
Plot:
A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Underwritten See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James Allodi ... Dan Jarvis

Maury Chaykin ... Mayor Brent Fisher

Paul Gross ... Buddy French
Rebecca Jenkins ... Sandra Anderson

Sandra Oh ... Carol French

Ellen Page ... Emily Anderson

Callum Keith Rennie ... Duck MacDonald

Daniel MacIvor ... Stan Lastman
Kathryn MacLellan ... Deena
Mary Ellen MacLean ... Irene
Susannah Hoffmann ... Elaine Fisher

Marcella Grimaux ... Mackenzie Fisher
Caleb Langille ... Taylor
Terri Sanderson ... Reporter
Chris Saunderson ... Photographer
Patrick Keeler ... Stuart
Chett Buchanan ... Golfing Businessman #1
Mike Goodfellow ... Golfing Businessman #2
Ed Cayer ... Lotto Man
Devon Chisholm ... Jennie
Judith Hasen ... Lotto Woman
Rita Howell ... Mrs.Corkum
Lauren Ehrenworth ... Bartender
Deborah Bowles ... Neighbour
Lorraine Chapman ... Neighbour
Gillian Anderson ... Nurse

Allan Hawco ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Shannon Perreault ... Radio Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannah Gross ... Girl at Motel (uncredited)
Jack Gross ... Boy at Motel (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel MacIvor 
 
Writing credits
Daniel MacIvor (written by)

Produced by
Geneviève Appleton .... associate producer
Camelia Frieberg .... producer
Joe Frieberg .... executive producer
Sherrie Johnson .... co-producer
Stephen J. Turnbull .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Timmins 
 
Cinematography by
Rudolf Blahacek (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Munn 
 
Production Design by
Emanuel Jannasch 
 
Art Direction by
Ann Bromley 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Greig 
 
Costume Design by
Lin Chapman 
 
Makeup Department
Paulette Cable .... hair supervisor
Paulette Cable .... makeup supervisor
Evan Hyisky .... assistant hair/makeup
Jim Macdonald .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Geneviève Appleton .... post-production manager
Stephen J. Turnbull .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Lisa Fennell .... third assistant director
Mary Reynolds .... first assistant director
Nicole Trask .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Balish .... carpenter
Lance Barney .... lead dresser
Joseph Bower .... key scenic painter (as Joe Bower)
Jamie Clarke .... third assistant art director
Keith Currie .... property master
Jody Davis .... art department dailies
Bernard Faye .... painter (as Brenard Faye)
Andre Fiske .... head carpenter
Harry Goodick .... construction coordinator
Peter Haegart .... carpenter
Robert Hardiman .... art department dailies
Michael Hupman .... painter
Hugh Jones .... set dresser
Karl McNutt .... art department dailies
Colin Paul .... set decoration buyer
Terry Reashore .... carpenter
Suzanne Richard .... assistant property master
Teresa Stevens .... art department dailies
Todd Tudball .... art department dailies
 
Sound Department
Fred Brennan .... dialogue editor
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stephan Carrier)
Kathy Choi .... assistant sound editor
Martin Gwynn Jones .... assistant sound editor
Frank Kavanagh .... boom operator
Garrett Kerr .... dialogue editor
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
John MacDonald .... assistant foley artist
Brent MacLean .... second assistant sound editor
Jim Rillie .... production sound mixer
David Rose .... sound effects editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
 
Stunts
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nance Ackerman .... still photographer
Brian A. Adams .... best boy grip (as Brian Adams)
Billy Buttery .... director of photography: second unit
Eve Court .... camera trainee
Jody Davis .... electric: dailies
Rob Eshelby .... generator operator
Chris Fiendel .... grip
Jason Jackson .... electric: dailies (as Jason A. Jackson)
Hugh Jones .... grip
Roddy Kosub .... gaffer (as Rod Kosub)
Ruth Leggett .... electric: dailies
Carl Nigi .... electrician
Becky Parsons .... second assistant camera
Demetri Portelli .... first assistant camera: second unit
Gareth Roberts .... first assistant camera
Gary Sandover .... dolly grip
Gary Sandover .... key grip
Kelsey Smith .... epk camera operator (as Kelsey W. Smith)
Kelsey Smith .... steadicam operator (as Kelsey W. Smith)
Todd Voogt .... grip
David Wishart .... best boy electric
Jason Ball .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Simone Chia .... extras casting
Peter Oliver .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kirin Jordan .... costume set supervisor
Diana Redmond .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Mila Patriki .... colorist
Shannon Perreault .... assistant editor
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Joanne Rourke .... colorist: HD mastering
Lyn Anne Sparrow .... post-production coordinator (as Lynanne Sparrow)
 
Music Department
Richard Bell .... musician: piano
Jeff Bird .... musician: harmonica, mandolin
Jaro Czerwynec .... musician: accordian
Peter Moore .... music editor
Ron Proulx .... music clearance
Jane Tattersall .... music editor
Michael Timmins .... music engineer
Michael Timmins .... music producer
Michael Timmins .... musician: guitar, percussion, xylonphone
 
Transportation Department
Tom Carew .... transportation dailies
Mervin Geddes .... driver (as Melvin Geddes)
Robert Meade .... driver
John Sampson .... driver (as John Chas Sampson)
Philip H. Scott .... driver
Michael Sullivan .... transportation coordinator
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transportation captain (as Emmanuel Taylor)
Helen Taylor .... transportation dailies
 
Other crew
Frank Anderson .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Jackie Annesty .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Robert Aske .... legal services
William Bower .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Darlene Bursell .... location pa/security
Daphne Butler .... cleaner
William Cameron .... title designer
Simone Chia .... asssiatnt to Ms. Frieberg
Andy Clark .... legal services
Lorraine Clark .... electronic press kit supervisor
Jeff Corkum .... production accountant
Christine Crawford .... stand-in
Hugh Davidson .... auditor
Michell Desnoyers .... assistant location manager (as Michelle Desnoyers)
Kevin Forbes .... stand-in
Gordon D. Fyvie .... legal services
Peter Gibson .... business manager: Tattersall (as Peter 'Smokey' Gibson)
Pauline Goodick .... cleaner
Jack Gross .... assistant to Mr. Hawco
J. Paul Halferty .... assistant to Ms. Johnson
Shauna Hatt .... production coordinator
Allan Hawco .... assistant to Mr. MacIvor
Victoria M. Healy .... daily security
Skippy Johnson .... head of security
Wynne Jordan .... assistant accountant
Suzanne Kerr .... chaperone
Martyn Krys .... legal services
Kim Livingston .... insurance
Allison MacDonald .... chef assistant
Katharina Mayer .... chef assistant
Lothar Mayer .... chef
Margo Mosher .... location manager
Harry O'Conner .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Nicky Pemberton .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Rodger Pike .... key craft service
Kimberly Purtell .... assistant to Ms. Johnson
Alicia Rei Rolfe .... post-production accountant
Brian R. Shaw .... location security
Don Sinclair .... insurance
Lyn Anne Sparrow .... assistant to Ms. Johnson (as Lynanne Sparrow)
Teresa Stevens .... office production assistant
Todd Stevens .... office production assistant
Tyler Stevens .... assistant craft service
Fay Sullivan .... assistant production coordinator
Bill Suttle .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Jim Swansburg .... electronic press kit field producer (as Jim Swansberg)
Dale Thomas .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Maggie Thomas .... script supervisor
Mark Townsend .... for Shelburne Film Production Centre
Beverly Warren .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Brent Barclay .... thanks
Richard Blonski .... thanks
Amnon Buchbinder .... thanks
William Cameron .... thanks
Ed Carter .... thanks
Sue Conley .... thanks
Damhnait Doyle .... thanks
Richard Feren .... thanks
Jill Franklin .... thanks
John Furniotis .... thanks
Susan Furniotis .... thanks
Peter Gibson .... thanks
Linda Grey .... thanks
Serge Grimaux .... thanks
Emm Gryner .... thanks
Moira Holmes .... thanks
Pam Irwin .... thanks
Heather Kinkaid .... thanks
Sue LeBlanc .... thanks
Rich Lim .... thanks
Hugh Marsh .... thanks
Shandi Mitchell .... thanks
Linda Moore .... thanks
Erin Nichols .... thanks
Martin Pink .... thanks
Jeremy Podeswa .... thanks
Andrew Power .... thanks
Bob Redding .... thanks
Willie Stevenson .... thanks
Gordon Swansburg .... thanks
Chaz Thorne .... thanks
Greta Varna .... thanks
Reg Vermue .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paul Gross played a different kind of Canadian police officer in a television series called "Due South" (1994), where instead of being a local police officer, he was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable.See more »
Quotes:
Duck MacDonald:Aren't you your mother's daughter.See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata No.17 in D MajorSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Underwritten, 18 April 2005
Author: budikavlan from Irving, TX

The best thing this has going for it is the mood. The quiet evocation of a small island/town is pretty much dead on, with the slightly shabby businesses, people with small-scale ambitions, and hidden strings connecting everyone and everything. There are also some excellent performances, especially Sandra Oh, Rebecca Jenkins, and Callum Keith Rennie (for once showing his awkward, charming side rather than playing another psychopath).

There's both too much and too little going on, if that's possible. The various plot threads wander around before finally getting to what turns out to be the main plot. By that time, there have been a few too many scenes of people walking around while the soundtrack music plays. Some of the characters take too long to register, as well. The one who might be the most important, Dan Jarvis (the suicidal, soon-to-be-outed video store owner), never really registers at all--he never amounts to much of anything besides vague melancholy.

I don't blame the actors, really.....the ones we don't know well enough simply haven't had enough dialogue to let us know them. Fewer subplots and a little less wistful scenery montage would have helped the through-line considerably.

Put most simply, this has too much atmosphere to be a Plot Film and too much plot to be an Atmosphere Film. Not that it would ever have a chance to happen, but I think Wilby would have worked much better as a series.

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