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Daniel MacIvor (written by)
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Release Date:
9 September 2005 (Spain) See more »
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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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Can anyone give me a road map to this town??? See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James Allodi ... Dan Jarvis

Callum Rennie ... Duck MacDonald (as Callum Keith Rennie)

Ellen Page ... Emily Anderson
Rebecca Jenkins ... Sandra Anderson

Sandra Oh ... Carol French

Paul Gross ... Buddy French

Marcella Grimaux ... Mackenzie Fisher

Daniel MacIvor ... Stan Lastman
Terri Sanderson ... Reporter
Chris Saunderson ... Photographer
Caleb Langille ... Taylor
Patrick Keeler ... Stuart

Maury Chaykin ... Mayor Brent Fisher
Chett Buchanan ... Golfing Businessman #1
Mike Goodfellow ... Golfing Businessman #2
Mary Ellen MacLean ... Irene
Ed Cayer ... Lotto Man
Devon Chisholm ... Jennie
Judith Hasen ... Lotto Woman

Kathryn MacLellan ... Deena
Rita Howell ... Mrs.Corkum
Lauren Ehrenworth ... Bartender
Susannah Hoffmann ... Elaine Fisher
Deborah Bowles ... Neighbour
Lorraine Chapman ... Neighbour
Gil 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)
 
Location Management
Michell Desnoyers .... assistant location manager (as Michelle Desnoyers)
Margo Mosher .... location manager
 
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
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
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
Susan Leblanc-Crawford .... thanks (as Sue LeBlanc)
Rich Lim .... thanks
Hugh Marsh .... thanks
Shandi Mitchell .... thanks
Linda Moore .... thanks
Erin Nichols .... thanks
Martin Pink .... thanks
Jeremy Podeswa .... thanks
Bob Redding .... thanks
Willie Stevenson .... thanks
Gordon Swansburg .... thanks
Chaz Thorne .... thanks
Greta Varna .... thanks
Reg Vermue .... thanks
 

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

Trivia:
Paul Gross' two children Hannah and Jack Gross appear in the background of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Buddy French:I like Mark Twain. You know what else he said? "Faith is believing something you know isn't true."See more »
Soundtrack:
A Lighthearted LovesongSee more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Can anyone give me a road map to this town???, 16 March 2006
Author: arizona-philm-phan from Arizona

What a little Life-Affirming gem this is; if it does nothing else, it leaves you with Hope. Performances are everything in a film of this nature....and, here, not one of them lets you down. These guys and gals 'put out' for us what the multi-millionaire, cookie-cutter stars of Hollywood quite often do not. So, just a comment or two concerning them and/or their characterizations:

= Sandra Oh---Gee whiz, where has she dropped out of? If you're a fan of hers from TV's "Grey's Anatomy," you ain't seen nothing yet. Till you see her here, that is. Can there be any wonder why she won a 2006 Golden Globe award?

= Paul Gross---Playing the 'almost' disillusioned husband and the oh-so-wise town policeman, he sneaks in under our radar and becomes 1 of 2 main axles keeping the town of Wilby rolling along. He's, simply, one of those types with a mission to do the right thing.

= Rebecca Jenkins & Ellen Page---Being mother and daughter, they bring us right into and under their skins (what tremendous performances).

= James Allodi---As one of "life's saddest", he gives us 2 instants on film when we see appear, in the lifeless eyes of a benumbed man undergoing both marriage breakup and devastating lifestyle change, 2 sparks of "Realization" (the first instant being a scarily breathtaking moment for us; the second a joyous one---you'll easily recognize them both).

= Callum Keith Rennie---If Allodi's 'Dan' is the one begging redemption in this movie (its "Life-Loss" so to speak), then Rennie is its "Life Spark." Aside from the town policeman, no other is as sensitive to everyone else and their needs as is 'Duck MacDonald' (to be stable, a vehicle needs at least 2 axles; Duck is this town's other). He is amazing in his perceptiveness...his caring...his persistence in landing who he knows to be the "love of his life." Showing my partiality (and preferences, I guess) I only wish that every film of a lighter, romantic nature (containing gay aspects, or not), had a Callum Keith Rennie.

Lastly, what Great and Uplifting closing moments we have been given: ...The Depth of Feeling and the Emotional Intensity reached in the final scene's pairing is palpable, almost overwhelming....perfectly capping a little--but monumental--film belonging in every movie lover's collection.

PS: In its release year, if any film would have been worthy of consideration for one of the several "Best Ensemble Acting" awards, this film certainly should have been foremost (I didn't find the multi-cast acting in the recently awarded "Crash" to be of any higher caliber).

PPS: You may learn more about this film by visiting its releaser: filmmovement.com

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