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Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  8 April 2005 (Canada)
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Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

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Chester Jones
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Father Fitzpatrick
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Claire Collins
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Hulk (as Chris Ploszczansky)
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Secretary Roddy
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Father George Hibbert
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Emma Walker
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Nurse Alice
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Woman in Shower
Ben Gans ...
Senior Citizen #1
Jock McLeod ...
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Cattana
Daniel Karasik ...
Bolan
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Mr. Karl
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It's the 1953/54 school year at St. Magnus Catholic School in Hamilton, Ontario. Fourteen year old Ralph Walker is in many ways a typical teenager. He is experimenting with smoking and is openly preoccupied with the opposite sex, which makes him the brunt of jokes amongst his male classmates and which constantly gets him into trouble with the school's strict headmaster, Father Fitzpatrick. As penance and to redirect his energies, Father Fitzpatrick orders Ralph to join the school's cross country running team under the tutelage of the school's avant-garde thinking teacher, Father Hibbert. Some of the more unusual circumstances of Ralph's life are that he lives by himself in the family home, telling the authorities that he is living with his paternal grandparents (who are in reality deceased), and telling his widowed hospitalized mother (Ralph's father was killed in the war) that he is staying with a friend. Ralph's focus in life changes after his mother falls into a coma. It will take ... Written by Huggo

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A comedy about chasing miracles. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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8 April 2005 (Canada)  »

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CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)

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$140,881 (USA) (5 August 2005)

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$795,126 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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The nurse who refuses to let Ralph see his mother when he visits on Christmas Eve is wearing a nursing pin from the prestigious St. Mary's School of Nursing in Montreal. See more »

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The actual winner of the 1954 Boston Marathon was Veikko Karvonen from Finland. His finish time was 2:20:39. See more »

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Ralph Walker: Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been 11 weeks since my last confession.
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Surprisingly enjoyable
25 July 2005 | by (Bethesda MD) – See all my reviews

Air Canada was showing this a few months ago. With nothing better to do I thought I'd give it a try. It's nice to start watching a movie you have never heard of. And not having anyone else's viewpoint to prejudice you. At least when it is this good. The initial disappointment of there being no well known movies on offer soon evaporated. After an uncertain start the wholly believable characters win you over. A bit corny at times for sure, but funny, and well acted. And ultimately one of the most moving films I have seen in a while (ok discounting Finding Neverland). An excellent coming of age tale, which I enjoyed retelling to my kids.

A must to rent.


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