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Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a ... See full summary »

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Quebec Bill Bonhomme
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Wild Bill Bonhomme
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Herny Coville
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Rat Kinneson
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Cordelia (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Carcajou
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Evangeline Bonhomme
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Compton
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Brother St. Hilaire (as Luis Guzman)
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Frog Lamundy (as Rusty Dewees)
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Origene LaChance
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Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. Quebec Bill takes his son, Wild Bill, on the journey. Also Henry Coville, an inscrutable whiskey smuggler, and Rat Kinneson, Quebec Bill's perpetually disconsolate ex-con hired man. Together, they cross the border into vast reaches of Canadian wilderness for an unforgettable four days "full of terror, full of wonder." Written by Jay Craven

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In a desperate attempt to save their farm, a father and son embark on a whiskey running adventure.


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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,629 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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$6,501 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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Between 9 and ten minutes into the film (as Coville is asking the other 2 men if they want to purchase a 'fast car'), if you look in the background, you can see modern day vehicles going down the street - despite the film being set in the early 1930s. See more »

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Quebec Bill: What's the matter, Hen'? Don't you think that I and Wild Bill can get that whiskey back across for ya?
Herny Coville: Bill, I'm sure you can hustle that whiskey up the lake with the Women's Temperance League patrollin' it.
Quebec Bill: And sell 'em a case in the bargain.
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A Vermont Western
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This well-meant film falls just a bit short, and unfortunately in too many areas.

The scenery is gorgeous, with vistas of north-central Vermont providing the setting for this mid-century tale. Quebec Bill endeavors to go back to his whiskey-running past in order to save his farm.

Going back and forth between scenes of magical realism and straight-forward action, this film rarely hits its stride.

Kris Kristofferson as Quebec Bill seems pretty stilted, or else it's his lines; or else his cross of Yankee and Quebecois accents. Anyway, he just comes off as a low-key blow-hard. His dialogs with Gary Farmer's Coville character do sparkle, though. William Sanderson's Rat Kinneson is solid. Charlie McDermott shows some real potential as young Wild Bill; but his part's not large enough to carry a scene and he never steals one. Luis Guzman shows up on Lake Memphramagog (with a fine stand-in performance by Lake Willoughby) as a monk with a boys'n'the hood accent: who knows? And then there's Bujold's Cordelia: an oracle like her namesake, she channels Yoda as she intones lines like "You will marry a Quebec woman!"?!? Just too weird and nowhere near enigmatic enough.

The end gets really choppy. Again a bad mix of magical realism and the concrete. And Yoda never provides an answer we can understand.


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